In Previews: Opens Jul 18 | 2h 20m | Midtown W

I Spy a Spy

From 90 member reviews
Members say: Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, 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 | In Previews: Opens Jul 18 | Theatre at St. Clement's (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (90)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful
80
Avg Score

During previews
82
Relevant, Intelligent, Great singing, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want a small musical with a great cast and a good score. Immigrants living their American Dream is very relevant just now

Don't see it if you need giant production numbers

During previews
95
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to see an entertaining musical about life in NYC for an immigrant, with a spy twist

Don't see it if you're not interested in immigration issues,don't enjoy funny musicals.Lots of stairs:down to bathroom; up,up,down to theater.Worth climbing

Also This was a highly entertaining musical with wonderful singing; each ch... Read more Read less

During previews
80
Fun, Cliched, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You liked In Transit, you appreciate a campy good time with some solid vocals and a few moments of great choreo, playful, pretty polished

Don't see it if You can't suspend disbelief or want a highly nuanced show grounded in reality

During previews
70
Amateurish, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you enjoy musicals and are in the mo0d to be entertained by a pleasant musical about immigrants in the U.S.

Don't see it if you want to see a musical with great songs

Also The cast works very hard to be entertaining.

During previews
85
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Silly

See it if you want a charming, overlong, tuneful, madcap experience of immigrants in the Big A - at first paranoia abounds, then is resolved in Act 2.

Don't see it if you want a finished work, although this has potential if trimmed by a third, and sad that if it should transfer leads who aren't names won't

During previews
83
Relevant, Funny, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want to be entertained by very talented cast in an intimate setting. Staging was smart for its size & cast works hard to deliver its msg

Don't see it if you’ll be offended or dislike ethnic jokes or political incorrectness.

During previews
87
Romantic, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a great production in a simple setting, beautiful storyline wt wonderful vocals, amazing talented cast. 2 hrs went so fast.

Don't see it if You do not like musicals or romantic stories.,looking for a bigger production then this is not your thing.

During previews
85
Fun, slow, not politically correct

See it if you want to see a musical with good singing that needs a lot of work.

Don't see it if you want to see a very professional musical with stunning music and intelligent plot.

Also There is a lot of ethnic jokes that are not particularly funny nor pol... Read more Read less

During previews
72
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy a clever, well-made musical for kids that adults can enjoy as well

Don't see it if you want your musicals, for whatever age, to have a decent book

During previews
82
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Banal

See it if want to see a strong (but small) cast do a fun and generally tuneful musical. Like light fun plots and some strong musical moments.

Don't see it if Mind overly referential humor, inconsistent song level and a cast too small for the production. First act didn't have strong highlights.

Also Second act is quiet good with 3 really strong songs and the plot basic... Read more Read less

During previews
79
Fluffy, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Kudos to the outstanding voice of Andrew Mayer who has a beautifully melodic & scintillating voice with many colors & should be on Broadway.

Don't see it if The plot was a bit silly and outdated.

During previews
74
Great singing, Great staging, Funny

See it if It's an off-Broadway musical that's clearly got ambitions. It's well acted and the songs are catchy. If you like light musicals, see it.

Don't see it if It's longer than it needs to be and the story is sort of a mess; it's entertaining enough, but it's not essential viewing by any means.

During previews
79
Mocking, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if A parody on NY most favorite stereotypes:immigrants who are spying on each other, clumsy Russian spies,and bighearted Mexican boy saving all

Don't see it if Not memorable songs, show needs to be trimmed a bit, was longer then 2h 20 min,taking jokes about immigrants too personaly

Also 3 talented musicians and so nice that music did not cover the songs.... Read more Read less

During previews
64
Some funny moments, some good songs, Great singing

See it if you are hard of hearing and want to see something that could be good with a lot of workshopping + a dose of chemistry between the actors.

Don't see it if weird and thin plot doesn't appeal and you don't have ear plugs. Singers were great + songs good but overmiking ruined the aesthetic appeal

During previews
100
One of the best off-broadway shows ever!, Intelligent, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in a fresh, clever, relevant & entertaining musical about life in NYC. Great music & funny lines. Broadway-bound!?!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or are not interested in issues immigrants are facing & life in NYC, don't have humor. CAREFUL: long staircase!

Also Best positive Off-Broadway surprise since Desperate Measures! It is ab... Read more Read less

During previews
81
Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if U like aspiring actors some With great voices and want to have a fun evening

Don't see it if If you despair of a rough edge Play that needs a bit of fine Tuning

During previews
90
Funny, Resonant, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You are a musical fan. It's fast-paced, energetic, & so much fun, love the cast, fantastic story! It doesn't need to be dramatic to be good!

Don't see it if You prefer a more thought-provoking or dramatic show. Still, a good fun show like this can't please everyone.

During previews
91
Funny, Quirky, Whimsical, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy ensemble productions with diverse casting; layered love stories; depictions of various cultures, clever lyrics

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in bits of life in different cultures, need fancy sets (but I loved the whimsy of this staging); prefer homogeny

Also I enjoyed this show and cast. My only suggestion is that the sound vol... Read more Read less

During previews
95
Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy top notch Broadway quality play and performances. This play should/will be on Broadway— and I hope with the cast it has now!

Don't see it if You like straight serious plays.

During previews
81
Fun, Great singing

See it if you are in the mood for a fun time with good music and great singing.

Don't see it if silly stories are not your style.

Also Although the singing was great and the music was good, the book needs ... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Exquisite, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if YOU want to see a very talented cast. Great singers and actors. Great musical on immigration and russian spies Broadway bound

Don't see it if You dont like musicals

Also This musical should be on broadway The singers were amazing

During previews
95
Intelligent, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you like real old fashion musicals...not the operettas of today that are touted as American Musicals, good solid music, excellent performing

Don't see it if are ultra sensitive to stereotyping (which gets deconstructed in the second act), accents, and stairs or want an operetta.

Also Saw this in preview...This show has probably the best potential I have... Read more Read less

During previews
75
Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a light musical with a very bizarre story that doesn't always make much sense.

Don't see it if you want to see a dramatic musical or straight play.

Also Cute is the best word to describe this musical. The lead actor, Andrew... Read more Read less

During previews
72
Entertaining

See it if You appreciate a talented cast who enjoy performing.

Don't see it if You expect Broadway caliber sets, etc.

During previews
95
Entertaining, Exquisite, Delightful

See it if You want an original musical with a wacky plot acted by a terrific ensemble cast. You must see !A great break from reruns and Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You are not interested in going so see talented actors sing dance and a t their hearts out


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