Come From Away in New York, NY

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre 236 West 45th Street New York, NY 10036
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The world stopped on September 11, 2001. On September 12th, the world heard their stories. New to the Broadway scene, Come From Away is a heartwarming and moving musical about 7,000 passengers stranded in Newfoundland as a result of the attacks in NYC. Watch as locals welcome the stranded strangers with open arms, hear their stories, and have your faith in humanity restored.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Show length: 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.
  • Recommended for audiences ages 10 and older.
  • Plot revolves around the events on September 11, 2001.
  • Performed at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.


from Come From Away
Come From Away is the breathtaking new musical that played record-breaking engagements in La Jolla, Seattle, and Washington, DC. Written by Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein, this is the stunning production from Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley (Memphis) that the Los Angeles Times calls "an affecting and stirring new musical."

Following the 9/11 attacks, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world. Though cultures clashed and nerves ran high, the locals opened their hearts and homes, hosting this international community of strangers. Uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships unexpected camaraderie in extraordinary circumstances..

On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.

This show is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.
Recommended for ages 10 and older.

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Mandy M
"Uplifting and Inspiring!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 19, 2020 NEW
The music is fantastic!!! I would definitely see this again! Favorite song was “Me and the Sky”. Sat in a seat that was partially obstructed view and it didn’t take away from the show at all.
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"A Must See Show for every American"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 19, 2020 NEW
It’s not about the production glitz, it’s the pure story of how people came together in the aftermath of 9/11. While 9/11 may be a low in our history, it was aa high in people coming together to support each other. This show captures it all. You will leave the theatre feeling uplifted.
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Poole, United Kingdom
"Must see show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 19, 2020 NEW
This show has become one of our favourite musicals, and that is really saying something! It is an intense and emotional show, with excellent musicianship and real heart. It is not a typical Broadway musical, but it is a fascinating true story and having seen it in London and New York, we would always recommend it!
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Lanzhou, China
"Great performance and story"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2020 NEW
Great cast and performance. Based on a true story it was great to hear about those that were stranded in planes setting down in Newfoundland during 911. Each character p,aged multiple roles and the simple set served as a great backdrop to change from plane, to gander and back again. To be in New York seeing this was even more special. Proud to be Canadian.
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"Come from Away"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2020 NEW
I am not a fan of this boring, heavy handed 'musical'. Music was repetitive and not engaging. Don't bother wasting your money.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Come From Away

How long is the show?
The show is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes long, with no intermission.

Is this show appropriate for children?
Due to the nature of the show’s theme, it is recommended for audiences 10 and up.

Is the show based on true events?
Yes. To create the musical, Canadian writers Irene Sankoff and David Hein went to Newfoundland for the 10th Anniversary commemoration of that fateful week. They collected hundreds of hours of interviews that have now been displayed in the 100-minute show.

Where is the theater located?
The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is located at 236 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036.

Is the theater wheelchair accessible?
Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. However, there are steps either into and within the theater. Staff is unable to provide assistance. Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location.

Are there devices for the hard-of-hearing? 
Yes. Available free-of-charge inside the lobby.

Where is show merchandise available? 
A limited selection in the lobby during the day when the box office is open.

What time should I arrive at the theater? 
Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time.

Are there concessions inside the theater? 
Yes. Soft drinks, water, cocktails, candy, and show merchandise (no food). Food is strictly prohibited in the theater.

Can I take photographs of the show?
Recording devices of any kind are strictly prohibited.