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

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  • 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.


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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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Ithaca, New York
"Great Show! Great Cast! Great Story!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 15, 2020
Not to be missed. Seen it twice - and second time was even better. Inspiring story told by wonderful ensemble of actors who pour themselves into their performances. Music is terrific and what a band! Hope Broadway opens up when it is safe. Shows like this need to be seen.
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Calgary, Canada
"Absolutely amazing! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 13, 2020
We visited NYC with our teens and chose this show. Omg it is amazing! Incredible cast and story, happy, sad, beautiful and heart breaking. A really interesting way to learn about the 9/11 story from a very different perspective. Lovely theatre too. Absolutely amazing!!!! An incredible show.
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Ralph P
Columbia, Maryland
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 09, 2020
I would see this again. The cast and musicians put so much heart into a well written script/musical that you feel like you're in Gander, Newfoundland on that fateful day--9/11. The plot sounds so plain but these folks turn the days and nights upside down. This play has a ton of heart and you leave excited and full of emotion. In particular, the mayor, the AA Captain, the couple in love; wow, there are just too many to name. Everyone did an outstanding job!
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New Jersey
"wonderful story"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 08, 2020
saw this play last year. very inspirational and uplifting. most of the cast has two parts and the songs are amazing.
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Liz B
Peabody, Massachusetts
"Such an Amazing Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 07, 2020
There's a reason why Come from Away has been running around the world for so many years. It's fantastic! It tells the story about the days following 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland when 38 planes carrying 7000 people were grounded. Only a cast of 12, each playing multiple roles, plus an incredible band. SO cleverly staged to tell the amazing stories of those few days. Also, the Shoenfeld Theater is the perfect size...orchestra and mezzanine only. We had first row left mezz seats, which were just great. Didn't miss a thing! Go see it!
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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.