Jun 11, 2018
By Andy Johnson
Here’s some good news for those who want to see a musical about how Canadians were able to seize an opportunity on the darkest day of this century and take care of some 7,000 people, most of whom were American.
David Mirvish says the Toronto run of “Come From Away” will be extended because the $5-million production broke even in record time.
The hit recouped its costs after what Mirvish calls an “unprecedented” 14 weeks of sold-out shows at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
The show was expected to close next January, but will now move to the Elgin Theatre for an extended run from February to late April.
“Come From Away” tells the true story of how Gander, Newfoundland welcomed Stranded airline passengers after the 9/11 terror attacks in the U-S.