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)


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

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's about the best of humanity.

Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Entertaining, Heartwarming

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Banal, Dated, Disappointing, Insipid, Cliched

See it if you like regional ensemble shows with minimal sets and an energetic and overtly uplifting (if not cliched) message.

Don't see it if you don't like cringeworthy stereotypes, bad acting, and lazy staging.

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Relevant, Heart-warming

See it if you want to walk away from a show feeling better about humanity.

Don't see it if you want to see a show that will make you think deeply.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see

See it if an amazing, original musical

Don't see it if if you're looking for a star driven vehicle or a classically structured musical

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Intelligent, Profound

See it if you want a heartwarming evening filled with real people showing concern for one another. Song and humor help the time pass.

Don't see it if you can't sit in your seat for an hour and 40 minutes without dashing for the restroom because there is no intermission.

Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful, Reassuring, Many chairs!

See it if you want to feel good about humanity, you want to hear a beautiful new score, or you really really like chairs.

Don't see it if you dislike uplifting messages, non-traditional scores, you hate chairs.

Also This show has lots of chairs.

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

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

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.

Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you're interested in learning more about how a tiny town housed thousands stranded on 9/11. There are many poignant stories.

Don't see it if you're expecting a musical with memorable songs. The soundtrack moves the action along, but there weren't one or two show-stopper songs.

Overrated, Fluffy, Clever

See it if you are not looking for anything deep. It's a 'feel-good' show which is sweet and well meaning.

Don't see it if are looking for anything very meaningful or deep.

Also I am a bit surprised at the hype around this show. It is cute and good... Read more Read less

Banal, Great staging, Overrated

See it if You love musicals with peppy uplifting stories, despite being about 9/11. Some good voices and stage direction.

Don't see it if You find the telling of a side story during 9/11 inappropriate. It whitewashes many issues and the music/lyrics aren't very good.

Resonant, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful, Emotional

See it if you want to laugh and cry

Don't see it if the subject matter makes makes you uncomfortable (but you might still want to give it a chance)

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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