Your Come From Away tickets from StubHub give you entry to a performance that tackles a sensitive subject while showing that human warmth can surmount even the most difficult of times. The show-stopping musical Come From Away is full of quirky characters that fully embrace human generosity and kindness.
Come From Away - a background to the musical
The book, lyrics and music for Come From Away were crafted by Irene Sankoff and David Hein with Christopher Ashley directing the production. The harsh character of the Newfoundland landscape is imagined beautifully in Beowulf Boritt's rustic set, cleverly worked with little more than a few kitchen chairs. Come From Away toured across the States and Canada, including two performances in Gander before it headed to the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on New York's Broadway in the late Spring of 2017.
Come From Away is set in the small town of Gander located at the “edge of the world” in Newfoundland. This isolated town became headline news around the world with the part it played in the desperate events of 9/11. In the chaos of that day, airlines had to reschedule and deal with aeroplanes and passengers in places where they shouldn't have been. 7,000 of these passengers unexpectedly ended up in Gander as 38 aeroplanes were directed to and grounded at its airport. This remote town's population was immediately doubled posing severe challenges to its infrastructure. Everything from food, beds and warm clothing to huge supplies of toilet paper and babies' nappies had to be found overnight. And, with many passengers en-route to or from more tropical climates, the harsh reality of Newfoundland weather proved to be a real struggle.
Come From Away rises above tragedy
Come From Away captures the passengers' relief that they're alive along with the agony they go through in trying to connect with and reassure their loved ones. In many cases, this agony was made even more poignant when those loved ones were emergency workers in New York. Canadians Sankoff and Hein were living in New York when events unfolded and saw firsthand the camaraderie that grew out of tragedy. It wasn't until a few years later, however, that they learned about the events at Gander. Visiting Gander for the 10th-anniversary celebrations they met returning passengers and local residents and the idea for their musical was born. Come From Away made Canadians proud of their nation and themselves, so be part of this life-affirming story with your Come From Away tickets from StubHub.