ST. JOHN’S, NL – A Tony Award-winning Canadian musical that introduced the world to the small Newfoundland town of Gander will end in October after more than five years on Broadway.
“Come From Away” tells the story of how people in Gander came together to care for the passengers aboard dozens of planes diverted to the town’s airport after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City.
Junkyard Dog Productions, the show’s producer, announced Wednesday the final Broadway performance will take place Oct. 2 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
The show officially opened on March 12, 2017, and director Christopher Ashley won the Tony Award for best direction just three months later.
The producer said in a news release that when the curtains close in October, the show will be the 49th longest-running show in Broadway history, as well as the longest-running production in the theatre’s 105-year history.
Fans can still catch the show beginning Dec. 27 at the National Arts Center in Ottawa.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 9, 2022.
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