Come From Away weaves real-life stories of some of the 7,000 passengers that were stranded in Gander on 9/11 after planes were diverted away from American air space. Characters in the show are directly inspired from the people that Irene Sankoff and David Hein interviewed on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 including Janice Mosher, a local journalist whose character is brought to life from two journalists who covered the events in 2001. Cast members and the individuals who inspired the characters met in London to discuss the musical and the importance of spreading this story far and wide.
Come From Away lost out in the Tony race for most of the seven awards it was nominated for to Dear Evan Hansen, apart from Christopher Ashley who won the award for Best Director of a Musical. Both shows are coincidentally transferring to the West End this year in replica versions of their original Broadway productions, along with Waitress and On Your Feet. But Come From Away is in a category... Read more