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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"Great Play"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 10, 2019 NEW
So well done.... the music, actors and story line. Staging was very clever Highly recommend. Appropriate for families too.
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TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 07, 2019 NEW
I enjoyed this musical even though it was not what I was expecting story wise. I thought the male performers were particularly outstanding. The story was a bit too PC at times for my taste, and yes, the jokes were lame but it didn't ruin show. The ending was wonderful so left on a high note. I felt it was money and time well spent. I personally liked that it was 90 minutes w/ no intermission because like to maximize my time in NYC. I had great view of stage from Orchestra C Right (3rd row) purchased online over a month in advance.
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"Wonderful story and cast"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 06, 2019 NEW
It’s hard to imagine how any story regarding 9/11 can be funny, but Come Away Home manages to be humorous, silly, thoughtful and a tear jerker at times. Knowing about the event ahead of time didn’t deter from this experience.
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Seattle, Washington
"Unforgettable Evening!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 05, 2019 NEW
Come From Away is a wonderful Broadway show. Amazing characters and storyline. My daughter and I went together and enjoyed it so much we are planning to go again. Highly recommend!
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"The Best"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 05, 2019 NEW
Expect to be overwhelmed. You will laugh and cry and sit in awe. You will leave with a greater feeling of the human race and your own spirit.
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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.