J. Kelly Nestruck
The Globe and Mail, Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Here’s a stop-over you will not want to miss: Go see Come From Away at the newly restored Royal Alexandra theatre in Toronto before it heads to New York. Heart-warming and human-sized, this musical set in Gander, Nfld., in the week after Sept. 11, 2001, will remind you that, when things are at their worst, many people rise to their best. Torontonians Irene Sankoff and David Hein wrote the book, lyrics and music for the Broadway-bound show – which has had tremendous buzz surrounding it since its first workshop at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ont., buzz that has turned out to be entirely justified.