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)


Absorbing, Entertaining, Must see, Clever, Great staging
Avg Score

Refreshing, Must see, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Moving and powerful musical during a very difficult time in the US.

Don't see it if Just Go See It

Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing, Profound, Relevant

See it if See a well-crafted, thought proving, well performed musical.

Don't see it if The topic is too hard to take for some still.

Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking

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

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love a GREAT story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't see it if you don't have a heart or a love of humanity.

Absorbing, Moving, Resonant, Relevant, Must see

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.

Cliched, Funny, Great staging, Resonant, Riveting

See it if A heartwarming story about how 9/11/2001 impacted a small community in Canada. Everyone has a 9/11 story, and this is a reflection of that.

Don't see it if Well, as a friend put it, the show is about how a bunch of people were inconvenienced during a tragedy.

Absorbing, Delightful, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if you want to see a lively, moving musical about the hospitality of the citizens of NewFoundland during the 911 closure of US airspace.

Don't see it if you don't want to be reminded about anything to do with 911 even thought it is done with great energy, passion and love through song & dance

Superb cast, Energetic, Informative, Wonderful singing, Simple but clever staging

See it if 9/11 is part of your history, you were touched no matter how distantly, you are not aware of how other countries shared our story and help

Don't see it if You are still too traumatized by 9/11, you do not like musicals you feel a real Bway musical must have whistles like a state fair

Absorbing, Uplifting, Restores faith in humanity, Leaves you smiling, Must see

See it if EVERYONE should see this show. I could not stop smiling after seeing this production. There is something in it for everyone.

Don't see it if I have heard as an argument for not seeing it that it makes light of 9/11, but it doesn't. It celebrates the humanity that resulted from it.

Also Quite simply, one of the best musicals I have ever seen. Simple in its... Read more Read less

Delightful, Thought-provoking, Surprising

See it if you are interested in a new work that explores an under-told story of 9/11. It could have been cliche, but they managed to pull it off.

Don't see it if You dont like actors playing multiple roles. Or if you do not want to see a 9/11 story.

Resonant, Refreshing, Heartwarming

See it if This beautiful story is a perfect antidote to the malaise and political scene of our current everyday life. People care! People are kind!

Don't see it if Simplistic set that evolves over and over with characters playing multiple parts and clever charismatic​ music, an overall win.

Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Must see, Refreshing

See it if you want to witness a beautiful story and a great cast as well!

Don't see it if you want to see a play!

Funny, Masterful, Must see, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You still have wounds from 9/11. This magnificent show will help soothe those wounds.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy musicals that restore your faith in humanity with humor and grace.

Resonant, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if Anyone who needs healing, or at least a triptych to another place.

Don't see it if Lacking a heart

Relevant, Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if This true story is moving, but as with real life funny, sad, and complicated. Actors take several roles and yet it feels seamless.

Don't see it if You don't believe that the tragedy of 9/11 happened.

Enchanting, Absorbing, Relevant, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy podcasts such as This American Life, Radiolab, et al. Enjoy folk music. Want to see a show that is contemplative.

Don't see it if Only enjoy more legit theatre score. Want to see something with choreography. You just want something "light." If 911 is a trigger.

Also I very much enjoyed the show, though my (rush) seats were very obstruc... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Masterful, Resonant, Great acting, Poignant

See it if up for an epic story about thousands of souls, distilled very effectively; you need evidence that humanity prevails & is worth striving for

Don't see it if you'd struggle tracking multiple characters inhabited by only 12 actors; looking for a straight musical—music feels incidental, story is key

Overrated, Great staging, Entertaining, Fluffy, Relevant

See it if you are looking for a show that makes you feel good.

Don't see it if you are looking for a show that challenges you to think

Optimistic, Thought-provoking, Sanitized, Entertaining

See it if you can see this play as a beam of hope for humanity, and as entertainment and separate it from the broader scope of 9/11 & its sequelae

Don't see it if you were, and continue to be uneasily cognizant of the events of 9/11; have PTSD triggered by personal connection to that day.

Also I am grateful to the people on whom this show was based, but as a nati... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Must see

See it if You want to see a wel done show, with a great ensemble, seeking only to entertain you. It was a great night in the theater.

Don't see it if You’re looking for big “star turns”. Jenn Collela was great, but never tried to steal the spotlight from her cast. Not hummable tunes.

Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant, Delightful, Timely

See it if You want or need to be reminded that strength comes from diversity and kindness.

Don't see it if You are a misanthrope.

Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Must see

See it if you want to be totally enchanted and very much moved

Don't see it if you have a heart of stone

Enchanting, Great writing, Masterful, Must see, Resonant

See it if You can. Believe the hype, this show is as profoundly beautiful as everyone says. Especially in times like these, it's cathartic to watch.

Don't see it if You get triggered by 9/11. Otherwise, go see it.

Absorbing, Heartfelt, Thought-provoking, Excellent, talented cast, Must see

See it if enjoy original musicals or stories based on a true, historical event.

Don't see it if I think everyone should see it, even those who were affected closely by that horrific day (9/11/2001)

Must see, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if You want a history of 911 and human kindness. How tragedy brings people together.

Don't see it if You do not like musicals about real life tragedies. Otherwise a must see

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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