Since emojis first made an appearance in Japanese technology in the late 90s, they have grown into a language within themselves, shifting the way that humans virtually communicate and even making the Oxford dictionary word of the year in 2015 (with the laughing, tear emoji). With that understanding, it was disappointing to find that Emojiland, the new musical from Keith Harrison and Laura Schein now playing The Duke on 42nd Street, didn't contain any deeper message for (or symbolism of) the...
Originally presented by the New York Musical Festival, Emojiland returns to the New York stage with a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Duke on 42nd Street.
Broadway alumni Lesli Margherita and Josh Lamon are set to once again rule as Princess and Prince of Emojiland.
(Photos by Jeremy Daniel)
Not to be confused with, and very much unlike The Emoji Movie, Emojiland is an electric ensemble piece about a diverse community of archetypes who take one another at face value: a smiling face dealing with depression; a princess who doesn’t want a prince; a skull dying for deletion; a nerd face too smart for his own good; a face with sunglasses who can’t see past his own reflection; and a police officer and construction worker who just want to work together. When a software update threatens to destroy life as they know it, Emojiland faces the most fundamental questions a society – and a heart – can face: Who are we? And who matters?
2hr 10min (one intermission), no late seating
January 9th, 2020
March 19th, 2020
Duke on 42nd Street
Latest Emojiland News & Features
All hail, Lesli Margherita! The Olivier Award winner and stage favorite returns to the Off-Broadway company of new musical Emojiland tonight, following a planned leave of absence due to prior obligations. As previously reported, Taylor Iman Jones had stepped in to cover Margherita's role of Princess.Ms. Margherita's previous stage credits include the Broadway productions of Matilda The Musical and Dames at Sea, the Off-Broadway world premiere of Who's Holiday! (for which she received Lucille...
Taylor Iman Jones joins the Off-Broadway company of new musical Emojiland tonight, covering the role of Princess through February 23, 2020. As previously reported, original cast member and Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita has taken a leave of absence due to prior obligations.Ms. Jones' previous stage credits include the Broadway productions of Head Over Heels and Groundhog Day, Roundabout Theatre Company's recent world premiere musical Scotland, PA, the National Tour of Green Day's American...
Due to prior obligations, Lesli Margherita will take a leave of absence from the new musical Emojiland later this month. Covering the role of Princess from February 18 to 23 will be Taylor Iman Jones, it was announced today.Ms. Jones' previous stage credits include the Broadway productions of Head Over Heels and Groundhog Day, Roundabout Theatre Company's recent world premiere musical Scotland, PA, the National Tour of Green Day's American Idiot, the Kennedy Center production of The Who's Tommy...
The new musical Emojiland has extended its current Off-Broadway run at The Duke on 42nd Street. The emoji-themed tuner, which began performances on January 9, 2020, ahead of an official opening on January 19, will now run through March 19, 2020 (instead of March 8).Emojiland features a book, music and lyrics by Keith Harrison & Laura Schein, with direction by Thomas Caruso and choreography by Kenny Ingram.Synopsis: "Not to be confused with, and very much unlike The Emoji Movie, Emojiland is...