Come From Away, the new musical at Ford’s Theatre, commemorates the warmth and compassion that thousands of people found in a small town called Gander, Newfoundland, when their planes were diverted to Canada after the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.
The musical Come From Away, playing at Ford’s Theatre this fall, tells the true story of how a small Canadian town cared for 6,579 airline passengers stranded there on 9/11. We wanted to get the facts behind this heart-warming true story about the better angels of human nature.
What would you do if 6,579 strangers landed on your doorstep? The new musical, Come From Away, explores just that! Opening at Ford’s Theatre in September 2016, Come From Away is the true story of how on September 11, 2001, 38 planes were stranded in a remote town in Newfoundland.
We are thrilled to share the casting information for the Washington production of Come From Away! Many in our cast have performed with the Come From Away company in their pre-D.C. iterations in San Diego and Seattle. We cannot wait for this talented bunch to begin rehearsals with us later this summer!
Fifth grade social studies teacher Angelo Parodi discusses his involvement with the Ford’s Theatre National Oratory Fellows program and how it has influenced his teaching.
On Friday, June 10, 2016, our one-act play One Destiny celebrates an incredible milestone: 1,000 performances! This two-character story, which premiered in spring 2007 at Ford’s, is set at Ford’s Theatre itself shortly after the Lincoln assassination.
Education and Digital Outreach Specialist at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum, shares insights about pages from the diary of Clara Barton. Learn more about the diary’s historical context and view the pages in our Remembering Lincoln collection.
Long before Snapchat and Instagram, cartes de visite (“CDVs”) were the latest trend in image-sharing social media. And, at the time, they were considered just as high tech as Snapchat and Instagram are today. Because of the popularity of cartes de visite in the 1860s, they remain a popular collector’s item today.
The cast of our spring musical 110 in the Shade loves Instagram! We asked them to share their favorite behind-the-scenes moments with the world with an official takeover of our @fordstheatre Instagram.