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Come From Away welcomes De'Lon Grant to the cast


De'Lon Grant

Come From Away
De'Lon Grant

Broadway's hit musical Come From Away, directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley, welcomes De'Lon Grant to the cast tonight. He is assuming the roles of Bob & Others from original cast member Rodney Hicks, who has sadly departed the production due to medical reasons.

This marks the Broadway debut for Mr. Grant, who previously appeared in the National Tour of 'Jersey Boys.'

The Broadway cast currently includes (in alphabetical order) Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Tony nominee Jenn Colella, De'Lon Grant, Joel Hatch, Kendra Kassebaum, Tony nominee Chad Kimball, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren and Sharon Wheatley.

Come From Away began previews at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on February 18, 2017, and officially opened to excellent reviews on March 12. The show is currently booking through to June 24, 2018.

Come From Away features a book, music & lyrics by Irene Sankoff & David Hein.

Synopsis: "Come From Away is set against the backdrop of that infamous day in September 2001. In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world. When the world stopped, their stories moved us all."

The creative team behind Come From Away features choreography by Tony nominee Kelly Devine, music supervision by Ian Eisendrath, scenic design by Tony winner Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Tony nominee Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Tony winner Howell Binkley, and sound design by Tony nominee Gareth Owen.

Come From Away is produced on Broadway by Junkyard Dog Productions.

The production premiered in June 2015 at La Jolla Playhouse and moved on to the Seattle Repertory Theatre. This was followed by limited engagements at Washington D.C.'s Ford's Theatre (September 2 to October 9, 2016) and at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (November 15, 2016 to January 8, 2017).

- by Tom Millward

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