His 9/11 story inspired Broadway's 'Come From Away' - and the worldIt is set in the week following the September 11 attacks and tells the true story of what transpired when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly in the small town of Gander in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador , Canada , as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon. The characters in the musical are based on and in most cases share the names of real Gander residents as well as some of the 7, stranded travellers they housed and fed. The musical has been received by audiences and critics as a cathartic reminder of the capacity for human kindness in even the darkest of times  and the triumph of humanity over hate. In October it became the longest-running Canadian musical in Broadway history, surpassing The Drowsy Chaperone ' s previous record of performances. He also stated that an official announcement would come on Canada Day. In , Sankoff and Hein visited Gander on the tenth anniversary of the attacks to interview locals and returning passengers. Rubinoff used their initial script to produce a minute workshop version for the Canadian Music Theatre Project, part of the Sheridan College Music Theatre Performance Program, in
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Chita Rivera Awards for Dance and Choreography . Well, you know I had to get it. Best Original Score. Shop Books.Drama Desk Awards . It's only too bad that it takes a tragedy to be reminded of that. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. At a time when people were heartbroken, the folks from Gander showed the best of humanity.
Roxanne and Clark were grateful and accepted the offer. Canada Newfoundland Canada. The citizens of Gander met the stranded passengers with an overwhelming display of friendship and goodwill. It's only too bad that it takes a tragedy to be reminded of that.
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The citizens of Gander met the stranded passengers with an overwhelming display of friendship and goodwill. As the passengers stepped from the airplanes, exhausted, hungry and distraught after being held on board for nearly 24 hours while security checked all of the baggage, they were greeted with a feast prepared by the townspeople. Local bus drivers who had been on strike came off the picket lines to transport the passengers to the various shelters set up in local schools and churches. Linens and toiletries were bought and donated. A middle school provided showers, as well as access to computers, email, and televisions, allowing the passengers to stay in touch with family and follow the news. Over the course of those four days, many of the passengers developed friendships with Gander residents that they expect to last a lifetime. As a show of thanks, scholarship funds for the children of Gander have been formed and donations have been made to provide new computers for the schools.