Welcome back to the Rock! Three original Come From Away cast members will return to the show for its final weeks of Broadway performances. Having played at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre since 2017, the Tony-winning musical will end its run October 2.On September 20, Jenn Colella will return to her Tony-nominated role of Capt. Beverley Bass and others; she played another return engagement in the role earlier this summer. Two more original cast members will return September 27: Petrina Bromley,...
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Although the subject matter of Come From Away deals directly with the tragic events of 9/11 and its aftermath, the musical tone of Come From Away is more celebratory than you might initially expect. Tony Award-nominated writers Irene Sankoff and David Hein showcase the mighty resilience of the human spirit and how we selflessly and instinctively come together as a community in times of crisis. The score, heavily influenced by Canadian folk music, exemplifies the tone of camaraderie and optimism and perfectly complements the show's running themes.
Come From Away quickly became a runaway hit on 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. It was a top contender in the award seasons, earning seven Tony nominations and winning Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards.
Mixing together modest set pieces with great creative ideas and the audience's capacity for imagination, Come From Away transports us almost seamlessly from the inside of an airplane to the inside of a school gymnasium in the blink of an eye. Coupled with unique choreography by Kelly Devine, Come From Away is a living, breathing, organic piece of theatre about what happens to ordinary people when faced with extraordinary circumstances.
Original cast member Jenn Colella earned a Tony nomination for her portrayals of Annette and flight captain Beverley Bass, but the musical is truly an ensemble piece at its heart. The cast all take on multiple roles to tell this microcosm of a story that affected thousands in Gander, Newfoundland. Through subtle changes of costume, physicality or voice, we fully accept the scale of the events, despite the limited number of the cast itself.
The previous Come From Away cast included Petrina Bromley (as Bonnie & Others), De'Lon Grant (as Bob & Others), Rachel Tucker (as Beverley, Annette & Others), Joel Hatch (as Claude & Others), Chad Kimball (as Kevin T., Garth & Others), Kenita R. Miller (as Hannah & Others), Caesar Samayoa (as Kevin J., Ali & Others), Emily Walton (as Janice & Others), Jim Walton (as Nick, Doug & Others), Sharon Wheatley (as Diane & Others), Paul Whitty (as Oz & Others), and Astrid Van Wieren (as Beulah & Others).
A Come From Away film will be released on Apple TV+ on September 10. Find out more about the Come From Away film here.
All audience members are guaranteed to be moved by Come From Away, a modern saga of our times.
(Photos by Matthew Murphy)
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. On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.
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1h 10m (no intermission)
February 18th, 2017
October 2nd, 2022
September 21st, 2021
October 2nd, 2022
February 18th, 2017
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Cast and creative
By: Book, Music & Lyrics by Irene Sankoff & David Hein
Director: Christopher Ashley
Producer: Junkyard Dog Productions
Cast list: Jenn Colella, Petrina Bromley, De’Lon Grant, Gene Weygandt, Josh Breckenridge, James Seol, Q. Smith, Pearl Sun, Astrid Van Wieren, Emily Walton, Jim Walton, Sharon Wheatley, Paul Whitty, John Jellison, Tony LePage, Monette McKay, Happy McPartlin and Julie Reiber.
Design: Beowulf Boritt
Lighting: Howell Binkley
Costume: Toni-Leslie James
Choreography: Kelly Devine
Sound: Gareth Owen
Other info: Music Supervision by Ian Eisendrath
Latest Come From Away on Broadway News & Features
It's been nearly 20 years since the residents of Gander, Newfoundland welcomed thousands of foreign plane passengers to their small town and provided for them in the wake of September 11, 2001. It's been 10 years since writers (and real-life couple) David Hein and Irene Sankoff traveled to Gander to interview the town's locals about that experience, gathering the source material for what would become Come From Away. It's been nearly five years since the musical opened on Broadway, making it the...
Although it takes place more than a decade ago, Come From Away could not be more relevant to the struggles and stories circulating in our world today. The musical captured the zeitgeist in New York, when it premiered on Broadway in 2017, and its story about love, acceptance, and accommodating outsiders could not be more needed today.With a score and book by David Hein and Irene Sankoff, the story follows what happened in Gander, Newfoundland on September 11, 2001, when 38 planes were rerouted to...
The ones who have come from away to see Irene Sankoff and David Hein's musical on Broadway can now experience it from away, too. On September 10, a filmed performance of Come From Away will start streaming worldwide on Apple TV+. The original Broadway cast members reunited to film the story about the residents of Gander, Newfoundland who welcomed thousands of people displaced by 9/11.The film does not lose any of the show's heart, and audiences can get a closer "gander" than ever before at the...
Come From Away is making history! With its 1,544th performance at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway tonight, Irene Sankoff and David Hein's musical will become the longest-running show to ever play at the theatre.The milestone is being celebrated by temporarily renaming West 45th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues Come From A-Way for the day. In addition, tonight's performance will feature performances by actors from past shows at the Schoenfeld, including Tony Award winner Andre...
