Come From Away Reviews
Joy Elbert from Los Angeles, California
SEEN ON BROADWAY IN MAY 2018
I was so moved by the play in New York, could not wait to see it again in Los Angeles with my friends and family. I am so looking forward to seeing the tour cast in Dec. at the Music Center. It is truly a wonderful experience that I would recommend to anyone. It reminds us how 9/11 changed us all.
Nancy from Barkhamsted
REALATED TO THE GAY LUMBERJACK
My cousin is one of the passengers on whom the play is based. It’s an extraordinary adaptation of extraordinary events. I’ve seen it nine times on Broadway and it’s always new.
Julia watson from Ottawa, Ontario
we saw this show in NYC last summer and were amazed at the whole production and cast! Its a wonderful heart lifting story of Canadian east coast culture and how resilient they can be during a sudden crisis.. was very proud of being Canadian . You will laugh ,and cry during many touching moments. One cast plays both the passengers AND the Newfoundlanders. Impressive.
Lori Stokes from Friday Harbor, Washington
TRULY ONE OF THE VERY BEST PLAYS I HAVE EVER SEEN!
This play is absolutely excellent. Creative staging, beautiful musical score, heart-warming story, wonderful acting/singing, positive message. I saw it on Broadway and definitely plan to see it a second time when it comes to Seattle in 2018!
Helen Bob Tape from Ottawa, Ontario
It was a superb play it catured the story line in a comical and accurate account we would take our teens or adult children to itour newfoundland friends from faraway will love it
Robin from San Francisco, California
I have listened to the soundtrack numerous times but seeing the show took it to an entirely different level. To find something positive from such a horrific event should remind us all to care for each other. I highly recommend this show. It is now my new favorite!
Patty Bowman from Ontario, Canada
SAW IT IN TORONTO
When my husband said he bought tickets to see Come From Away for the day after Christmas I was a bit disappointed. Afterwards I couldn't thank him enough. I told my sisters they HAD to take my dad when it arrives in Pittsburgh. Can't wait to hear their reviews. My mother was from Ontario and my Dad from New York. We were raised in Pittsburgh. This show is a remarkable, funny, serious, heartwarming & patriotic story, for both sides of the boarder.
Lynn Victoria from Vancouver, British Columbia
EXTRAORDINARY STORY AND PRODUCTION
I saw this when it opened on Broadway and absolutely loved it. This touring cast did a very good performance but there were sound issues for us on the mezzanine level. We missed about 30% of the spoken and singing dialogue as a result. The heavy Texan accent of the female airline captain was extremely difficult to decipher at times whereas the New York performance was 100% clear. Some of the Newfie dialogue was also extremely difficult to follow, even though I knew the story already. This was frustrating because my partner missed a lot of the details. Early in the performance, when the policeman described pulling over motorists and giving them a warning, the punchline got a laugh from some of the audience but the mezzanine audience could not really hear what he said regarding STFD. It was still a very enjoyable performance overall, but I was spoiled by having seen the original female lead on Broadway. She really was a standout whereas this cast was a solid performance among 12.
Andrea Davis from Calgary, Alberta
LIVED EVERY MOMENT
Brilliant production, sharing drama, empathy and the gratitude of life. The strength and bond of the human spirit rises above all during times of crisis. I laughed and cried as I sat on the edge of my seat, recounting the night of our personal trauma. My husband and I survived the sinking of the Costa Concordia off the island of Giglio, Tuscan coast in 2012. We lived every moment with the cast recounting our own rescue on a “rock” that housed a permanent population of 700 people. On this night, each and every local came together to aid with the rescue of 4000 passengers and crew. Medical services, crisis centers, housing, warmth, food clothing and shelter. Schools, churched and homes were opened, phones and computers had no limit as we made calls to our beloved families and homeland embassies sharing tales of our survival and pleading for help to get back home. Tragically 32 people lost their lives on this night, never to be forgotten – R.I.P. Friendships were sealed when we returned to thank, hug and share wine with Friends that have bonded forever. Thanks to resuers'. WE LOVED EVERY MOMENT - THANKS YOU!
Harry S. from Omaha, Nebraska
A MARVEL OF KINETIC ENERGY
We LOVED CFA on Broadway in December and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see it in Omaha in 3/27/19 when it crossed our path there. Fantastic. The full house roared approval throughout. I’d forgotten how side-splittingly funny the show is in the middle portion and of course there wasn’t a dry eye in the theater when all is said and done. I’d like to single out Jane Bunting for kudos - Jen Colella is a tough act to follow but Ms Bunting was a superb Beverly Bass.
What you thought
Seen Come From Away? Loved it? Hated it?
Help your fellow San Francisco Theater visitors by leaving the first review. Everyone will love you for it, we promise!Write a review now
What we thought
Beautiful moving ORIGINAL
Everything about this show is accessible, nothing feels forced or contrived, it is simply honest and real, and truly beautiful!
Our Broadway reviewer saw Come From Away on Broadway and had this to say about this ground-breaking production!Read full review
Spread the word
Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about Come From Away at Golden Gate Theatre.
Keep up to date
I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.
Please note: The term Golden Gate Theatre and/or Come From Away as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Golden Gate Theatre and/or Come From Away and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Golden Gate Theatre and/or Come From Away and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.