‘Come From Away’ set for return to Broadway to tell story of 9/11 aftermath
A Broadway musical inspired by the events following Sept. 11 is set to resume performances after being shuttered during the pandemic.
“Come From Away” is the story of a community welcoming strangers left stranded after 9/11.
The cast plays many real people from a small Canadian town where 38 airplanes were forced to land.
Emily Walton grew up in the Bronx and has clear memories of Sept. 11. She says her uncle, Jim Walton, is in the production.
“He and I spent time together on that day so there’s also something very full circle about doing this show with him,” Walton says.
De’Lon Grant was a high school student in the Midwest when the attack occurred and now sees the impact of the events in a different light.
“Not only responsibility with telling this story, but also realizing that people were in the middle of it and couldn’t escape it here in the city,” Grant says.
“Come From Away” reopens on Sept. 21.
A filmed performance of “Come From Away” aired Friday on Apple Plus.