'Come From Away' sets Broadway record at Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
The musical is now the longest-running show in the venue's history.
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 de Shields, Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli, Tony nominee Christiane Noll, Tony nominee Hunter Foster, and Maulik Pancholy.
The Schoenfeld has been in operation for 105 years. The previous record for longest-running production there was held by the Jekyll & Hyde musical, which played the venue (then called the Plymouth Theatre) from April 1997 to January 2001.
Come From Away has been at the Schoenfeld since February 2017 and will run there through October 2 of this year, having played 1,695 total performances by then. The musical is based on a true story of when the residents of Gander, Newfoundland moved to care for thousands of rerouted plane passengers at a moment's notice following the events of 9/11. The show was nominated for six Tony Awards in 2017, winning one for Best Direction of a Musical for Christopher Ashley.
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