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Come From Away 2020

“On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.”

Come From Away is the uplifting Broadway musical that captures the hearts of everyone who remembers where they were on 9/11. A much-need spotlight on some of the good that happened in the midst of one of America’s most surprising tragedies, this story based on true events focuses on some stranded passengers and the Canadian townsfolk who took them in.

On September 11, 2001, thirty-eight planes were grounded in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, Canada following the attacks on the World Trade Center.Read More ...

  1. Critical Acclaim

    The musical was written by Irene Sankoff and David Hein in 2012, approximately 10 years after 9/11 when Sankoff and Hein interviewed many individuals who lived through the experience. It debuted in 2013 at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, and by 2015-2016, it had sold-out, record-breaking sales at La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, and Royal Alexandra Theatre. It arrived on Broadway in 2017 and claimed its place as Canada’s longest-running musical there. That same year, they were nominated for and received various awards from Helen Hayes, Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, China River, and Grammy (2108) Awards.

    Newsweek reported, “[Come From Away] takes you to a place you never want to leave!”, mirroring the sentiment of many enthusiastic critics and patrons who attended standing-room-only shows that the musical was a fabulous success.

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    Cultural Significance

    Aside from turning small-town Gander into a tourist destination for Come From Away fans, this musical served as an instrument for healing for a nation and for individuals affected by 9/11. Survivors and those who lost loved ones in the World Trade Center attacks have attended the musical and reported later that seeing the “best side of humanity” allowed them to open up about their experiences for the first time.

    This celebration of decency and basic kindness to strangers born out of the terrible situation was just what many people needed to move forward.

    The Come From Away Experience

    One of the most successful and heartwarming musicals of the last decade, don’t miss out on this musical extravaganza that allows us to realize that even the darkest of time, people can come together and create something beautiful by caring for each other.


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