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Encore: Come From Away brings Fort Myers pilot's experience on 9/11 to stages across the globe

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The cast of Come From Away, a musical based in part on Fort Myers pilot Beverley Bass' life story.

This episode originally aired on June 16, 2017.

On September 11, 2001 Fort Myers native Beverley Bass was piloting an American Airlines 727 filled with passengers when an emergency was declared, forcing her to land the plane in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland.

What happened over the course of the next five days changed her life, and the lives of thousands of others. And those events form the foundation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical ‘Come From Away’ which opens tonight and runs through Sunday at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers.

We revisit a conversation WGCU’s Julie Glenn had with Beverley Bass back in 2017.

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