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Come From Away begins previews on Broadway tonight

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The new 9/11-themed musical Come From Away, directed by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley, begin previews at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre tonight. An official opening is set for March 12 and the show is currently booking through to December 30, 2017.

Come From Away features a book, music & lyrics by Irene Sankoff & David Hein.

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 Broadway cast includes (in alphabetical order) Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks, Kendra Kassebaum, Tony nominee Chad Kimball, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren and Sharon Wheatley.

The creative team behind Come From Away features choreography by Tony nominee Kelly Devine, music supervision by Ian Eisendrath, scenic design by Tony winner Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Tony nominee Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Tony winner Howell Binkley, and sound design by Tony nominee Gareth Owen.

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

The production premiered in June 2015 at La Jolla Playhouse and then the Seattle Repertory Theatre. It went on to play limited engagements at Washington D.C.'s Ford's Theatre (September 2 to October 9, 2016) and at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (November 15, 2016 to January 8, 2017).

 

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