The story, written by Canadian couple Irene Sankoff and David Hein, centers around the town of Gander in Canada, which welcomed thousands of airline passengers whose planes were grounded during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The small town of 10,000 individuals cared for stranded travelers for days..
The New York Times’ Michael Paulson reported that the attendance of the first daughter daughter was a surprise. She sat between Trudeau and Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Also in attendance was a delegation of 600 individuals the Canadian consulate general in New York had invited, the Times said.
Trudeau told reporters that Ivanka Trump was a fan of the show, which opened on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater on Saturday.