David Hein and Irene Sankoff thought the idea was far-fetched when it was first suggested they write a musical about what happened after 9/11 when 38 planes that were in the air were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland, population 11,000.

Tim Allen is a busy man, from the Fox reboot of Last Man Standing to a national stand-up comedy tour and the upcoming release of Toy Story 4. He swings through the state this month with stops at the Palace Theatre in Stamford Nov. 15 and Foxwoods Resort Casino Nov. 16.