Open run | 1h 40m | Midtown W

Come From Away (NYC)

From 3,942 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Entertaining, Must see, Clever, Great staging

About the show

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').


Member Reviews (3942)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Entertaining, Must see, Clever, Great staging

19
A really dull "up with people" kind of show

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.

34
Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You want to relive 9/11. Like to see a community come together If you want to see boring costumes abd sets If you want a feel good story

Don't see it if If you want to see costumes. If you want to see dancing Your looking for a true Broadway show

4
Edgy, Overrated, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You should see it if u want to waste money and be bored it’s not even good it’s confusing and dumb what a waste of my good money

Don't see it if If you don’t want to waste money and be bored you could literally use the money your about to waste on one ticket to do anything else

During previews
44
Cliched, Quirky, Overrated, Insipid, Indulgent

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.

During previews
24
Banal, Excruciating, Insipid, Cliched, Dated

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.

Also I am, I realize in a minority here. People leaving the theater loved i... Read more Read less

During previews
40
Cliched, Indulgent, Profound

See it if you are a sucker for a heartwarming story, like folksy scores, or like bare-bones, ensemble-based shows

Don't see it if you are interested in a character driven musical, or are looking for something that has more to say than a Hallmark movie

Also I wanted to like this show because I had heard so many good things, bu... Read more Read less

During previews
10
Banal, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if You don't know anything about 9/11 and want to watch a musical about people celebrating while thousands died.

Don't see it if You like good music--the music here is bad. As is the book and the characters. The actors try, but it's just bad!

During previews
35
Disappointing, Banal, Sophomoric

See it if You like a frenetic pace, singing that sounds like shouting, & sophomoric story-telling about important events. The cast is terrific though!

Don't see it if You care deeply about the events of 9/11 and think the people of Gander (and on those flights) should be honored in a more meaningful way.

During previews
30
Slow, Quirky, Overrated, Cliched, Banal

See it if you've never seen a musical before

Don't see it if you like well written musicals


March 12th, 2017
"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 c...
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March 12th, 2017
"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....
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March 12th, 2017
"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 he...
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March 12th, 2017
"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 pr...
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