The four writers of the all a cappella musical In Transit visited the Billboard on Broadway podcast to talk about their unique collaboration (all four are credited with writing book, music and lyrics — a rarity on Broadway).
It’s clear that a cappella music is hitting a high note. What was once a niche music style found in college competitions has gone mainstream, with Grammy-winning recordings and a hugely successful movie franchise, “Pitch Perfect.”
Margo Seibert plays a struggling actor in Broadway’s a cappella musical In Transit. Before she starred in Rocky or became Jane, she was in the audition room with just a piano and her audition repertoire—much like her character in the show. Here, Seibert turns through her book of songs and reveals why she’s more concerned with showering herself than showing off.
There’s only one way to meet Chesney Snow for the first time. You have to see him in his element.That’s how I met him back in December, when I saw “In Transit” during its previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre.
Telly Leung (Glee, Allegiance, Godspell, Wicked, Rent) is back on Broadway starring in the a cappella musical In Transit. Telly originated the role of Steven, a gay man in New York planning a wedding to his partner, Trent (Justin Guarini), and he’s back at the Circle in the Square after taking a brief personal absence.
He was born in Georgia and lives in Pennsylvania, but Justin Guarini’s spiritual home is Broadway. “I was probably 11 when I saw ‘Les Miz,’ ” the first “American Idol” runner-up tells BARBARA HOFFMAN.
Broadway’s aca-awesome musical In Transit celebrated 100 performances on February 7. (How many MetroCard swipes is that?) The cast gathered at the Circle in the Square Theatre to snack on a treat that is always worth a train transfer or two: Schmackary’s Cookies!
The stars of the a cappella musical take us backstage at the Circle in the Square Theatre to see where they spend their downtime before and after the show!
American Idol star Justin Guarini is once again taking the stage with his brave new role in Broadway’s first acapella musical, In Transit. This week, we had the opportunity to get up close and personal with him as he answered our 20 questions about his love of performing, his exciting new role, and what this performance means for the Great White Way.
Justin Guarini might be starring in Broadway’s In Transit, but he’s completely settled when it comes to his career.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton attended the February 1 performance of Broadway’s new a cappella musical, In Transit, at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street).
Take a break from your subway commute and join Kirsten Wyatt and In Transit‘s Erin Mackey in the kitchen for a fluffy lime coconut cake!
In Transit uses a subway station as a jumping off point, launching into the interconnecting lives of several New Yorkers struggling to figure out where they’re going, not just on the subway, but in life.
Gerianne Perez makes her Broadway debut as ‘Kathy’ in In Transit, a new a cappella musical which follows the intertwined lives of 11 New Yorkers whose careers are a work in progress and who are faced with the challenges of navigating city life, and upholding relationships with lovers, family and friends.
IN TRANSIT is a New York City commuter’s dream. A condensed version of time – set on the NYC transit system – that tells familiar stories about some of today’s most poignant relationship issues in the most glorious musical way.
It has been quite the whirlwind for the multi-faceted Colin Hanlon who spent this past holiday season taking on double-duty in two Broadway productions – In Transit and Falsettos.
Follow Nicholas Ward through a two show day Broadway’s first a cappella musical, In Transit, which officially opened on Broadway December 11 at the Circle in the Square Theatre.
Kathleen Marshall, 54, is a three-time Tony-winning Broadway choreographer and the director of “In Transit,” a musical now on Broadway.
Fresh off the revival of Falsettos, Colin Hanlon jumped right into Broadway’s harmonic new musical In Transit—which is incredible considering how intricate the all a cappella score is to learn.
Rick Hip-Flores is a seasoned musical director, having worked on several projects both on and off Broadway. Yet he, along with the cast of In Transit, is currently exploring unprecedented territory by being the first completely a cappella Broadway show.
James Snyder & Margo Seibert Bring Love Actually to In Transit. I thought this was fun and really clever. One of the critics called the show Love Actually on a subway, and this adorable video found a way to play on that and feel topical, i.e., 1:45.
For Chesney Snow, storytelling has remained a focal point of his life since he was 9 years old. From creating his own short stories to unearthing a love of Shakespeare, Snow has found peace in the creative—even in the midst of chaos and the unknown.
After years working her way up in the theater industry, Egg Harbor’s Sara Wordsworth is not only fulfilling a lifelong dream, she’s doing it in a most unusual way. The writer has brought an a cappella musical to Broadway after 16 years of development.
