Jim Walton debuts in Come From Away on Broadway

Come From Away continues to play to standing room only audiences at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

Jim Walton

Welcome to the Rock! Stage veteran Jim Walton joins the Broadway company of smash hit musical Come From Away at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre tonight, assuming the roles of Nick, Doug & others. Original cast member Lee MacDougall played his final performance in the musical on November 11.

Jim Walton's previous Broadway credits include Sunset BoulevardShe Loves MeOn the Twentieth CenturyThe Mystery of Edwin DroodBye Bye BirdieGuys and DollsThe Music ManSweeney ToddStardustMerrily We Roll AlongPerfectly Frank, and 42nd Street.

The Broadway cast of Come From Away currently includes (in alphabetical order) Petrina Bromley (as Bonnie & Others), Geno Carr (as Oz & Others), Tony Award nominee Jenn Colella (as Beverly, Annette & Others), Alex Finke (as Janice & Others), De'Lon Grant (as Bob & Others), Joel Hatch (as Claude & Others), Chad Kimball (as Kevin T., Garth & Others), Caesar Samayoa (as Kevin J., Ali & Others),Q. Smith (as Hannah & Others), Astrid Van Wieren (as Beulah & Others), Jim Walton (as Nick, Doug & Others), and Sharon Wheatley (as Diane & Others).

Directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley and written by Tony Award nominees Irene Sankoff & David Hein, Come From Away began previews at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on February 18, 2017, and officially opened to excellent reviews on March 12.

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 Award nominee Kelly Devine, music supervision by Ian Eisendrath, scenic design by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Tony Award nominee Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley, and sound design by Tony Award nominee Gareth Owen.

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

Come From Away Tickets are available now for performances through to June 30, 2019.

(Photo courtesy of Polk & Co.)