Come From Away: The Legacy of giving back – The show Come From Away has always believed in giving back to the community. From their debut workshop at Sheridan College, where money was raised to help animal shelters, to the 9/11 tribute.
In 2015, when the show’s first preview happened, it was just hours before a coordinated terrorist attack that killed over 130 people.
It made the creators wonder what they did.
Since then, she believed in not putting on the show but also valuing what it says, which is always to remember more people want to do than harm. There was so much in the storytelling that led to helping as much as possible.
What is the musical Come From Away based on?
The musical is based on the small Newfoundland land. On 9/11, the residents of Gander took in more than 7000 airline passengers after the US government shut down airspaces.
Right after the people of Gander opened their arms to help, the town got overfilled by passengers of 38 airplanes.
The locals helped everyone present there from all nationalities and religions.
They offered food and cleaned up rooms to provide space and everything they could offer the passengers.
The musical symbolizes hope in the worst of helplessness. The Canadian island helped when needed, and the sentiment is still being carried on.
Why is this year’s Come From Away performance going to be bittersweet?
This year’s performance by the New York cast will be a bittersweet day since it will be the last time the show will send representatives from Broadway.
After a five-year run, the show will close on October 2.
Although the performance, the act of giving will add some sweetness to the farewell.
Not many shows manage to have a deep bond with the community, but Come From Away has done converts for people living with cancer, has helped with fundraising for farmers, and has helped out many people in need on the New York subway.
Disclaimer Statement: This content is authored by an external agency. The views expressed here are that of the respective authors/ entities and do not represent the views of Economic Times (ET). ET does not guarantee, vouch for or endorse any of its contents nor is responsible for them in any manner whatsoever. Please take all steps necessary to ascertain that any information and content provided is correct, updated, and verified. ET hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, relating to the report and any content therein.