Come From Away (Broadway)
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Come From Away (Broadway)
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Come From Away (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

93%
(5363 Ratings)
Positive
98%
Mixed
1%
Negative
1%
Members say
Absorbing, Entertaining, Must see, Delightful, Clever

A charming true story of a tiny Canadian town that cared for 7000 grounded travelers post-9/11.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (5,363)

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96 Reviews | 9 Followers
100
Must see, Profound, Touching, Beautiful, Delicate

See it if you are not afraid to cry in public; if you still believe in human kindness; love stories that touch your heart

Don't see it if it is a must see so no "don't see it if.". See it

123 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Entertaining, Clever, Heartwarming, Emotional, Absorbing

See it if you want to have a good cry, and laigh

Don't see it if you have a hard time or trauma with 9/11 and are not ready to see something referencing that

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97 Reviews | 12 Followers
100
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a heartwarming musical about people of different backgrounds coming together and helping each other during difficult times.

Don't see it if You might get triggered by 9/11 references.

107 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Must see, Epic, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Come From Away blew me away! I loved everything about this show. I feel like a show connoisseur seeing it on Broadway & the West End.

Don't see it if The first time I cried during Me and the Sky due to my 9/11 memories. It may be difficult for people who lost family members.

52 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You love stories of people coming together in tragic times and still finding joy in life.

Don't see it if You don’t like Canadian things.

64 Reviews | 17 Followers
100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a beautiful ensemble piece.

Don't see it if You are sensitive towards 9/11

96 Reviews | 27 Followers
100
Must see, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if you want to see a heartfelt story that will have you laughing and crying back and forth. It's a story about kindness.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy verbatim, interview-based story telling

141 Reviews | 29 Followers
100
Touching, Masterful, Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see one of the greatest shows ever produced on Broadway. You will laugh, you will cry, you will not stop thinking about it.

Don't see it if you prefer a big production with elaborate sets.

Critic Reviews (63)

The New York Times
March 12th, 2017
For a previous production

"A big bearhug of a musical...Even the most stalwart cynics may have trouble staying dry-eyed during this portrait of heroic hospitality under extraordinary pressure...'Come From Away' is smarter than it first appears...The show covers a vast expanse of sensitive material with a respect for its complexity...It sustains an air of improvisational urgency, which feels appropriate to a show about making do in crisis, and it doesn’t linger on obvious moments of heartbreak and humanity."
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Time Out New York
March 12th, 2017
For a previous production

"A swelling heart of a musical...'Come from Away's' multiple narratives mostly have low stakes...When it touches on weightier concerns it falters; it is better at celebrating less consequential things...Under Christopher Ashley’s fluid direction, the 12 versatile actors form a true ensemble cast...Despite minor stumbles of craft, 'Come from Away' makes a persuasive case for the value of good intentions. For this kind of uplift you don’t need planes."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
March 12th, 2017
For a previous production

"By no means the best musical on Broadway, but it’s surely the goodest...The production, tightly directed by Ashley, does its damnedest to knock you into submission. The songs are pleasant...In facing the problem of making its story palatable as a stage work, 'Come From Away,' despite its good heart, has possibly lost its way...That it may succeed in making the audience cry is a testament to its fine qualities, which are sufficient to position 'Come From Away' as a possible feel-good hit."
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The Wall Street Journal
March 13th, 2017
For a previous production

"A gushily sentimental piece of theatrical yard goods that makes every mistake a musical can make...The results play like a volume of oral-history transcripts set to music, and the decision of the authors not to focus tightly on specific characters results in a cluttered, top-heavy show with too much exposition and not nearly enough development...If you’ve been waiting breathlessly for a gooey, uplifting musical about 9/11, your dream has come true."
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Deadline
March 12th, 2017
For a previous production

"Charming and emotionally resonant...'Come From Away' speaks the common language of just folks, and it sings and dances with the authentic inspiration of Newfoundland’s Celtic-based music...Hein and Sarnoff are not Sondheim. The folksy songs in 'Come From Away' are nearly all expository rather than revelatory...The show, staged with kinetic enthusiasm by Christopher Ashley, positively reeks of integrity–positive being the operative word."
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New York Daily News
March 12th, 2017
For a previous production

"A big-hearted and crowd-pleasing musical...It's a story that sings...While rousing and rich in harmony, the music suffers from sameness and a sound mix that obscures lyrics...Quips are balanced with serious moments revolving around personal crises and cultural collisions, but the show could do with a bit more introspection...Director Ashley guides the excellent cast and energizing staging...It's a singing reminder that when things are at their worst, people can be at their best."
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Variety
March 12th, 2017
For a previous production

"The cast is a hearty group and so good-natured they really put the lyrics across...Ashley keeps the traffic moving smartly...But there’s no getting away from it—as broad representatives from both camps of hosts and guests, the characters have no character...By the end of the show, the characters are scarcely more defined than they were at the beginning, and the monotonous music may be pounding on your head. But the intentions of the show are so heartfelt."
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The Hollywood Reporter
March 12th, 2017
For a previous production

"Creators Sankoff and Hein have crafted a heartwarming and thoroughly entertaining musical...Despite the doubling and tripling of roles, the numerous characters are all vividly rendered, thanks to the skillfulness of the writing and performances...Although not particularly memorable, the music proves consistently engaging and serves the story line beautifully...Serving as a welcome reminder of people’s inherent goodness, 'Come From Away' is the feel-good show of the season."
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