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Come From Away - Broadway

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

COME FROM AWAY is the breathtaking musical that reminds you of what good the human spirit is capable of. Written by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and directed by Christopher Ashley, this musical shines a lot on the best of what we are capable in the absolute worst of times.

In a heartbeat, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers were stranded in a remote town in Newfoundland on a devastating day in September 2001. The locals in Gander opened their hearts and homes to thousands of stranded strangers, spurring unexpected camaraderie in extraordinary circumstances.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 40 minutes, with no intermission

Tuesdays: 7:00pm

Wednesdays: 1:00pm and 7:00pm

Thursdays: 7:00pm

Fridays: 7:00pm

Saturdays: 1:00pm and 7:00pm

Sundays: 1:00pm

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
236 West 45th St.
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Featured Reviews For Come From Away


Review: ‘Come From Away’ Unearths Joy From The Ashes Of 9/11 - Deadline
Hein and Sarnoff are not Sondheim. The folksy songs in Come From Away are nearly all expository rather than revelatory (a key exception being the coming-of-age number "Me And The Sky," sung with perfect fervor by Jenn Colella as Beverley Bass, the first female captain of a commercial airline). The show, staged with kinetic enthusiasm by Christopher Ashley with Kelly Devine, positively reeks of integrity - positive being the operative word. In the company of 16, nearly all play multiple roles. The standouts, in addition to Colella, are Kendra Kassebaum as a novice reporter, Chad Kimball and Caesar Samayoa as boyfriends named Kevin, Rodney Hicks as a skeptic finally undone by generosity, and Astrid Van Wieren as a voice of reason. Come From Away eludes the jaded critic's arsenal of dismissive thrusts. It's necessary balm for this mean time.

Theater Review: Come From Away Makes a Musical Out of Canadian Niceness - Vulture
That a story is basically true does not make it more believable onstage...Not helping matters is the ambitious number of stories the show wants to tell. The cast of 12 plays at least 40 roles, both locals and plane people, most of them whizzing past our attention too quickly and indistinguishably (despite Toni-Leslie James's clever quick-change costume elements) to make lasting impressions. Even when they do, the show's pageantlike structure, in which bits of story are connected by setting and theme rather than by action, prevents those impressions from deepening over time the way they must. There's a lot of snow in Gander but no accumulation. To make up for it, the production, tightly directed by Christopher Ashley, with a handsome woodsy set by Beowulf Boritt and fine lighting by Howell Binkley, does its damnedest to knock you into submission. The songs, also by Sankoff and Hein, are pleasant, in a folk-rock-meets-Celtic-revival vein that the show exploits with the mercilessness of a phlebotomist. (Cue the fiddle, bodhran, and uilleann pipes.) There is much spirited if obligatory stomping. (The choreography is by Kelly Devine.)


 



 

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by Alexa Criscitiello - May 10, 2021
The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical COME FROM AWAY will return to Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - May 8, 2021
The cast of Come From Away returned to the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre today for the first time since the start of the pandemic, and were greeted with a cheering audience.
by Stephi Wild - January 28, 2021
Come From Away officially returned to performances at the Comedy Theatre from Tuesday 19 January. This marks the first of the global companies of Come From Away to return to the stage, for a strictly limited season that must close on Sunday 21 March, prior to a national tour.
by Stage Tube - January 5, 2021
The songwriting team behind Come From Away, Irene Sankoff and David Hein, have written a new song to celebrate Canada, called This is Canada Nice!
by Jenny Ell - December 21, 2020
One Night Only presents Come From Away is the fourth event in the virtual series, which reunites cast and creatives from hit musicals. The one-off exclusive events enable fans to experience said shows on a deeper level and even allow them to interact with other audience members and meet the special guests in a virtual stage door setting.
by Nicole Rosky - November 18, 2020
This episode spotlights the Brave Space Alliance, the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, dedicated to creating and providing affirming, culturally competent, for-us by-us resources, programming, and services for LGBTQ individuals on the South and West sides of the city.
by Alexa Criscitiello - October 5, 2020
Performances of Come From Away might be paused, but the cast is still uniting to confront the issues of today.
by Nicole Rosky - September 21, 2020
Performances of Come From Away might be paused, but the cast is still uniting to confront the issues of today. The North American touring company of  COME FROM AWAY has launched Conversations From Away a new Black Lives Matter video series focused on keeping the conversation going.
by Stage Tube - September 12, 2020
The Broadway and North American Tour casts of Come From Away come together in song to pay it forward in service, spirit & strength.
by Stage Tube - September 6, 2020
In a recent video recorded for 'Sunday Morning' viewers, cast members from the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Come From Away talk about this year's virtual '9/11 Day at Home' events.
by Nicole Rosky - August 12, 2020
The Broadway community may be experiencing some downtime, but Come From Away creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein are staying busy. In a recent interview with the Toronto Star, the couple revealed that the film version of the musical is still very much in the works.
by Stephi Wild - May 15, 2020
The original Broadway cast recording of COME FROM AWAY is available now worldwide as a 2-LP set on blue vinyl.
by Stage Tube - April 25, 2020
Broadway's Come From Away hit the stage for CUT FROM AWAY: THE UNTOLD STORIES & SONGS, a one night only concert event at Feinstein's/54 Below earlier this year.
by Stephi Wild - April 24, 2020
The original Broadway cast recording of COME FROM AWAY will be released on vinyl worldwide for the first time on Friday, May 15. The album will be available as a 2-LP set on blue vinyl. Previously only available in the US as a limited-edition yellow vinyl, this edition will be available worldwide.
by David Green - April 16, 2020
The McCallum Theatre announced today its new lineup for the 2020-2021 season, with an exciting schedule of world-class artistry that has been the Theatre's hallmark for more than three decades. The new season includes an assortment of McCallum debuts, along with iconic superstars, long-awaited return visits from show business royalty, plus a robust comedy lineup and an impressive array of Broadway's most cherished, long-running shows.