Come From Away

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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).

Come From Away film was released on Apple TV+ on September 10, 2021. 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)

Running time: 
1hr 40mins (no intermission)
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About Come From Away:

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.

Book, Music & Lyrics by Irene Sankoff & David Hein
Junkyard Dog Productions
Christopher Ashley
Howell Binkley
Gareth Owen
Beowulf Boritt
Kelly Devine
Toni-Leslie James
Cast list:
Becky Gulsvig, Petrina Bromley, De’Lon Grant, Gene Weygandt, Caesar Samayoa, James Seol, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren, Emily Walton, Jim Walton, Sharon Wheatley, Paul Whitty, Josh Breckenridge, John Jellison, Tony LePage, Monette McKay, Happy McPartlin and Julie Reiber.
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Music Supervision by Ian Eisendrath
Come From Away Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
February 18, 2017
Opening date: 
March 12, 2017
Available from: 
September 21, 2021
Booking to: 
June 26, 2022

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Latest Come From Away News & Features

Joel Hatch and Gene Weygandt
Gene Weygandt joins 'Come From Away' Broadway cast
March 16, 2022

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.

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Everything you need to know about 'Come From Away' on Broadway
January 20, 2022

Welcome to the Rock! The Rock — that is, the island of Newfoundland in Canada — 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 connection, and the show is known for offering one of the most heartwarming evenings available at a Broadway theatre.

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‘Come From Away’ cast on reconnecting with their real-life counterparts for the Apple TV+ film
September 10, 2021

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.

Photo credit: Rachel Tucker in Come From Away (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
‘Come From Away’ announces Broadway reopening cast
August 12, 2021

‘Come From Away’ reopens at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre next month.

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‘Come From Away’ film to be released on Apple TV+ on September 10
August 5, 2021

Come From Away was filmed at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

Photo credit: Come From Away cast (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
‘Come From Away’ to reopen at Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in September
May 10, 2021

Welcome (back) to the rock! Come From Away will reopen from Sept. 21, 2021. 

Photo credit: Cast of Come From Away (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
‘Come From Away’ filmed version of Broadway musical to be released
February 3, 2021

A live-filmed version of the Broadway production of Come From Away has been confirmed, filmed on Broadway to be released in September 2021.

Interview with Come From Away stars Jim & Emily Walton
March 27, 2020

They say every cloud has a silver lining and in times of a crisis, this shines through in the form of human kindness and a spirit of community. Although we are technically in self-isolation for the time being, the efforts communities around the globe have made to support each other, both financially and emotionally, have been truly moving. There is arguably no better show that personifies this sentiment than the smash hit musical Come From Away, which officially opened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway in March 2017.

Jenn Colella & Rachel Tucker
5 Questions from Over the Pond: Jenn Colella & Rachel Tucker
April 24, 2019

The Broadway production of Come From Away's reputation has evolved from once being celebrated as "the little show that could" to now being regarded as an international success story.

Our Come From Away Review

Come From Away is a show that is greater than the sum of its parts. The script is iffy. The music is not exceptional. The sound is so loud that the lyrics are often unintelligible. The talent, it should be noted is not iffy one little bit. Not only are they skilled actors with voices that rock, THEY LOOK LIKE US. These are not stereotypes. There is not a beauty queen, swarthy leading man, or... Read more