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'Come From Away' finds the spirit of humanity on 9/11




The company of the First North American tour of “Come From Away,” with a book, music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and direction by Christopher Ashley.
The company of the First North American tour of “Come From Away,” with a book, music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and direction by Christopher Ashley.
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On today's show:

Rays of hope on a tragic day

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When air space over the United States was shut down on September 11, 2001, 38 airplanes carrying some 7,000 passengers were rerouted to a tiny airport in Newfoundland, Canada. The town of Gander only had a population of about 9,000, so the entire community rallied to find places for these foreign travelers to stay. What happened next would change everyone involved and inspire the stage musical "Come From Away." It was created by the married Canadian couple Irene Sankoff and David Hein who based the production on interviews they conducted with residents of Gander and the foreign travelers — or "come from aways" — who landed there. Sankoff and Hein spoke with The Frame's John Horn.

Not Your Granddad's Christmas Pageant

(Starts at 19:40)

Taylor Mac — the MacArthur grant-winning drag performer — returns to L.A. with a special holiday-themed extravaganza. As The Frame contributor Chloe Veltman reports, Mac’s “Holiday Sauce” is one of many shows that are turning drag into an enduring holiday tradition.