Come From Away

DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER ASHLEY

Come From Away has earned seven Tony Nominations including Best Musical and and Laurence Olivier Award Nominations 

From the beginning of international flights across the Atlantic, the airport in Gander, Newfoundland served as a vital refueling stop between the Europe and the United States. What would quickly become the largest airport in the world, would just as quickly become obsolete with the birth of the jet plane - obsolete until the morning of September 11, 2001, when 38 planes on their way to the United States were forced down in Gander, depositing 6,000 plus people from around the globe into a community whose population was not that much greater in number. Come From Away is a revelatory new musical about an isolated town in Newfoundland that, without warning, played host to a world in chaos.  

 

Undaunted by culture clashes and language barriers, the citizens of Gander welcomed the stranded travelers with food and friendship and hope. Five days later, one by one the planes departed. But the memory of those 120 hours would forever change the citizens of Gander and all of those people who, came from away.

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