Come From Away
“ROUSING AND INSPIRING! This honest depiction of compassion that genuinely transcends national borders and cultural differences is most welcome.” Seattle Times
Come From Away is the breathtaking new musical that played record-breaking engagements in La Jolla, Seattle and now Washington, DC. In a heartbeat on 9/11, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers were stranded in a remote town in Newfoundland. What started as an average day in a small town turned in to an international week-long sleepover. The locals opened their hearts and homes, undaunted by culture clashes and language barriers - spurring unexpected camaraderie in extraordinary circumstances. “On the day of the worst act of mankind, the people who landed here saw the best of mankind.” Claude Elliott, Mayor of Gander, Newfoundland.
“A show so moving and inspiring I would see it again in a heartbeat...A show that told a true story about human kindness that touched me in a place in my soul I think I did not know was there. And it earns every tear, laugh, and cheer that it deservedly gets." DCMetroTheaterArts
“Best of the year! An affecting, stirring and unpretentious new musical. Christopher Ashley's production lets the simple goodness of ordinary people outshine sensational evil.” Los Angeles Times
“A moving tribute to the indomitable human spirit.” Variety On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all. Come with us to Come From Away - the most uplifting musical of the year.
Saturday, May 19 @ $307.00 (1 available)
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Departing at 7:00 am on Saturdays and 6:30am on Saturdays in December and all Wednesdays. (See our Directions page for a map and detailed driving directions.) Diversions’ guides serve a selection of fruit juices, yogurt, muffins, bagels with assorted cheeses, chocolate apricots, coffee, tea and more. En route, you will hear background information on theater, art, cultural events and restaurants in Manhattan. Around 10:15am, our coach stops at the New York Palace on Madison Ave., between 50th & 51st St and then at 57th and Madison. You are free to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city until the 2:00pm matinee. At approximately 5pm, the coach picks you up at a designated theater. On the return to Baltimore, we serve an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a Zabar’s dinner accompanied by a compelling video. We estimate an 8:30pm arrival at home.