Harnessing the raw emotional power of a Broadway show, the musical Come From Away excels at delivering a poignant and soul-stirring production. Directed by Christopher Ashley, Come From Away won the Tony award for Best Direction and is a peek into the real-life story of 7,000 passengers who found home and warmth in the town of Gander during the 9/11 attacks.
Why Watch Come From Away
Come From Away premiered on Broadway in March, 2017 and has received audience appreciation as well as critical acclaim. Written by husband-wife couple Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the musical is based on a true-story. It succeeds to highlight the collective force of humanity, even in the direst of circumstances such as the tragedy of 9/11. With rousing music and evocative performances Come From Away pulls at the strings of audience member’s hearts.
Come From Away is based on a real life incident during the 9/11 attacks in the US. When the government shut off the airspace, 38 passenger jets carrying over 7,000 passengers were stranded in the town of Gander in Newfoundland, Canada. A heart-warming display of Canadian hospitality, this is the story of those passengers and their interactions with the townspeople during the traumatic events that affected all of America.
Family audiences | Contemporary plot fans | Feel-good story lovers
“An extraordinary, masterful and soul-stirring musical that deserves the highest praise.”
“An exuberant antidote for what ails the American soul.”
– The Washington Post
Know Before You Go
Suitable for audience members 10 and above. Children under 4 will not be admitted.
The theater has a seating capacity of 1,079 in total. For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our Schoenfeld Theatre Seating Chart Guide.
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Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
All Broadway and Off-Broadway show tickets are non-refundable.
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