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Meet the Characters in 'Come From Away'

Come From Away was written by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and is directed by Christopher Ashley and presented by Seattle Repertory Theatre in association with La Jolla Playhouse. Read more about the musical here.

Meet Beverley Bass

The first female captain hired by a major American airline, Bass landed her American Airlines 777 in Gander on 9/11 and spent four days being responsible for the safety of her crew, passengers and airplane. Bass co-founded ISA+21 (the International Association of Women Airline Pilots). In Come From Away, her character is played by actress Jenn Colella.

Falling in Love in Gander

Nick and Diane were two people from half a world away who happened to meet in Gander on Sept. 11, 2015, when their plane was diverted. Nick, an English oil executive, was traveling on business, while Diane, a Texan, was coming home from visiting her son in England. They eventually married and settled in Texas. Their roles are played by actors Lee MacDougall and Sharon Wheatley.


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This show is just what we all need to remind us that there ar some truly wonderfully kind, compassionate and generous people who put themselves way out there to help others. This was such a scary time with so much uncertainty but the people of gander overcame fear and focused on the needs of these 7000 uninvited but warmly received guests. This is a story that needs to be heard and the play does it wonderfully.

The best musical or play I've ever seen. I've seen several on Broadway and many more in San Francisco. This is ready for Broadway as is. Even with the extension it's selling out fast. Get a ticket now. Bring the tissues, if your not laughing you'll be crying.

Is there a video of this wondeful musical available? I would love to have

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