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Local 'Come From Away' Passengers Wanted!

October 14,2021

Reposted from Performing Arts Fort Worth.

Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, announced today an open call seeking passengers who were on American Airlines Flight 49, traveling from Paris to Dallas/Fort Worth on September 11, 2001, piloted by Captain Beverley Bass. This initiative is in partnership with American Airlines, a long-standing partner of Performing Arts Fort Worth, the Consulate of General Canada, and the national tour of COME FROM AWAY. Local residents who were passengers on Flight 49 are invited to tell their stories, attend the show and a VIP reception on opening night, October 19, 2021. Please contact the Consulate General of Canada by calling 1-214-922-9806, emailing, or via private message on or Twitter at @CanCGDallas for more information. 

COME FROM AWAY tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Beverley Bass, the first female captain for American Airlines, was flying to Dallas/Fort Worth on September 11, 2001, when her plane was diverted to Gander, Newfoundland. Beverley Bass is the Captain depicted in the musical COME FROM AWAY. She is an alumna of Texas Christian University and is a local resident of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. 

On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at or by calling the Performing Arts Fort Worth Ticket Office at 817-212-4280. The physical box office remains closed at this time. For group sales discounts please visit Additional show information is available at and

COME FROM AWAY kicks off the 2021-2022 Broadway at the Bass season and marks the return of Broadway in Fort Worth. 
To view the latest health and safety protocols that will be in place at Bass Hall, including the mask requirement, please visit Performing Arts Fort Worth will continue to update and adjust Bass Hall’s reopening plan protocols as COVID-19 guidelines evolve.

Location Mentioned: Bass Performance Hall