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Even the most stalwart cynics may have trouble staying dry-eyed during this portrait of heroic hospitality under extraordinary pressure.

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Why See Come From Away?

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Come From Away is an uplifting new musical that celebrates human compassion in the face of terrible circumstances. Penned by Canadian husband and wife team Irene Snakoff and David Hein, Come From Away is set in the remote town of Gander in Newfoundland, which found itself playing host to the passengers of 38 planes that were forced to land on 9/11. Thoroughly researched and based on interviews with residents and passengers, the show explores how this tiny community opened its hearts and homes to their unexpected guests.

Come From Away debuted at San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse in 2015, before moving onto Seattle's Rep Theatre, where it broke box office records and was extended due to popular demand. This Broadway production was nominated for seven Tonys, winning one for Best Direction, and also garnered three Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical.

What is Come From Away About?

On September 11th 2001, as the full horror of the terror attacks became apparent, the US closed its airspace, grounding thousands of passenger jets. 38 of them were forced to land in Gander, a remote Newfoundland town with a population of just 9000 people.

Come From Away focuses on a set of passengers from one plane and the Gander residents who welcomed them into their homes. Amongst this diverse set of characters is American Airlines' first female pilot, a gay couple both called Colin, and an Egyptian chef, whose initial apprehensions about the reception he will receive proves unfounded. Weaving together all of their storylines, the show creates an affirming portrait of human connection in the most trying of circumstances.

Did You Know?

The musical gets its title from Newfoundland slang. The people of Gander refer to the passengers as "come from aways".

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Dates

Previews from: 18 February 2017

Opening night: 12 March 2017

Audience

Recommended for ages 10+. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Run time

100 minutes, no intermission

Cast and Creative

Cast

Chad Kimball
Jenn Colella
Petrina Bromley
Geno Carr
Joel Hatch
Alex Finke
De'lon Grant
Lee MacDougall
Caesar Samayoa
Q. Smith
Astrid Van Wieren
Sharon Wheatley
Josh Breckenridge
Susan Dunstan
Tamika Lawrence
Tony LePage

Creative

Book, Music & Lyrics by Irene Sankoff & David Hein
Directed by Christopher Ashley
Music Direction by Ian Eisendrath
Choreography by Kelly Devine
Scenic Design by Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design by Toni-Leslie
Lighting Design by James Howell Binkley
Sound Design by Gareth Owen

Awards

2017 TONY AWARD WINS

Best Direction of a Musical - Christopher Ashley

2017 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Jenn Colella
Best Book of a Musical - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Best Original Score - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Howell Binkley
Best Direction of a Musical - Christopher Ashley
Best Choreography - Kelly Devine

2017 DRAMA DESK WINS

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Jenn Colella
Outstanding Book of a Musical - Irene Sankoff and David Hein

2017 DRAMA DESK NOMINATIONS

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Jenn Colella
Outstanding Book of a Musical - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Outstanding Director of a Musical - Christopher Ashley
Oustanding Music - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Oustanding Lyrics - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Outstanding Choreography - Kelly Devine
Outstanding Orchestrations - August Eriksmoen
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical - Toni-Leslie James

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What we thought

Beautiful moving ORIGINAL

Everything about this show is accessible... it is simply honest and real, and truly beautiful!

Director Christopher Ashley has done an excellent job with the sensational musical Come From Away! One might think it is impossible to create a feel-good show based on these events and yet Sankoff and Hein have reminded us that the world is fill

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Tammy Mudd: “First broadway show ever!!! BEST BROADWAY SHOW EVER!!!”

WOW, WOW,WOW!! This show almost left me speechless. From the start to... more

KLM Kleine: “We came from away”

And had one of the most wonderful nights of our lives. You will feel so... more

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