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As Broadway returns, one play channels the emotions of 9/11

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New York (AFP) – Broadway is back after an 18-month coronavirus shutdown, and for the actors of “Come from Away” there is added resonance: the show about 9/11 returns as New York marks 20 years since the attacks. “I think it’s sort of the perfect show for this moment because it emphasizes our shared humanity,” Paul Whitty, one of the musical’s actors, told AFP during a recent rehearsal. “Come from Away” first came to Broadway in 2017 — but its last performance was in March 2020, when Covid-19 brought New York City to an abrupt halt. Some actors found themselves having to find other sources of…

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