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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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:-)
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.
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
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.
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.
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)
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