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Emojiland: The Musical
Midtown W
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Emojiland: The Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(209 Reviews)
Positive
80%
Mixed
15%
Negative
5%
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.

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Member Reviews (209)

70
Terrific songs and singers. silly story.

See it if You appreciate a well done show filled with very good songs and singers.

Don't see it if You want a traditional grownup musical.

94
Clever, Hilarious, Great singing, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if THIS is the Avenue Q for Gen Z. Like a passion project miraculously given the green light. Nothing squandered, all talent played to the hilt

Don't see it if ur a bored fatalist insisting pop culture can’t rise above mediocrity; unfamiliar w/ emojis' utility as nonverbal cues (reducing ambiguity, Read more

Critic Reviews (11)

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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January 23rd, 2020

"Whether there is an audience for a show focusing on the emotional torments of smiley faces and princess images remains to be seen -- but, with its cheerful children's-theatre atmosphere and jokes sorely in need of updates, I was more than ready to unplug by the time the finale arrived."
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January 19th, 2020

"The eye-popping new musical 'Emojiland' is set inside a smartphone, but it turns out the digital sphere of emoji, GIFs and apps isn't so different from the human world."
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January 20th, 2020

4/5 Stars. "A delightful new musical takes us behind the screen of our smartphones."
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January 29th, 2020

"The dynamic Lesli Margherita is part of a lively cast including Ann Harada as Pile of Poo in this drawn out brassy musical comedy where laughs are scarce."
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February 1st, 2020

"If that sounds like a lot of plot, it is—too much, to be honest. But it's easy to follow and just when it starts to drag, an energetic musical number picks things back up again. And while the book and lyrics are already funny, it's what the cast does with them that will make you [Rolling on the Floor Laughing emoji]."
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January 20th, 2020

"No small, throwaway, novelty musical but…a highly polished work with a solidly sensational 14-member company. It's also given a technically sophisticated production matching any you might find nearby on Broadway."
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January 22nd, 2020

"It has a little of Pixar's 'Inside Out' (emotions as characters) and a little of Broadway's 'Disaster!' (musical-theater fan favorites doing campy material) plus the exuberantly performed up-tempo numbers of a theme-park revue and the over-the-top costumes of a drag ball."
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