Open run | 1h 40m | Midtown W

Come From Away (NYC)

From 3,440 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Entertaining, Must see, Great staging, Delightful

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 (3440)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Entertaining, Must see, Great staging, Delightful
92
Avg Score

For a previous production
94
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Heartwarming

See it if you're fed up with all the negativity and rude people in the world. It will warm your heart and restore your faith in humanity.

Don't see it if you feel it's still too soon to see a show centered around the September 11th tragedy even though it's heartwarming.

For a previous production
99
Clever, Great staging, Must see, Relevant

See it if you'd like to see different 9/11 story with a heart and soul about a community that helped and expected nothing in return.

Don't see it if don't like Newfoundland accents or folk music.

Also I specifically flew to DC to see this show as it goes to Toronto and t... Read more Read less

For a previous production
95
Clever, Entertaining, Uplifting

See it if you want to associate something happy with 9/11. A great show that brings to life the stories in the book "The Day the World Came to Visit"

Don't see it if you want to believe that people everywhere are bad. Newfoundlanders are great!

For a previous production
95
Moving, interesting, superior staging, must see

See it if You enjoy creative and moving theater based on true events.

Don't see it if 911 brings back too many haunting memories

For a previous production
93
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Heart-warming, Clever

See it if You like a heart-warming show that celebrates community and people at their cooperative best.

Don't see it if Your idea of Broadway requires big spectacle.

For a previous production
100
Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if Never thought there would be a feel good 9/11 musical.

Don't see it if you cannot look at 9/11 through the experiences of Gander Newfoundland where the populace rose to the occasion.

For a previous production
90
Absorbing, Clever, Resonant

See it if you enjoy ensemble-based musicals

Don't see it if you like to leave the show humming a song

For a previous production
95
Clever, Relevant, Funny, Absorbing, Must see

See it if you want to see a great performance. All the actors seamlessly play multiple roles. I cried three times and laughed countless times.

Don't see it if don't like musicals. Scratch that - I went with someone who claims to hate musicals, and they enjoyed it!

Also I saw this in Toronto & would recommend making the trip to see it ther... Read more Read less

For a previous production
85
Heartwarming, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a very heartwarming story of a real life event with a great score and fantastic cast

Don't see it if you have a hard time understanding thick Newfoundland accents

Also this is about the pre-Broadway tryout in Toronto

For a previous production
100
Funny, Must see, Refreshing, Emotional, Thought-provoking

See it if You like new, innovative shows. You like heartwarming, true-life stories. You like shows with strong, connected casts. You like a journey.

Don't see it if You don't like minimalist sets. You don't like small casts. You are looking for a huge spectacle.

For a previous production
96
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Relevant

See it if you love musicals and want to feel good about society by the time you leave.

Don't see it if if you don't like musicals or think it still too soon for a musical related to 9/11.

Also I saw it in Toronto, where it sold out quickly. The story is amazing a... Read more Read less

For a previous production
95
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if You are interested in learning about the impact of 9/11 from a different perspective told by a very talented cast with great music & singing

Don't see it if The events of 9/11 are still too fresh and raw in your memory for you to be able to appreciate this retelling of the story

Also I saw this when it was playing in DC, prior to Broadway

For a previous production
95
Absorbing, Epic, Masterful, Must see, Relevant

See it if You want to see a part of history. This 9/11 based musical is a must see. Will change your perspective and bring you to tears.

Don't see it if There's no good reason to not see this. Whether your from LA, Chicago, or New York, you need to see this.

For a previous production
100
Must see, Funny, Great staging, Great writing, Riveting

See it if You are alive. Honestly, I am yet to meet a person who doesn't LOVE this show! It's extraordinary & speaks to everyone! Best show in years

Don't see it if There is no one that wouldn't be touched / entertained by this show. I mean it. GO. SEE. IT!!!

Also This isn't just a 9-11 story, this won't just appeal to Canadians. Thi... Read more Read less

For a previous production
100
Absorbing, Epic, Profound, Riveting, Masterful

See it if I saw the first preview at Ford's Theater in DC. If I wasn't laughing uproariously I was weeping. So poignant, emotional, uplifting, AMAZING

Don't see it if I have nothing negative to say about this show...EVERYONE should see it.

For a previous production
93
Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy simple shows that are very well staged and have a talented cast. If you like music similar to Once.

Don't see it if You have a hard time following shows where actors switch characters.

For a previous production
100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if like to be entertained. Funny, witty, well-written script. Reminded me that there are many people-helpers out there. Kindness is infectious

Don't see it if you don't have a good sense of humour

For a previous production
85
Delightful, Refreshing, Empathetic, Compassionate, Traditional

See it if Uplifting show full of kindness and Canadian jokes

Don't see it if You don't like a good tear jerking romantic comedy

For a previous production
94
Delightful, Resonant, Must see, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You want your faith in humanity restored. Unbelievable story of a small Newfoundland town took in the plane people -from 38 jets.

Don't see it if You don't like heartwarming musicals.

For a previous production
96
Absorbing, Enchanting, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You have a love for your fellow humans.

Don't see it if You don't like emotions or music

For a previous production
96
Absorbing, Clever, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to watch some great acting an amazing story-telling.

Don't see it if the topic of 9/11 is too difficult to be around.

For a previous production
92
Emotional, Heart-warming, Funny, Relevant, Inspiring

See it if You like great music. Don't mind walking the fine line between strong emotion and laugh out loud funny sometimes in the same sentence.

Don't see it if You are triggered by any memories of 9/11, even the tales of everyday heroes.

For a previous production
95
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Profound, Moving

See it if If you want to see a beautiful, powerful & moving musical that touches on the power of human resilience and kindness. Saw it in DC.

Don't see it if If you can't bring yourself to watch a theater piece about 9/11. You hate Canadians.

For a previous production
95
Engaging, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Must see

See it if You want to be completely engrossed from start to finish. You enjoy hearing original music with a new sound. You appreciate new material.

Don't see it if You are look for big flashy production numbers. You don't want to feel anything.

For a previous production
87
Uplifting, Heart-warming, Brisk

See it if you want an entertaining, cheerful, uplifting theater experience

Don't see it if want lyrical, memorable, melodic songs.

Also A rousing, moving, and funny evening of musical theater. The charming ... Read more Read less


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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