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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Newark, Delaware, United States
"Great Broadway Musical"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2019 NEW
Come From Away-Went to see this Broadway play and absolutely loved it. The music is peppy And although it’s a difficult subject to watch and remember it was done with great sensitivity. I didn’t know the story before that day. Well worth the money. I got half-price tickets at TKTS.
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Terre Haute, Indiana
"Inspirational Story"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 10, 2019 NEW
Paired this show with our afternoon 9/11 tour. What a fabulous story and production. Kudos to the investors who understand how important the message of this work really is. SO glad we added this show to our NYC visit.
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West Wickham, United Kingdom
"Come and away"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 10, 2019 NEW
Amazing show I didn’t know what to expect I had read about the musical in a newspaper It really was showing the best side of human nature with the background of the worst It was uplifting I really felt I was part of the show as though I was there in Gander in the bar with people at the time So clever so emotional I had never heard of Gander The kindness of strangers Just go and see it
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New York
"Heartwarming and toe tapping"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 06, 2019 NEW
I was not sure what to expect, having not read anything about the show in advance. The experience was incredible. The personalization was wonderful and one was often laughing one minute, humming along the next and near tears thereafter. Go if you can. Led it better than "Evan Hanson" and "Hamilton"
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"Important Story"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 03, 2019 NEW
At first, I couldn’t believe someone had the audacity to create a musical about the events of 9/11. But once I saw how strongly the show was done, I was beyond thrilled that it was created. The story is an important one - focusing on the kindness of strangers following the horrific events. It is “feel-good” enough to be accessible even to those feeling deep grief as a result of 9/11. (A member of our audience said the show helped her with some healing.) The production though was amazing. The stage was simple and beautiful - much like the town of Gander, I am sure. A cast of 12 (entering its 3rd season with 9 original cast members — unheard of!) playing multiple parts. It moves FAST! The “set” (ie: some chairs / layers of clothing) changes quickly to show different scenes / characters. I don’t know how they pulled it off so flawlessly. Thankful for the experience and how I walked away feeling.
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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.