Already closed | 2h 20m | Midtown W

I Spy a Spy

From 158 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful

About the show

"I Spy A Spy" is a wacky musical comedy about immigration, unexpected romance, espionage, and the best chicken-tikka pizza in NYC. More…

From the show:

In a “melting pot” neighborhood in Hell’s Kitchen, José Rodriguez, an undocumented Mexican delivery guy has an American Dream – to become “a someone”. Alina Orlova, a beautiful but inept Russian spy, also has an American dream – to save the family’s “Fluff N’ Fold". Speeding through one hilariously preposterous plot twist after another, José and Alina embark on a wild adventure to fulfill their destinies – and live the American Dream!

I Spy A Spy is a wacky comedy of immigration, unexpected romance, espionage, and the best chicken-tikka pizza in NYC. It takes us on a musical rollercoaster ride (on which our duo encounters Mexican Thugs, Russian spies, a Pakistani pizza proprietor, a Korean deli owner, and the Department of Homeland Security!), while lovingly examining the power of the American Dream, the challenges we all face, and the universal love for “home”!

2h 20m | Already closed | Theatre at St. Clement's (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (158)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful

38
Cute, Quirky, Campy, Disappointing, Missed opportunity

See it if you really enjoy musicals that have a certain charming B-movie quality to them.

Don't see it if Are looking for a memorable score.

Also "The American dream belongs to all of us." -Kamala Harris... Read more Read less

41
Confusing, Fluffy, Dizzying, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if If you like political overtones and spies

Don't see it if If you want a fresh new score and a plot innovative staging.

During previews
49
Hackneyed

See it if Some lovely voices and decent acting.

Don't see it if This show is so cookie cutter in every respect-book,music,lyrics. Jokes are lame, lyrics awful, plot silly, romance unconvincing.Left early

Also Nyet to this amateurishly written stinker.

During previews
48
Slow, Excruciating, Fluffy, Banal, Cliched

See it if You want a really okay, really hokey musical.

Don't see it if Just don't. It's overwritten, under-conceived, casually racist, and not worth it.

Also This is what happens when you want to tell an important, original stor... Read more Read less


July 22nd, 2019
"I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist, but you're never going to convince me that 'I Spy a Spy' isn't the fruit of a plot by Julian Assange and Russian hackers (assisted, maybe, by Kim Jong Un), aimed at undermining America's theatrical way of life."
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July 18th, 2019
"Novelty 12 person cast of caricatures at Theatre at St. Clements includes Russians and spies, the American Dream, and commentaries on the political state of things with love stories too. Some slicing and dicing are in order but it's silly fun and you'll get some laughs and messages."
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July 19th, 2019
"At a time when there's such turmoil at out borders and disagreement within, it takes a good deal of courage to pen a musical that takes a lighthearted look at immigrations. But Jamie Jackson and So Hee Youn's musical somehow does that with charm and humor."
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July 19th, 2019
"A banal exercise that, for all its upbeat treatment of America's cultural diversity, is little more than an excuse for a mostly witless, farcical farrago about stereotypical, cartoon characters of multiple ethnicities."
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