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Broadway Theatre:

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
236 West 45th Street 
New York, NY

Come From Away Information

About the Show:

Come From Away is based on a true story of small towns in Newfoundland who took in stranded airline passengers who had to land on 9/11. It delves into the heart of one of the toughest days in recent history, unearthing a story that demonstrates the value of compassion, human interaction, and gratitude. 

The musical is based on hours of interviews conducted in Newfoundland during the 10th anniversary of the event. The interviews were boiled down into the 100-minute show. Stories in the show come from the towns of Gander, Glenwood, Lewisporte, Appleton, Gambo, and Norris Arm.  

Come From Away is nominated for many 2017 Tony Awards including Best Musical. 

Plot Synopsis:

7,000 stranded airline passengers landed near a small town in Newfoundland called Gander during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. All planes were grounded due to the security risks, and therefore, planes landed wherever they could with no knowledge of when they would get home. The townspeople put their lives on hold in order to take in the thousands of stranded souls and opened their homes to take care of them until they could get home.

Diverse cultures, tensions, and anxiety over the 9/11 attacks did not make the process easy. However, the bonds and stories that grew from the experiences molded long-lasting friendships and the experience of a lifetime. 

Run Time:

100 minutes no intermission


For children 10 and older

Creative Team:

Book, Music and Lyrics:  
Irene Sankoff, David Hein
Christopher Ashley
Costume Design:
Toni-Leslie James
Scenic Design:
Beowulf Boritt
Lighting Design:
Howell Binkley
Sound Design:
Gareth Owen

Come From Away Cast:


Petrina Bromley
Geno Carr
Jenn Colella
Joel Hatch
Rodney Hicks
Kendra Kassebaum
Kevin 1:
Chad Kimball
Lee Macdougall
Kevin 2/Ali:
Caesar Samayoa
Q. Smith
Astrid Van Wieren
Sharon Wheatley
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