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
92
Avg Score

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

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

88
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Great show! Very entertaining and funny. Can take the kids.

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

75
Welcome to the rock!

See it if Honor those who unselfishly opened their hearts, homes, belongings to strangers with pure&honorable intentions.

Don't see it if Surely not intended, but occasionally I felt some scenes were disrespectful of the devastating terror that occurred on 9/11.

Also Saw this show in June. ... Read more Read less

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
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you like heartfelt theater. Great staging, writing, and very touching

Don't see it if you don't want to see a play about 9/11

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.

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

79
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if Do you want to see a light comedy with music and a true story to boot

Don't see it if You’re looking for high drama classic musical or hilarious comedy

74
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Nice Broadway show brought to you by Starbucks radio station. The decent cast irons out any wrinkle within this show.

Don't see it if Subject matter overshadows the show and the lack of character development. Overall the show was just nice.

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

100
Great staging, So touching

See it if you want to be absorbed in an heartfelt story with great music and great direction. This musical might just win the Tony.

Don't see it if I cannot think of one reason not to see it. I had my trepidations because I couldn't imagine a musical about 9/11.

Also But it was funny and absorbing. Of course, I cried. Who wouldn't. But ... Read more Read less

83
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you like an all around feel good show with great staging, music, and talent.

Don't see it if you are interested in more experimental theater and don't like formulaic plot-lines.

82
Profound, Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if If you like smallish scale musicals with modern songs, great storytelling, and endless heart. This is a rollercoaster in the best sense.

Don't see it if It low-key triggered me with memories of 9/11, and I was only an everyday senior in HS. It’s very emotional, so I only caution in that sense

Also Come From Away nails the fact that theatre is meant to be a cathartic ... Read more Read less

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.

89
Great acting, Great singing, Relevant

See it if One of those shows that one finds delightful with a lot of hear. Great singing, and stirs in you the power of the human connection.

Don't see it if conceptual and minimalist staging bothers you.

97
Absorbing, Resonant, Relevant, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want to be part of something incredible. The show is well-crafted, powerfully performed, and phenomenally relevant. Wide emotional range

Don't see it if honestly, I can't think of a reason. This is the only show I have encountered thus far in my life that I truly believe everyone should see.

95
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny

See it if you have any connection to 9/11-I promise, this show will redeem your faith in humanity!! It's delightful without being sappy.

Don't see it if you are extremely sensitive about 9/11, although it's not a 9/11 show...it's about the best of humanity.

90
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You want to be inspired. 9/11 is an extremely challenging topic. They handle it with grace.

Don't see it if The topic of 9/11 is fresh or personally impactful for you. This is still a tough topic for many.

92
Great staging, Moving, Energetic, Great ensemble work, Human

See it if You want to experience a somber albeit uplifting musical about the depth and warmth of the human spirit.

Don't see it if You can't stand ensemble musicals or linear, chronological storytelling.

94
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Relevant

See it if You want to enjoy great music and acting telling the story of one of the things resulting from 911.

Don't see it if You don’t want to be reminded of that day even though it was good people helping people and telling us about it such an upbeat manner.

92
Great directing, Elevating, Charming

See it if you want to be moved by a small, well-meaning and beautifully-done musical that grabs you from the first minute and stays with you for days.

Don't see it if you prefer less simplistic storytelling & music, more complex characters, a large production, or can't be bothered with true 'people' story.

94
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to see a clever way of portraying a true story with good acting, singing and staging.

Don't see it if Not sure why you wouldn't want to see it!

78
Quirky, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you want to know the back story and learn how air travel was impacted on 9/11.

Don't see it if you don't like a small cast portraying a gazillion characters and get frustrated/confused by this.

89
Great singing, Refreshing, Entertaining, Touching

See it if You love a sense of community and great singing.

Don't see it if You don't like smiling


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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