The musical tells the true story of 7,000 people stranded in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland after all flights into the US are grounded on September 11, 2001. As the people of Newfoundland graciously welcome the “come from aways” into their community in the aftermath, the passengers and locals alike “process what’s happened while finding love, laughter, and new hope in the unlikely and lasting bonds that they forge.”
This musical - possibly the most thoroughly Canadian bit of content I've heard of in years - has been on my to-see list for quite a while, so given the lack of opportunities for catching it live in a theatre lately this is a nice bonus. I knew there was some reason1 I kept paying2 that Apple TV+ subscription.
- Apart from Ted Lasso, and the prospect of more seasons of For All Mankind, and the imminent adaptation of Asimov's Foundation series, and whatever chance there is that Mythic Quest might return for another season despite word that there is "no plan yet" for that at the moment. ↩
- Well, given the way Apple have extended free months of Apple TV+ at the drop of a hat I don't get to pay for it again until next January, but I'm perfectly willing to pay for Apple TV+ when the time comes. (I don't see myself paying for an Apple One package any time soon.) ↩