Come From Away

Come From Away Tickets

Tickets are available now for the smash hit musical Come From Away at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway.

Officially opening in New York City on March 12, 2017, following previews from February 18, Come From Away quickly became the runaway hit of the season and a top contender in the awards sweepstakes. After winning the category of “Outstanding Musical” at both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, the musical earned a total of seven Tony nominations with Christopher Ashley ultimately taking home the prize for “Best Direction of a Musical”.

Ashley’s directorial choices remind us of the beauty and power of theatricality. Mixing together modest set pieces with great creative ideas and the audience’s capacity for imagination, Ashley 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.

Although the subject matter of the musical deals directly with the tragic events of 9/11 and its aftermath, and although there are inevitably heart-breaking moments in the show, the tone of Come From Away is actually much more celebratory than one might initially expect. Tony-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.

Original cast member Jenn Colella may have been singled out with a Tony nomination for her effortlessly appealing portrayals of Annette and, especially, 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. And more importantly, we identify with the type of ordinary citizen, we see represented before us, no matter where in the world we come from. So, if you come from away, you’re likely to be equally as moved by this modern saga as those directly affected in New York City.

(Photos by Matthew Murphy)

Running time: 
1hr 40mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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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.

Jenn Colella
Jenn Colella
as Beverly, Annette & Others

until 3 Nov 2019

By:
Book, Music & Lyrics by Irene Sankoff & David Hein
Producer:
Junkyard Dog Productions
Director:
Christopher Ashley
Lighting:
Howell Binkley
Sound:
Gareth Owen
Design:
Beowulf Boritt
Choreography:
Kelly Devine
Costume:
Toni-Leslie James
Cast list:
Petrina Bromley (as Bonnie & Others), Geno Carr (as Oz & Others), 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), Lee MacDougall (as Nick, Doug & Others until Nov 11), Jim Walton (as Nick, Doug & Others from Nov 13), Caesar Samayoa (as Kevin J., Ali & Others), Q. Smith (as Hannah & Others), Astrid Van Wieren (as Beulah & Others), and Sharon Wheatley (as Diane & Others)
Other info:
Music Supervision by Ian Eisendrath
Come From Away Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
February 18, 2017
Opening date: 
March 12, 2017
Booking to: 
November 3, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday2pm8pm
Thursday-7pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday3pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

Address:
236 West 45th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Latest Come From Away News & Features

Jim Walton
Jim Walton debuts in Come From Away on Broadway
November 13, 2018

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 Boulevard, She Loves Me, On the Twentieth Century, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Bye Bye Birdie, Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, Sweeney Todd, Stardust, Merrily We Roll Along, Perfectly Frank, and 42nd Street.

Jim Walton
Jim Walton is set to join Come From Away on Broadway
September 27, 2018

Welcome to the Rock! Stage veteran Jim Walton is set to join the Broadway company of smash hit musical Come From Away at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre from November 13, 2018. He will assume the roles of Nick, Doug & others, replacing original cast member Lee MacDougall, who will play his final performance in the musical on November 11. Interestingly, Mr. Walton's niece, Emily Walton is currently in rehearsal and will play Janice & others in the show's National Tour which begins October 9 in Seattle.

Our 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