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 a folksy musical about the effects of 9/11 on one small town, docu-drama style.
Don't see it if You were in NYC on 9/11. Or you want your characters to feel developed. Or any sense of the scale of the tragedy. It felt glib and dishonest
See it if dont. just don't. I don't understand what all the hype was about. I left 2 songs into act II.
Don't see it if so much hype with this show. But it is terrible staged and sung.
See it if you want to see a simplistic comedy about tragedy. It is supposed to be heart warming, but my heart felt cold and even pissed off!
Don't see it if you have more sense than I did. Remember, this musical is about the worst tragedy in American history. And it is not well done!
See it if your idea of a good time is watching people having fun while you know that 3000 people were being murdered in America.
Don't see it if you find watching people having fun while you know that 3000 people were being murdered in America offensive.
See it if ...you like shows that turn monstrous world events into song fests that make "The Voice" look like Wagner's Ring cycle.
Don't see it if ...you were thinking "Well, this is an odd idea for a show. I wonder if it's the next 'Cabaret' or 'Fiddler'" because it's not...
See it if You like musicals that are poorly written and have no real character development
Don't see it if You enjoy coming away from a broadway show feeling blown away by the writing and musical performances. This show was awful.
See it if You don't mind AWFUL exposition posing as songs... and every emotion telegraphed to you without one feeling authentic.
Don't see it if You have a love of REAL musical theater... with thoughtful lyrics and melodies that move the plot forward.
See it if your idea of a musical is one song after another that sounds "What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor?"
Don't see it if you like memorable melodies, interesting lyrics or real drama.
See it if you want a quick show about people doing good in the face of tragic events
Don't see it if you want a show that dives deep into how the tragic events of 9/11 impacted people of ALL backgrounds, and not quick acknowledgements
See it if you want to kill a few hours in Times Square and don't mind napping in a theatre
Don't see it if you want a good musical with an engaging plot and memorable score
See it if You want to be told how nice people are in Canada...over and over again with some really dull music.
Don't see it if You have any respect for the Broadway Musical. I don't get the suceess of this one.
See it if you like a bluegrass tinge to your musicals, you like shows about ordinary people, and you are charmed by "dad jokes" and earnestness.
Don't see it if you will be bothered by gross stereotypes, a poorly written book, Irish accents instead of Canadian, and no depth given to any characters.
See it if Accents! Mime! Overmiking! It'story theatre! Without the story! Lyrics: "You're THHHERRRE AND I''M HEERRRE!! or "28 HOURS, MORE THAN A DAY!"
Don't see it if 28 hours -that's how long it felt. It's telling that a singing of a few measures of "My Heart Will Go On" was the most exciting music heard.
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