“Come From Away” Book Review

Any true fan of musicals will love this companion piece to the “Come From Away” show. Along with the complete book and lyrics of the musical, they’ve included tons of interesting side notes of how the play came into development (and the history of how it went from a small regional theater piece to a Tony award-winning hit). I especially loved the inclusion of lines and songs that were actually cut from the finished product. Because “Come From Away” is based on a true story, it was also super helpful to have the real historical events described in this book as well (with interviews directly from the people who were there). I learned so much about the real people of Gander and how they worked to become the ultimate hosts and caretakers of thousands of stranded airplane passengers on 9/11. I would absolutely recommend this book to Broadway lovers, as well as anyone who has seen and fallen in love with this beautiful show.

5 stars

*Free ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

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