Opened: March 12, 2017
Book, Music & Lyrics by: Irene Sankoff & David Hein
Broadway Replacement Cast: Petrina Bromley, De’Lon Grant, Joel Hatch, Caesar Samayoa, James Seol, Q. Smith, Rachel Tucker, Astrid Van Wieren, Emily Walton, Jim Walton, Sharon Wheatley, Paul Whitty, Josh Breckenridge, Holly Ann Butler, John Jellison, Tony LePage, Kevin S. McAllister, Monette McKay, Happy McPartlin & Julie Reiber
Based on the true events of a town with a truly exceptional heart, Come from Away will have you alternating between laughing and crying during its exceptional one-act run.
On September 11, 2001, air traffic was suspended and 38 planes carrying 7,000 passengers were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland in Canada. Over the course of the week they were stuck there, new relationships were formed and humanity triumphed hate.
Potentially one of the most important musicals ever to grace Broadway, this show reminds audiences that respect and kindness can be found in the darkest of times. Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s book, music and lyrics allows for strong character connections with a favorite being the true story of Nick Marson (Jim Walton) and Diane Gray (Sharon Wheatley) falling in love that week.
Final say: A story where love wins over fear. ★★★★★