Come From Away is going away. After more than five years on Broadway, Irene Sankoff and David Hein's musical is set to close. Come From Away will play its final performance at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on October 2, having played 1,670 performances and 25 previews.Come From Away tells the true story of how 7,000 plane passengers were diverted to the Gander, Newfoundland airport in the wake of 9/11. The townspeople of Gander — only numbering just over 7,000 themselves — immediately moved to...
There's nothing in between her and the sky! Jenn Colella, an original cast member of Come From Away on Broadway, will return to the production this summer. Fresh off a star turn in the Off-Broadway musical Suffs, Colella will play a limited engagement as Captain Beverley Bass/Annette and others from June 21 to August 7.Colella received a 2017 Tony nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical and a Drama Desk Award win for playing Bass when the show opened that year. Colella left Come From...
Welcome to the rock, Gene Weygandt! Weygandt will join the Broadway cast of Come From Away in the role of Claude and others beginning March 22. He replaces original cast member Joel Hatch, who has played Claude since the pre-Broadway runs of Come From Away beginning in 2015.Weygandt has previously appeared in two other Broadway shows: Big, as Paul, and Wicked, as the Wizard. Come From Away marks his first Broadway outing since 2005.Come From Away tells the true story of how the residents of...
Welcome to the Rock! The Rock â�� that is, the island of Newfoundland in Canada â�� has come to New York with Come From Away. The musical tells a true story that has become something of a legend: how, on 9/11, the residents of the small town Gander welcomed thousands of airplane passengers into their town on a moment's notice, building lasting connections with them in the week that they stayed there. Come From Away has itself become a symbol of generosity and...
After being away from Come From Away for over a year, Sharon Wheatley was about to restart rehearsals. She, alongside most of the original Broadway cast, were preparing to perform in a taping of the musical, which is streaming on Apple TV+ starting September 10. But shortly beforehand, Wheatley became afraid she'd forgotten to do her character's accent."I knew if I got on the phone with Diane for even two minutes that it would come right back," she said, referring to Diane Gray, the real-life...
Get ready to go back to the rock! The full cast to star in Come From Away at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre has been revealed, ahead of reopening on September 21.The full cast includes Rachel Tucker as Beverley and others, who originated the role in London to Olivier-nominated acclaim. The cast also includes De'Lon Grant, Joel Hatch, Caesar Samayoa, James Seol, Q. Smith, Pearl Sun, Astrid Van Wieren, Emily Walton, Jim Walton, Sharon Wheatley, Paul Whitty, Josh Breckenridge, John Jellison, Tony...
Welcome (back) to the rock! After Governor Cuomo's announcement that theatres can reopen at full capacity, Come From Away will resume performances on Broadway. Come From Away will return to the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre from Sept. 21, 2021. Find out more about Come From Away tickets on Broadway here.Inspired by the true stories of Gander residents and those onboard 38 planes diverted to Newfoundland, Come From Away tells of an international community who come together in a time of crisis. Irene...
UPDATE: Come From Away will be released on Apple TV+ on September 10. Find out more about the Come From Away film here.Although Broadway audiences can't see Come From Away, there'll be another way for theatergoers to say "Welcome to the Rock". According to Variety, a live-filmed version of Come From Away is currently in the works, to be released this year. According to film shoot signs outside the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, Come From Away is being filmed on Broadway from 27 Apr - 2 May 2021....
Be "welcomed to the rock" once more, thanks to a Come From Away reunion event, taking place online in December. The Come From Away writers and creatives will come together for a livestreamed event, available to watch on YouTube on 19 December at 7:30pm. Hosted by Simon Greiff, the Come From Away reunion event will allow audiences to discover more about the musical's creation. Audience members can submit questions for all participants, including the musical's writers Irene Sankoff and David...
Rachel Tucker, the Olivier Award-nominated star of the West End premiere of Come From Away, returns to Broadway and reprises her roles of Beverly Bass and Annette in the smash hit Broadway production at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre tonight. As previously reported, Becky Gulsvig played her final performance in the musical on March 1.Check out our Come From Away edition of "5 Questions from Over the Pond" featuring Ms. Tucker and original Broadway company member and Tony Award nominee Jenn...
Rachel Tucker, the Olivier Award-nominated star of the West End premiere of Come From Away, has announced she will return to New York and reprise her roles of Beverly Bass and Annette in the smash hit Broadway production at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre from March 3, 2020. Current star Becky Gulsvig will play her final performance on March 1.Check out our Come From Away edition of 5 Questions from Over the Pond featuring Ms. Tucker and original Broadway company member and Tony Award nominee Jenn...
Current standby Pearl Sun steps in to cover the roles of Janice & others in the smash hit musical Come From Away at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre tonight for a run through March 29, 2020, as cast member Emily Walton takes time out to star in the new Off-Broadway musical Darling Grenadine.Sun's previous Broadway credits include Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and If/Then. She has also appeared off-Broadway in The Seven, An Oak Tree, Walmartopia and Happiness.The Broadway...