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Held Momentarily

From 10 critic and 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.



65
Time Out New York

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 and more believable. Also, Hunter Bird’s direction can’t quite strike a balance between youthful, energetic singing and dancing and intense, sometimes overwrought dialogue." Full Review


65
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?


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