On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.
In a heartbeat, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers were stranded in a remote town in Newfoundland. The locals opened their hearts and homes, hosting this international community of strangers – spurring unexpected camaraderie in extraordinary circumstances.
Try, if you must, to resist the gale of good will that blows out of “Come From Away,” the big bearhug of a musical that opened on Sunday night at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater. But even the most stalwart cynics may have trouble staying dry-eyed during this portrait of heroic hospitality under extraordinary pressure.
---New York Times
Come From Away speaks the common language of just folks, and it sings and dances with the authentic inspirationof Newfoundland’s Celtic-based music, suffused with the hypnotic thrum of the bodhrán, the adrenalin rush of fiddle and strings, the soaring lilt of whistles and Uilleann pipes and the soulful underpinning of a harmonium.
"With the arrival of “Come From Away” to Broadway’s 2016-17 season, joining such accomplished new shows as “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812,”
the Tony race for best musical of the year just got interesting."