"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”!
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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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