First North American Tour at the Fisher Theatre
For the first time in Detroit comes the moving story of a small town that welcomed 7,000 travelers when tragedy struck their planes on September 11, 2001. The first North American tour of the award-winning Broadway musical, Come from Away is scheduled to land (see what we did there) at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit on October 1, 2019.
Come from Away tells the heart-warming true story of how strangers overcame nervousness and culture clashes to offer unpretentious help. It all started when 38 plans were forced to land in Gander, Canada. Residents from the province of Newfoundland and Labrador displayed admirable humanity when they fed and housed the stranded passengers.
In 2011 during the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, playwrights visited Gander and interviewed returning passengers and residents. Their stories were recorded and translated into what is now a Tony-Award winning musical, Come from Away.
Although it was launched in 2013, the story of how ordinary people overcame pain and havoc through compassion debuted on Broadway in 2017. Since then, the show has attracted widespread admiration from fans and critics alike. There are even talks of a feature film to inspire the world further. Come from Away runs from 8 p.m. on October 1 to 5, and 8 to 12; 7:30 p.m. October 6 and 13; and 2 p.m. October 5, 6, 12 and 13. Buy your tickets today for $39.