One delightful consequence of our Social Media Ambassadors program is #LincolnLunchbreak, a series of posts from Lauren Beyea, our Associate Director of Communications and Marketing. Every Friday Lauren shows us the adventures of her Abraham and Mary Lincoln figurines.
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!
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.
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.
We are excited to present the new musical Come From Away as the first production in the Ford’s Theatre 2016-2017 Season. In the following interview, Come From Away’s authors David Hein and Irene Sankoff describe the making of their new musical and its incredible true story.
Shortly after President Abraham Lincoln was carried to the Petersen boardinghouse on the night of April 14, 1865, rumors spread about a separate attack on Secretary of State William H. Seward. People began to bombard the Metropolitan Police Station with personal testimonies, spouting wild speculation as to the meaning. James McDevitt was on the case.