Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda praises 'utterly talented' Come From Away

Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda praises 'utterly talented' Come From Away
From CBC - January 11, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda of the Broadway smash Hamiltonhas shared effusive praise for the "utterly talented" creators of the Tony Award-winning Canadian show Come From Away.

Miranda tweeted out a string of compliments for Irene Sankoff and David Hein after taking in their musical, which is based on the true story of how the town of Gander, N.L., welcomed over 7,000 stranded airline passengers after 9/11.

"Cod damn you Canadians for the 100 minutes wherein I constantly blinked back tears of gratitude for cheering for kindness and decency and your wonderful show," Miranda tweeted after seeing the show in New York.

He also applauded how Sankoff and Hein build excitement and tension throughout the show by not relying on a typical theatre technique.

Miranda explained that in the theatre world, the term "button" refers to when audiences are cued to applaud, usually at the end of a song.

He was amazed that Come From Awayonly gives the applause cue three times during the entire show, including at the end of the opening and closing numbers.

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