Review: Come From Away on Broadway1 min read

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I saw this magnificent show in Toronto last December.  And I was just as excited to see it last week on Broadway.  Come From Away is definitely one of my favorite new musicals of this year, and I’ve been talking it up to anyone who will listen.  When I speak of this show to someone who doesn’t know it’s about 9/11, the first reaction is shock; shock that a musical could or would be written about such a day, but Irene Sankoff and David Hein (Book, Music, and Lyrics), the talented Canadian writing team, have created a beautiful, respectful, and emotional version of that day and that week through the eyes of the residents of the small town in Newfoundland. All fears can be set aside. Completely.  Come From Away, the new musical has finally arrived on Broadway, and is one very specific and wonderful story of that infamous horrible day. It is a refreshing, warm, and very humane tale that attends to the lump that will be in your throat, and the tears of love and compassion that will run down your cheeks, by also putting a big grin on your face.  Not once do they mention ‘World Trade Center’, nor do they resort to images or descriptives that will upset, which I am grateful for, but this writing team does create the most musically lovely story about that day in the most humanly way possible.  For the full review: click here.

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