The musical ‘In Transit’ is now on Broadway. What makes this musical different from others on Broadway? It does not use any musical instrument, since all the sounds are made with the voices of the artists. Mariand Torres, one of the performers, tells NY1 about the process.
Justin Guarini who rose to fame on the first season of American Idol, has since become a regular presence on the Broadway stage, appearing in Wicked, American Idiot, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and the recent revival of Romeo and Juliet.
“In Transit” is an a cappella musical that Anderson-Lopez co-created with three other writers — James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan, and Sara Wordsworth. It had a critically acclaimed run off Broadway in 2010, and now it’s at the Circle in the Square Theatre.
New York City Governor Andrew M. Cuomo celebrated the New Year with the on-time arrival of the Second Avenue Subway, which is the system’s first major expansion in more than 50 years.
When Margo Seibert joined the cast of the Broadway show “In Transit” this past fall and learned that the script called for an infant, she knew who’d be perfect for the part: the theater veteran Twan Baker.
Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall talks about the new Broadway musical “In Transit,” along with starring actress Erin Mackey and Sara Wordsworth, a who co-wrote the book, music and lyrics along with Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford and Russ Kaplan.
In Transit tells the story of Manhattanites whose lives are all interconnected, and there is no way you are leaving the theatre without talking about Moya Angela belting her face off in a MetroCard dress with a turnstile fascinator.
“America’s Got Talent” contestant and Broadway performer Moya Angela could light up the whole subway system in her MetroCard dress. When she struts out, her energy owns the stage with fierce talent and lion-like confidence. Wow!
Songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez tells the story of how “Saturday Night” from the newest Broadway musical, IN TRANSIT, came to be.
Last Sunday, around 30 Mixed Company alumni got together to go see the show James-Allen and his friends had written. One of the alumni hosted a brunch at his apartment beforehand.
On a Saturday night in 2000, Kristen Anderson sat unhappily at home. She’d just broken up with her boyfriend, Robert Lopez, and for reasons she didn’t quite understand, she’d sent him out on a date with a friend of hers.
Kristen Anderson-Lopez is now returning to her roots for her latest project: In Transit, an a cappella musical now in previews and officially opening on Broadway Sunday, Dec. 11.
“In the beginning, I felt — and I still feel it somewhat now — a little schizophrenic,” says “American Idol” alum Justin Guarini, talking about his experience in the cast of “In Transit,” Broadway’s new — and first — a cappella musical.
In Transit, Broadway’s first a cappella musical, began previews November 10 prior to an official opening December 11 at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th St.).
“You can hear a whoosh of air as the train approaches,” Deke Sharon said, breaking down the cacophony on a subway platform into its component parts. “There’s the high screech of the tires, and underneath it all there’s a low rumble.” For good measure, he emulated each sound.
Billed as the first “a cappella musical on Broadway,” In Transit will officially open on Dec. 11, 2016, at the Circle in the Square Theatre
The train travels to the Broadway Station all the time in New York City. Now the subway actually goes to Broadway.
The cast of the incoming a cappella Broadway musical about the intertwining paths of eleven young New Yorkers, greeted the press while in the studio October 6.
The a cappella world of In Transit means a lot these days
The ‘Frozen’ songwriter makes her Main Stem debut with ‘In Transit,’ the first a cappella musical on the Great White Way.
Vocal arranger Deke Sharon is probably the most prominent a capellist in the country. He’s worked on NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” the blockbuster “Pitch Perfect” movies, and Lifetime’s “Pitch Slapped.”
Before finding happiness in a century-old townhouse in Park Slope, the songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez had what her husband and frequent collaborator, Robert Lopez, described as a “real estate porn” habit.
Watch exclusive rehearsal footage from ‘In Transit,’ which rides its way to the stage on Nov. 10
Broadway’s first a cappella musical will open at the Circle in the Square Theatre on December 11, and the cast of IN TRANSIT is well into rehearsals to put finishing touches on the show.
Next stop: Broadway! Performances for In Transit are set to begin on November 10 at the Circle in the Square Theatre.
Actor Telly Leung takes a break from rehearsals of ‘In Transit’ to share his thoughts on the term “leading man,” his personal connection with ensemble theater and more
When you announce at a young age that you want to have a career on Broadway, the statement can elicit some skepticism, surprise and criticism.
The Oscar-winning songwriting couple behind Frozen discusses a season of taking fresh looks at old projects.