The hit musical Come From Away, which debuted in Toronto last Fall, opened on Broadway last night to rave reviews and a very appreciative audience.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ivanka Trump and Jean Chretien attended the Broadway performance of the Canadian 9-11 inspired story last night in New York. Trudeau opened the show with an 8-minute speech to a cheering crowd about the importance of the Canada U-S bond.
The 45 year old Prime Minister delivered a few remarks to the audience, which included more than 125 ambassadors to the United Nations, who were brought to the show by the Canadian consulate general in New York. “The world gets to see what it is to lean on each other and be there for each other through the darkest times,” he said, according to The New York Times. "There is no relationship quite like the friendship between Canada and the United States. This story, this amazing story, is very much about that, and it’s about friendship as well.”
( Watch below)
The hit musical, which opened on March 12, celebrates Canada’s compassion for international travelers stranded in the country after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, when all U.S. flights were grounded. It tells the story of how residents of the small Newfoundland town Gander opened their hearts and homes to 7,000 people from around the world.
It played to sold out crowds last year in Toronto and was such a huge success the musical will be coming back next February! (Don't MISS it)
I had the honour and privilege of seeing Come From Away on the opening night in Toronto and recorded the entire curtain call from the first balcony. I can tell you that it was an extremely moving experience and there wasn't a dry eye in the house ( including my own! )
You can watch the Toronto curtain call below where the cast's real life counterparts from Gander surprised them on stage!