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

Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you want to see a lovely, charming piece about a horrible time and how the best in people can come through, all told with memorable songs.

Don't see it if your heart is a lump of coal. Also if you like lots of set pieces. The director is fab at turning minimal pieces into fully realized places.

Entertaining, Overrated, Slow

See it if Interesting story. Talented cast.

Don't see it if Forgettable music. Way overrated!

Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if If you want to feel good about humanity. Be prepared to jump out of your seats for a standing ovation of good feelings at the end.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or Canada, which means you have no soul:-)

Delightful, Life-affirming, Great staging, Heartwarming

See it if you want to rejoice at humanity. This is a show about the joys of human connection.

Don't see it if you have a problem with simplifying stories. While the show doesn't shy away from Islamophobia, entirely, it's mostly telling kind stories

Entertaining, Great writing, Must see, Relevant, Enchanting

See it if You love an inspiring story and an inspired production.

Don't see it if You are cynical.

Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious

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.

Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing, Relevant, Heart warming

See it if You enjoy an emotional theatre experience and love musicals.

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

Also This play lives up to its advance praise. A wonderful theatre experien... Read more Read less

Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Too narrated, Jumbled

See it if If you want to hear a true and inspiring story of kindness, mostly explained, with very little song;

Don't see it if If you're looking for a well-told story that digs a little deeper and has musical numbers with more of an impact;

Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Must see, Delightful

See it if You like stories based on real events You appreciate a strong ensemble cast highlighting the good that occurred during a dark time in the US

Don't see it if You don't want to see a play referencing 9/11

Clever, Funny, Quirky, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if great singing, well written script, interesting story abt canadians who took in planes stranded in Canada. tells survivor stories, towns ppl

Don't see it if overpriced and could be an off broadway show. Clever, 1.5 hours of entertainment.

Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if You love a great ensemble cast and an interesting story.

Don't see it if You want solo acts or a one person show.

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.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Must see, Relevant

See it if you want to span most of your emotional range in two hours and find an uplifting perspective on a national tragedy.

Don't see it if you're sensitive to stories related to 9/11 - there's a lot of sorrow mixed throughout the show.

Also I was incredibly skeptical about the show based on its description, bu... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Enchanting, Funny, Great staging, Resonant

See it if You like sweet stories with catchy folk-influenced music

Don't see it if You have trouble with accents, or when actors play multiple characters

Also This show was an absolute delight to watch.

Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a truly feel good musical that will make you both laugh and cry. This is excellent theater!

Don't see it if I can't think of anyone who wouldn't enjoy this. Use discretion with younger audiences. Probably more suitable for 12+

Also From beginning to end, the story is engrossing, the acting superb, and... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you want the creativity that Broadway has to offer. You will be moved and feel good about mankind in times of great stress and trouble.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this musical

Relevant, Must see, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Heart-warming and interesting new perspective about how people were affected by the 9/11 attacks. Loved the story and the music.

Don't see it if You dislike stories involving tragic events or about community.

Also Being from New York, it's easy to focus on the tragedy of that day. Th... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Overrated

See it if Moving story, characters you care about, some stirring music, inventive staging-- works better than it should.

Don't see it if you find melodramatic, manipulative drama a turn off. It's really kind of simple of substance and in the production.

Delightful, Relevant, Clever, Great staging, Must see

See it if you want to see a seamless show with simple, effective staging and a committed cast. A positive portrayal of the human experience.

Don't see it if you want big production numbers and enormous sets - this is simplicity at its best.

Enchanting, Charming, Profound, Life-affirming

See it if you love a great ensemble musical, you want something affirmative about the power of caring for strangers and building community.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that don't hide their intention to tug on your heart strings or manipulate the feels.

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing, Must see

See it if you enjoy a JOYFUL show about our connections and the good of humanity even in the dark times. Feel good! Must see!

Don't see it if You are looking for something more serious or lofty.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Great show, touching story, fabulous singers.

Don't see it if If the story is still too emotional for you.

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.

Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting

See it if you love new theatre! Its not a traditional show but it will leave you captivated!

Don't see it if you want something cookie cutter - this breaks the mold, and your personal space.

Delightful, Dizzying, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if You love theater. This show grabs you from the opening and doesn't let go. The cast members play multiple roles nut you never lose the story

Don't see it if You are afraid of shedding a few tears or you don't like seeing the basic kindness and dignity of Canadians contrasted with American ways.

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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