Come from Away (2017)
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The plane people meet the plain people in Broadway's Come Away Home, a bouncy musical at about 100 minutes, based on interviews with the people of Gander, Newfoundland, who welcomed passengers from almost 40 jetliners when international flights were diverted the morning of 9/11, and the guests themselves. Despite the breakneck pace, you get the sense that they were stranded there for weeks, not a few days, but if you've ever been stuck somewhere because of a storm, a pandemic, etc., you'll agree that it does feel way longer than it actually is. And the play, wearing its sentimentality on its sleeve, makes the point that they WERE stranded there longer, in that their thoughts and hearts, a piece of them, stayed behind. It's a 9/11 story, but not a particularly heavy one, relying on the humorous clash between the local yokels and more urbane travelers. The songs are fun, for the most part, with some more touching numbers when the tragedy is evoked. I love Newfoundland myself, and its spirit is well-represented. I'm guessing the first question at the casting call was "how are you with accents?".
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