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Bonus Audio: "Come From Away" Creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein: The Rousuck Interview

photo courtesy Come From Away/Broadway

In this Web-only bonus audio from J. Wynn Rousuck's April 11, 2019 phone interview with "Come From Away" co-creators David Hein and Irene Sankoff, the married composer/playwright team provide some additional background on their experience producing this hit Broadway musical.  Irene describes the special concert performance of "Come From Away" she and David attended in Gander, Newfoundland  in 2016 and the responses local townspeople had to their depiction in the musical.  Irene also recalls some of the other Gander strandees and 9/11 survivors they've met since the musical premiered, and David describes his excitement over plans to produce a film version of "Come From Away."

J. Wynn Rousuck has been reviewing theater for WYPR's Midday (and previously, Maryland Morning) since 2007. Prior to that, she was the theater critic of The Baltimore Sun, where she reviewed more than 3,000 plays over the course of 23 years.
Rob is a contributing producer for Midday.