Rousuck’s Review: Ford's Theatre’s “Come From Away” Tells A Redemptive 9-11 Tale | WYPR

Rousuck’s Review: Ford's Theatre’s “Come From Away” Tells A Redemptive 9-11 Tale

Sep 12, 2016

Jenn Colella as American Airlines captain Beverley Bass in the Ford's Theatre production of "Come From Away."
Credit Carol Rosegg

Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck joins Tom in the studio to talk about the new Broadway-bound musical, Come From Away, now playing at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.. The musical drama recalls the horrors of 9/11 and the fact that moments after those terrorist attacks, the US government closed US airspace and ordered thousands of airborne jetliners to land immediately at the nearest airports. 

Thirty-eight planes, carrying more than 6,500 passengers, were diverted to Gander, a small town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland, doubling the community's population overnight.  Come From Away tells the story of how Gander residents offered these stranded passengers -- complete strangers -- food, shelter and friendship during the difficult days following 9/11. 

Come From Away is playing through October 16 at the Ford's Theatre in Washington.  For tickets or more information click here