Dark for 18 months, Broadway makes its return

After theatres in New York City were dark for about 18 months, Broadway plays are back — and it seems theatregoers, too. The crew of Come from Away talk about being back and the challenges of not performing for more than a year.



Rehearsals for Come From Away

The cast of Come From Away rehearses for the musical that returned to the Broadway stage on Sept. 22.

The Sunday Magazine for September 12, 2021

This week on an all-new season of The Sunday Magazine with host Piya Chattopadhyay: • National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations RoseAnne Archibald • Distinctly-Canadian election language, explained • The National Arts Centre Orchestra returns to the stage • ​Writer Omar Mouallem explores how Muslims shaped the Americas • Reporter Jim DeFede on Gander, N.L.'s legacy of kindness 20 years after 9/11

Gander's legacy of kindness, 20 years after 9/11

When 38 passenger planes bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, N.L. on September 11, 2001, the residents of the small Newfoundland town suddenly had to care for thousands of stranded passengers. But 20 years later, journalist and author Jim DeFede talks about why the kindness of Ganderites still shines as a moment of light in desperate times.



The lives changed in Gander, N.L., by 9/11

When planes were diverted on 9/11 to Gander, N.L., it changed the lives of so many young people who carry the spirit of kindness and community with them, decades later.

The fight for Muslim representation in Hollywood — and the danger of falling behind

Last week, Riz Ahmed introduced a report that found Muslim characters are significantly underrepresented in film. CBC News spoke with three Canadian creators about the importance of increasing that representation and the real-world risks of failing to act.

Come From Away plays to (almost) packed crowds in Australia, restoring sense of community

Fans are flocking back to see Come From Away in Melbourne, Australia, where the Canadian musical is one of the first theatre productions to reopen its doors following months of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.



Australian theatre audiences return to Come From Away

With its low COVID-19 case numbers, Melbourne, Australia, has reopened its theatres to audiences, and Come From Away — set in Gander, N.L., after 9/11 — is one of the first productions returning to the stage.

The Current for April 1, 2020

Today on The Current: Should you wear a mask?; Teaching kids remotely; Sir Patrick Stewart; Historian Yuval Noah Harari on pandemics past and present

Gander Legion the latest to benefit from Come From Away donations

The musical Come From Away keeps giving back to the people of Gander.

Come From Away cast commemorates 9/11 anniversary with Tiny Desk Concert

The hit Canadian musical, now on Broadway, tells the story of what happened in Gander, N.L., that tragic day.

Come From Away is going global, and Gander is bracing for visitors

As an Australian production of the hit Broadway musical begins, Gander braces for even more tourism.

When the lights went out on Broadway, the Come From Away cast took to the streets

Broadway musicals go ahead in the biggest blizzards and hottest heat waves the city sees, so when Manhattan suffered a blackout on Saturday night, the show had to go on — one way or another.

Come From Away cancels world's biggest screech-in after backlash

Mirvish Productions backpedalled on its plans to hold a theatre-wide screech-in ceremony in Toronto this July, saying it heard Newfoundlanders "loud and clear."

Come From Away wants to set screech-in world record — in Toronto

Prepare the cod: Mirvish Productions plans to attempt the world's largest screech-in at a performance of Come From Away in Toronto next month.

Kinky Boots, Hamlet and Women of Rock: What's on in Calgary this weekend

Fort Calgary screens Some Like It Hot, voted the No. 1 comedy of all time.

The North Atlantic Aviation Museum wants to borrow your 9/11 artifacts

The North Atlantic Aviation Museum in Gander is looking for your artifacts — specifically from Sept. 11, 2001.

Can't make it to Broadway? Soon you can buy a can of Come From Away beer instead

Available in April, the new beer from Yellowbelly Brewery and Five Boroughs Brewing Co. is part of the Broadway Brews series.

Come From Away raises more than $85K for N.L. food banks

Cheque from cast presented on the same day musical debuts in London

Toronto cast of Come From Away visits the place it all began

The cast of Toronto's Come From Away are in central Newfoundland, visiting with the people behind the hit musical's story.

Come from Away comes home to Newfoundland, the province that inspired it

The cast of the hit Canadian musical Come from Away is bringing the show to St. John's where they're performing eight charity concerts. Cast member Steffi DiDomenicantonio joins Tom Power live from St. John's to tell us more.

Come From Away actors feeling the Newfoundland spirit after St. John's debut

The cast says they feel honoured to perform the musical in the province where it all began.

Early-morning crowd comes out for Come From Away tickets

A limited amount of tickets to the St. John's run of the concert version of Come From Away are available for purchase.

Is government doing enough to attract Come From Away tourists? This businessman says no

Tourism Minister Christopher Mitchelmore says government is doing plenty, and that its efforts have been plenty successful.

Come Via Halifax — the raucous new sequel to Come From Away

Stuck in the Halifax airport with a bunch of accordion-carrying Newfoundlanders? There's no telling what could happen!