This Broadway sleeper hit musical tells the heartwarming true story of a tiny Canadian town that cared for thousands of grounded travelers in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. More…
On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. In a heartbeat, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers were stranded in the remote town of Gander in Newfoundland, effectively doubling its population. The locals opened their hearts and homes, hosting this international community of strangers–spurring unexpected camaraderie under extraordinary circumstances. Directed by two-time Tony nominee Christopher Ashley ('Memphis,' the revival of 'The Rocky Horror Show').
See it if you want an uplifting play that is well staged, great lighting and very funny as well as moving. Simple, yet complicated. very good show.
Don't see it if If you don't like musicals, otherwise a very touching, smooth running musical.
See it if People helping people for a week, relationship subplots, lively music, local Newfoundland culture, light-hearted jokes, a few sad moments.
Don't see it if You want to see something more intense and dramatic. The show touches on some serious issues, but its format is many characters, not depth.
See it if you want to see an original, uplifting, engaging, if somewhat bland, sentimental & trite, musical about the goodness of people under duress.
Don't see it if you expect any deep, new, holistic view of life outside of NY on 9/11. [This show tells one lovely tale without much edge or substance.]
See it if A real life experience with feel good chapters and feel sad chapters. So well done This may be only my 3rd or 4th 100 rating. Super cast
Don't see it if A must see
See it if you like new musicals that tell a modern story, smallish cast who play multiple roles, are Canadian, recall 9/11, like a great narrative
Don't see it if you avoid 9/11 topics in any metier, enjoy traditional dance musicals, don't like to concentrate on plot and character,
See it if the first half w/ wit & grace makes u care/laugh bout fate of 7,000 people landing in Gander on 9/11 & its impossibly hospitable residents
Don't see it if once planes land and passgrs settle, show flags; need to do more than tell random funny/touching pssgr stories
See it if You want to learn this part of 9/11 history. A nice story although there are too many characters. Hard to care about any in particular.
Don't see it if You don't want to think about the events of 9/11. If you don't like bluegrass music. Play is sung through. No talking.
See it if you like Irish/Bluegrass music (over and over and over), enjoy a feel-good show with pleasant and inspiring story line and characters.
Don't see it if you prefer musicals with lots of costumes, big production numbers,a variety of musical styles and dance. Anything to do with 9/11 upsets you
See it if joyous noise emanating from human trial, melding people, melting cultural differences, talented cast of multiculturals/sexes/ages excite you
Don't see it if don't want to be reminded of 9/11, cannot empathize with others plights, think musicalizing anythiing cheapens the memory of it
See it if The Canadians are inspiring. The score was insipid but beautifully played by a great sounding band that jams on the stage at curtain call.
Don't see it if Left me kinda lukewarm. Actors play too many characters. The stage is very busy.
See it if You are interested in a good play about a true story of hospitality in times of need after 9/11.
Don't see it if Stories about 9/11 are too close for comfort or you are not ready for a positive 9/12 story.
See it if you're in the mood for well executed feel good, uplifting theater. Very entertaining.
Don't see it if you want nuance and well developed characters. Theme is thought provoking and important but was somewhat trivialized.
See it if you enjoy a show based on a true story done with great care due to the nature of the incident. Great voices inspiring story
Don't see it if 9/11 events are super disturbing to you
Also The musical was well crafted, not condescending or trite. Rings true
See it if you value an original, thoughtful & vital production based on the events following the 9/11 attack, told with heart, humor & compassion.
Don't see it if no reason not to see it.
See it if for a heartwarming musical with a great ensemble cast about the hospitality of people in Newfoundland on 9/11 & following days
Don't see it if don't want anything about 9/11 no matter how uplifting (it is still a tearjerker); don't want characters playing multiple roles
See it if you're ready for the expectations you had for a 9/11 show to be obliterated. I assumed solemn & instead found joyous, funny & life-affirming
Don't see it if you hate humankind. This show is an unabashed celebration of humanity at its finest.
See it if Beautifully put together musical. Every minute was a delight and especially relevant to a NY'er. A must see !
Don't see it if If you do not like musicals.
See it if You want something new, well done, good staging, interesting untold story of 9/11. Very cleverly done minimal staging super lighting.
Don't see it if You want dancing and costumes and choreography. This show is absorbing but not a typical grand bdwy musical.
See it if a human being with a beating heart; you want to be inspired in 100 well-choreographed minutes; you believe in the beauty of hope in tragedy.
Don't see it if triggered by 9 /11 stories; dislike humor mixed with tragedy; easily confused by actors in multiple roles; you've left your heart at home.
See it if you want to experience a heart-lifting, life-affirming show that will leave you in tears while you rock to the beat.
Don't see it if nope, there isn't anyone that shouldn't see this phenomenon.
See it if you want to see a strong original ensemble piece. Beautifully sung w/masterful music excellently performed on-stage by rockin' musicians.
Don't see it if you have no heart. Deeply moving, sweet & loving. Hits home for all NY'ers. Amazing ensemble performs AS ONE: their unison is enthralling.
See it if you enjoy powerful, intensely emotional, energetic musicals re lrecent events and experiences, and Irish/Cornish music. Bring box of tissues
Don't see it if you cannot tolerant vivid reminder of 9/11, stories of mingling of diverse peoples or Irish/Cornish music or loud musicals, strong language.
See it if You want to laugh and cry while remembering an event that is scorched in our minds
Don't see it if You want standard fare about fictional people and places