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)


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

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.

Entertaining, Overrated, Slow

See it if Interesting story. Talented cast.

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

Clever, Masterful, Great acting, Delightful, Resonant

See it if you want to feel moved by a lovely, clever piece.

Don't see it if you want a classic Broadway show with a big set and memorable songs.

Also It's hard not to get emotional watching this wrenching but ultimately ... Read more Read less

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you want to see humanity at its best.

Don't see it if are a sour puss.

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.

Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if You want to hear an amazing story of friendship and overcoming adversity set to great music.

Don't see it if You like a more conventional musical.

Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant

See it if You like meaningful but entertaining and well-performed musicals with a great cast, super story and real impact.

Don't see it if If you don't have a heart.

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

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:-)

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, 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

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

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

See it if You want a creative show with talented performers. Soooooo uplifting!!!

Don't see it if No reason

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)

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.

Resonant, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if artful production, seamless story-telling, poignant, moving, joyful, hopeful retelling of one of many 9/11 stories with an incredible cast

Don't see it if can't think of anyone who couldn't be moved by this show

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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