9/11-Themed Musical Come From Away Sets Seattle Rep Record

News   9/11-Themed Musical Come From Away Sets Seattle Rep Record
 
Come From Away, Irene Sankoff and David Hein's new musical based around the events that took place in Gander, Newfoundland, after the 9/11 attacks, has broken box-office records at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Company of <i>Come from Away</i>
Company of Come from Away Photo by Chris Bennion

Examiner.com reports that as of Dec. 1, Come From Away has set an all-time record for single ticket sales in a 24-hour period at Seattle Rep.

The show is described as such: "Based on an inspiring true story. September 11, 2001 was an ordinary day in isolated Gander, Newfoundland — until it wasn’t. 38 planes were diverted to its doorstep on that fateful day, making this small town unexpected hosts to an international community. The camaraderie that followed reminds us all of the power that comes from opening up your heart and your home."

Come From Away, presented in association with La Jolla Playhouse, has book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. Christopher Ashley directs.

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