Come From Away
Matt Roush says...
Finding hope amid the tragedy of 9/11 is no small feat, but this rousing Tony-winning musical, filmed in May with many of its original cast at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre before an audience of 9/11 survivors and frontline workers, is truly uplifting. It’s the story of 7,000 airline passengers stranded in the remote town of Gander in Newfoundland when all flights were grounded after the attacks. In ever-shifting multiple roles, cast members play the dislocated strangers and the townspeople who open their homes and hearts as they all try to make sense of the calamity. The staging, music and performances are all terrific.