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Held Momentarily

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Funny, Cliched, Delightful, Entertaining

About the show

Part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, this new musical takes us into the NYC subway, where six strangers are trapped on a stalled subway car. More…

Something’s up down below. A couple who have just concluded an unsuccessful blind date, a discouraged medical student, a pregnant woman, a gay young man whose boy friend is cheating on him, a disgruntled business man, and a bag lady are trapped on a stalled subway car. These six strangers discover it's not just the train that's stuck. In spite of their diversity, they open up with one another. Relationships are broken and begun. A career commitment is revisited. A poignant musical comedy about making connections, living in the moment, and moving on in life. Oh, and one more thing: a woman just went into labor.

Member Reviews (3)


Disappointing, Funny, Cliched, Delightful, Entertaining
Avg Score

Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Quirky, Indulgent

See it if You've never actually been in NYC... then you might believe this load of hogwash.

Don't see it if You want something more out of musicals than 1dimensional cliches who hit every single predictable beat that you see coming in the 1st scene

Failed potential, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You're a New Yorker looking for an excuse to commiserate with a musical about the MTA

Don't see it if You want to see something...good?

Funny, Cliched, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of NYC specific shows aimed towards the 20-30something crowd, or have ever gotten stuck on a train and hated every moment of it

Don't see it if you're not okay with occasional moment of purely outrageous physical comedy, like someone giving birth on stage.

July 25th, 2015
"The pitch perfect ensemble does its best to remind us of how hard it feels to be a member of society, when all you wish you could do is take a breather. For a show that could’ve consisted of complaints about the MTA, Houser’s musical chooses to be a humanist beauty,a piece of musical theatre tha...
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July 24th, 2015
"The book, music and lyrics are allowed to take center stage, reaching the audience on an essential emotional level, which enables the actors to access the material with determination and conviction. Choreography lends a lighthearted touch with conventional movement in absurd situations. Music is...
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July 24th, 2015
"'Held Momentarily' is just another musical about people getting stuck on the train. Only it’s the most realistic. In it’s current form, 'Held Momentarily' is mediocre and will easily get lost in the shuffle. At such a short running time, building up the story and characters will be essential for...
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August 14th, 2014
for a previous production "The New Yorkers in this subway-set musical first appear as flat, ordinary types—yet happily, there is depth and promise after all... Strangely, there’s a conspicuous lack of earbuds and smartphones, the devices we use to disconnect ourselves: A stronger digital presence would have been useful an...
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