Come From Away

Come From Away Tickets

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Tickets are on sale 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)
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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:
Petrina Bromley (as Bonnie & Others), De'Lon Grant (as Bob & Others), Rachel Tucker (as Beverly, 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)
Other info:
Music Supervision by Ian Eisendrath
Come From Away Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
February 18, 2017
Opening date: 
March 12, 2017

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

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

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