‘Come From Away’ Musical Tells Story of Resilience After 9/11
At the extent of the 9/11 attacks became known, 38 planes were rerouted to Gander, Newfoundland. More than 6,000 passengers and crew were taken in by families there. Their story is the subject of a new musical called, Come From Away, which runs at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., in September and October before heading to Broadway.
As we near the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, we’re reminded of many stories of courage and sorrow that emerged that day. One of the lesser known stories is the subject of a new musical “Come From Away.” It tells what happened in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland. More than 6,000 airline passengers were forced to land there on 9/11 after America’s airspace was closed. The play opened last night at Ford’s Theater in Washington, and NPR’s Wade Goodwyn saw it.