Tagged: Come From Away

Real stories on Broadway – six Broadway musicals based on real-life stories

There are some amazing shows on Broadway that take place in a distant, unreal land (like Oz). However, seeing a story dedicated to a real person, a person that you had the chance to see or know their story (like The Four Seasons, Tina or Diana), or a recent event that changed the lives of millions (like the 9/11 attacks), or even a historical figure that you’ve seen on the $10 bill will always carry a different vibe. Like the mentioned horror movies “based on true events”. The emotional charge is totally different. And Broadway is no stranger to them.

Come From Away on Broadway: A Review

The story is set in the small town of Gander, on the island of Newfoundland, where 38 airplanes were landed during operation “Yellow Ribbon”, thus doubling the population of the town. This is all after the 9/11 attacks in New York, Washington DC and Shanksville, Pennsylvania It is the story of the kindness of the local people, “the Islanders” to the “come from aways”.