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 Went to the autism-friendly performance. Surprisingly good. Great music. Great story. Moving. Quick 1hr, 40-min. Bar-like, folksy, Music.
Don't see it if No reason not to see. Loosely based on 9/11. Some cussing. No intermission
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
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.
See it if You enjoy marvelous music with wonderful stories. You want to see something uplifting.
Don't see it if You just don't like musicals no matter what. You find reminders of 9/11 too painful. You are confused by actors playing multiple roles.
See it if Best ensemble on Bway evokes laughs and tears in this moving and foot-stomping musical with an overabundance of empathetic heart
Don't see it if highly functional songs are not particularly memorable save for the Jenn Colella showstopper
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.
See it if you want to see a powerful story of people coming together during a time of chaos and tragedy.
Don't see it if you want a more traditional story with a single protagonist; this is a show with 12 actors playing multiple characters.
See it if you like jubilant, original musicals with stellar ensembles that both satisfy the traditional musical itch and play with the form a bit.
Don't see it if you're going to have a problem with the treatment of the subject matter (It's about resilience in the face of tragedy, not tragedy itself)
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
See it if like repetitive, trite, hackneyed storytelling with 3 good songs and alot of filler. Sure, it's a nice story, but I found it agonizing
Don't see it if Have a choice. This was just not for me.
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
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.
See it if You enjoy People-magazine type "heartwarmers" about communities welcoming outsiders. Nothing gets below the surface but it's enjoyable
Don't see it if You're looking for a tonally-varied look at 9/11 impacts, diversity messages, emotionally-complex events. Light-hearted and heavy-handed.
See it if you want to witness a heartwarming human story of unconditional caring & kindness. Love shown to strangers in time of need was incredible.
Don't see it if you’re disturbed by any reminders of 9/11 although this story rises above the tragedy & focuses on humanity and goodness.
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.
See it if Even if you lived through 9/11 & think you won't like it. You will. Plenty of tragedy, & kindness towards clueless grounded travelers.
Don't see it if you would dislike composites of hundreds of stories or want a straight play about 9/11. This one is healing & surprisingly upbeat, folks.
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.
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