38 planes carrying nearly 7000 people from over 100 countries were diverted to a tiny island when US airspace was closed down on September 11, 2001.
Now immortalised in this ground-breaking, Tony and Oliver, Award-winning musical, 'Come Frome Away' tells the remarkable real-life story of the 'come from aways', the unexpected outpouring of generosity and hospitality they received in Gander, Newfoundland, and it continues to inspire hope and humanity in audiences across the world.
Come From Away follows the incredible real-life journey of 700 passengers who became grounded in Gander, Newfoundland in Canada in the wake of the September 11 tragedy. The small community that welcomed the 'come from aways' into their lives provided hope and compassion to those in need. Award-winning husband and wife duo David Hein and Irene Sankoff (book, music and lyrics), travelled to Newfoundland and interviewed thousands of locals, compiling their stories to share with the world.
The kindness and spirit of humanity that ensued in the face of crisis; the indelible friendships forged and the anguish of not knowing what happened to their loved ones, together with a rollicking Celtic-inspired soundtrack, makes this musical one of the most celebrated to emerge from Broadway in recent history.