Sunday, March 31, 2019

Come From Away

There is a musical on Broadway Come From Away. The phrase is a New England regionalism, associated especially with Maine, so I wondered what terrible thing those snobs from the city were saying about us now.

Not so.  It is about the planes diverted on 9/11 to an airport in Newfoundland, and the people of the town of Gander who took in almost 7000 people, unexpectedly. I don't know how one does a musical about that, but if there are musicals about Jews escaping Russia, and psychiatric inmates in France, I suppose anything is possible. Looks promising, and when I get a chance I'm going to learn more.

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