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Broadway show helps raise $75,000 to local flood relief

Posted: 5:21 PM, Apr 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-11 18:29:52-04
Omaha Performing Arts - Come Away Flood Donation

The Omaha Performing Arts says the touring Broadway production of Come From Away, which recently performed at Omaha Performing Arts, helped raise funds for flood victims in need.

They say, "The producers of COME FROM AWAY, Omaha Performing Arts, and Broadway Across America, along with audience members who attended the show are donating $75,000 for flood relief to the American Red Cross of Nebraska and Southwest Iowa."

It was all made possible thanks to a group effort.

"The producers and company of COME FROM AWAY reached out to Omaha Performing Arts asking to help communities affected by flooding earlier this month. The Producers donated $1 for each ticket sold during the show’s Omaha performances March 27-31 at the Orpheum Theater. Omaha Performing Arts and its national presenting partner, Broadway Across America, matched the $1 donation. Cast and crew also collected audience donations following performances."

They also said much of the donated sum of $75,000 is a testament to the generosity of people who attended the shows.

“Our audience members contributed more than $40,000. That generous amount speaks to the profound kindness of those living in our region,” said Omaha Performing Arts President Joan Squires. “Given the show’s message and themes, this was a most appropriate effort. We are grateful to COME FROM AWAY and Broadway Across America for their generous donations.”