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

90
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.

92
Absorbing, Funny, Great staging, Profound, Must see

See it if musicals about our common humanity and better selves move you. This show "shouldn't work" but does BRILLIANTLY! Superb staging and cast.

Don't see it if the subject hits too close to home. Then again it might help heal your pain.

96
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

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Hilarious, Resonant

See it if you want an uplifting story that gives you faith in humanity. It's exactly the story we need right now.

Don't see it if I can't think of a reason. I recommend everyone see this. It's so well done. Well directed, intricately staged.

84
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You like human interest stories that elevate your understanding of goodness and loving your neighbors.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and don't care to see a show that demonstrates selflessness.

95
Masterful, Must see, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if I postponed seeing this show,and am so glad i finally saw it! Sad events, heartwarming story...must see.

Don't see it if If you don't want to be reminded of 9/11/01. Totally different perspective of what other people went through at this time.

96
Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Profound

See it if you want to see a beautifully staged, beautifully acted, very moving and extremely entertaining production. It is really wonderful. I wept.

Don't see it if I can't think of any reason not to see it. I saw a review headline that said it tries to do too much. Totally disagree. It is brilliant.

85
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Must see

See it if you like an ensemble piece, Celtic music. heart warming stories

Don't see it if reliving the events of 9/11 is too painful

95
Great singing, Great staging, Intense, Profound, Ambitious

See it if you want to watch a new musical with a concise, interesting story that portrays a powerful sense of community.

Don't see it if the events of 9/11 make you uneasy, even if discussed rather than displayed.

79
A different narrative about the impact of 9/11

See it if Celtic music & band are AMAZING. I didn't know the story & was interested to learn more about how people beyond NY/DC were impacted by 9/11

Don't see it if I have mixed sentiments & can recognize that I am not the right audience demographic...see below

Also I was very fortunate to make it out of Tower 2 on 9/11, so every time ... Read more Read less

96
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Resonant

See it if you want to be moved by a touching story about humanity and the helpful spirit of average people.

Don't see it if you don't want to hear anything more about 9/11 (even some possible good things)

95
Great singing, Entertaining, Must see, Great staging, Restores your faith in humanity!

See it if The whole Trump thing has you down in the dumps; this wonderful show will cheer you back up.

Don't see it if I cannot think of a single reason why anyone should avoid this show.

93
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You appreciate a really good musical great acting and aren’t shy about using LOTS of tissues. 100 minutes with a bittersweet punch

Don't see it if 9/11 triggers you or you want an elaborate broadway set. This is about content and the generosity of humanity

88
Resonant

See it if you need a fun, moving, feel-good, life-affirming time.

Don't see it if you cannot stand narration.

85
Entertaining, Delightful, Feel-good, Informative

See it if Heart-warming story of people caring for people in the midst of tragedy. Uplifting and humorous, a delight. Wonderful ensemble effort.

Don't see it if You don't like Canadians, good Samaritans or portrayals of real events.

Also If you wondered what happened to all those grounded flights on 9/11 lo... Read more Read less

92
Delightful, Great staging, Resonant, Must see, Original

See it if You want a heartwarming meaningful tale of how people helped each other get through the difficulties of displacement & 9-11

Don't see it if You only like a traditional musical. The material is treated so well everyone should see it. I especially liked the female pilot narrative

70
Confusing, Dated, Slow

See it if you want to see good lighting.

Don't see it if you want to see a play that is publicized everywhere and you fall of the advertising, Tonys, etc.

Also It was never in my list but there aren't many cool musicals. I want mo... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if You like clever staging, catchy tunes, and an intriguing story.

Don't see it if You need elaborate stage sets, want a lot of dancing.

90
Absorbing, Great writing, Must see, Profound, Entertaining

See it if A beautifully moving, big hearted musical. Reinforces the power of human kindness, which is especially needed now. Dont miss i

Don't see it if You don't like ensemble driven musicals.

Also Saw this today via show-score. Sorry I missed the after show get toget... Read more Read less

100
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Must see

See it if You want to know that caring, wonderful people exist when horrible events happen. Cast was fabulously entertaining. Lyrics spot on.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals

Also This is a hilarious feel good show even though a tragedy occurred. You... Read more Read less

25
Cliched, Overrated, Glib, Sentimental, Thought-provoking

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

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Relevant

See it if You must see this ensemble of actors & musicians! On stage for 105 mins telling genuine stories & every emotion is laid out bare. Must see!

Don't see it if The intensity of 12 actors in a constant stream of song & storytelling can become overwhelming. This is true stories of the 9/11 experience.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see

See it if Run to the theater. This is going to be one of the main contenders come awards season. It has heart and a great ensemble of actors.

Don't see it if No reason. Go see it.

91
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if for great original fast paced musical theater based on positive experiences after horrific event..

Don't see it if No reason not to see it..unless don't like fast non stop signing & have trouble following story lines- & hard to believe reality

85
Delightful, Great singing, Heartwarming

See it if You like a heartwarming intelligent show

Don't see it if The tragedy of 9/11 disturbs you


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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