Already closed | 2h 20m | Midtown W

Emojiland: The Musical

From 209 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

About the show

'Emojiland" is a new, electric ensemble piece about a diverse community of archetypes who take one another at face value. More…

From the show:

Not to be confused with, and very much unlike The Emoji Movie, Emojiland is an electric ensemble piece about a diverse community of archetypes who take one another at face value: a smiling face dealing with depression; a princess who doesn’t want a prince; a skull dying for deletion; a nerd face too smart for his own good; a face with sunglasses who can’t see past his own reflection; and a police officer and construction worker who just want to work together. When a software update threatens to destroy life as they know it, Emojiland faces the most fundamental questions a society – and a heart – can face: Who are we? And who matters?


2h 20m | Already closed | The Duke on 42nd Street (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (209)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky
77
Avg Score

80
Cute, Funny, Ambitious, Great singing, Clever

See it if You like pop scores, political themes, and funny dialogue! The actors are all terrific, and the music is just so good (and sounded amazing).

Don't see it if Just see it! It’s a fun new musical with killer performers.

Also My critiques: The playful tone of the piece often comes through well, ... Read more Read less

87
Quirky, Great singing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like silly jokes and you want to see the best cast ever assembled for an off-Broadway show.

Don't see it if You don't know what an emoji is or you want serious drama.

80
Great staging, Enchanting, Great singing, Clever

See it if you like to be pleasantly surprised by powerhouse singing, colorful characters, a clever set, and outstanding costumes!

Don't see it if you only like "serious' theatre, or are generally disagreeable 😡

78
Entertaining, Fun

See it if you want a message delivered in a way that's not hitting you over the head and in a fun way

Don't see it if you aren't going to be able to get over the fact that they are emojis

60
Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you like light-hearted fun in a musical

Don't see it if you are looking for something to talk about after the show

Also Singing, dancing, and a little bit of acting makes for a no-stress aft... Read more Read less

75
Quirky, Hilarious, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Love some great voices for hilarious songs

Don't see it if You don’t like fantasy storylines that sometimes seem a little disjointed

89
Entertaining, Edgy, Great singing, Funny, Clever

See it if you enjoy timely satire that really hits home.

Don't see it if you’re not up on social technology - the humor will go right over your head.

Also Great use of space, lighting, costumes... over the top but in a good w... Read more Read less

65
Great acting, Clever

See it if good for a younger audience, good performances

Don't see it if plot is silly and confusing

62
Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if You are a fan of any of the actors in the show the show has some problems with the plot some songs are really good and some bad

Don't see it if I feel the show doesn’t know who to aim towards either adults or kids or both the show feels all over the place and takes awhile to getgoing

Also Lesli Margherita And Josh Lamon and Lucas Steele are the best parts of... Read more Read less

82
Refreshing, Original, Clever, Funny, Quirky

See it if you want something light and campy. Extremely fun, original and entertaining. Leslie Margherita is a highlight for sure!

Don't see it if you're expecting The Emoji Movie, you take yourself too seriously, or want to bring your kids. This is not for kids.

Also The costumes were clever and the makeup and wigs were amazing. I won t... Read more Read less

85
Edgy, Riveting, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you like a show that doesn't take itself too seriously, and are looking for a fun night out

Don't see it if you are looking for a serious show - the characters are all emojis, after all...

75
Entertaining, Great staging, Romantic, Great acting, Funny

See it if Very entertaining performance. Small theater, excellent seats. Great staging, little slow in the middle but would definitely recommend it.

Don't see it if You get bothered by strobe lights and loud music, this is not for you.

85
Quirky, Great music, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like new musicals akin to Be More Chill/SpongeBob, pop scores, the cast, anything to do with emojis and goofy, over-the-top characters.

Don't see it if You only like serious, traditional musicals, dislike colorful, fluffy shows that have meaning, you don't use emojis/know which is which.

Also Based on the name alone, I thought I was going to hate this show, but ... Read more Read less

75
Did i say lucas steele?, Funny, Over the top like american idol, 60 emojiland show, 100 lucas steele

See it if You won tickets or got them for <$25 or you want to see a special performance by Lucas Steele (The Great Comet)

Don't see it if You like your ear drums or you hate solo American Idol-style performances or you don’t like silliness.

Also Lucas Steele as Skull is the reason to see this show. Someone write th... Read more Read less

79
Quirky, Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like musicals, great costumes and make-up

Don't see it if You don't want to imagine a story about what could happen when cell phone characters come to life

84
Must see, Funny, Delightful

See it if You need a break from serious

Don't see it if You don’t like a different kind of silly

75
Refreshing, Hilarious, Fluffy, Funny, Delightful

See it if you like musicals, emojis, and a good time. a very cute musical in a great space where there is no bad seating.

Don't see it if you don’t like musicals. if you dislike digital emojis updates.

70
Quirky, Fluffy, Hilarious, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want to see a musical about emojis. The cast is super talented, and the songs are very catchy.

Don't see it if Your expecting a serious musical. This is silly fun but the younger audience members seemed to be having a great time.

75
Needs editing., Funny, Entertaining, Talented cast.

See it if you like flashy, energetic musicals. The talent of the performers rises above the material to save the day. Wonderful set and costumes.

Don't see it if you need a refreshing, original story to support the interesting concept and smartly-written score. Feels like deja vu.

Also “Emojiland,” the new musical that takes place inside a smartphone (hon... Read more Read less

52
Cringey, Corny, Fluffy, Excruciating, Cliched

See it if you have a high tolerance for utter silliness, you come across a really cheap ticket

Don't see it if you have better options

Also I cringed from the first song, and spent 75% of the show cringing from... Read more Read less

95
Great singing, Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny

See it if You like updated musicals. Seen it three times and it just makes me so happy. Some of the songs really touch me

Don't see it if You don’t like light and fluffy shows.

85
Fluffy, Great acting, Memorable singing, Banal, Entertaining

See it if you want funny, light entertainment with great singing

Don't see it if you crave something more profound

77
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if Want to smile. Silly, fun musical with a good score

Don't see it if You want realistic premise

90
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Bright, silly, fun musical. Great costumes good music Audience loved it

Don't see it if Not in the mood for silly fun. Not know what emojis are

97
Timely story that is fresh and energetic, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like paced story and powerhouse performances. Each actor gives 110%. The villain, Skull, gives a memorable and beautiful performance

Don't see it if You don’t like clever colorful and expressive theater that surprises you by moving u emotionally

Also Want to reiterate how exceptional the actors are in this... great tale... Read more Read less


January 19th, 2020
CRITIC’S PICK. "There’s a Rom-Com in Your Phone. With Music: Everybody’s on hand, from a variety of Smileys to Nerd Face, and from Princess to Pile of Poo."
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January 19th, 2020
3/5 Stars "With 16 musical numbers, dozens of characters, three main plot lines and a running time of well over two hours, it's a case of more-is-way-too-much, especially since the cyber-silliness isn't that well scripted. Thankfully, its...analog performances prevent the show from crashing."
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January 21st, 2020
"'Emojiland' Asks, Is It Really So Great to Be Alive?: Keith Harrison and Laura Schein wage war on nihilism inside an iPhone in their new musical at the Duke on 42nd Street."
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January 20th, 2020
"New Faces of 2020 Threaten The Status Quo in 'EMOJILAND'"
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