Come From Away will bow on Broadway in Spring 2017

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

New 9/11-themed musical Come From Away, with a book, music & lyrics by Irene Sankoff & David Hein and directed by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley, will officially land on Broadway in Spring 2017.

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 production, which premiered last year at La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre, will first play limited engagements at Washington D.C.'s Ford's Theatre (2 September to 9 October 2016) and at a Toronto Mirvish Theatre to be announced (15 November 2016 to 1 January 2017) before heading to Broadway in Spring 2017.

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 will be produced on Broadway by Junkyard Dog Productions.

Although no casting for the Broadway company has been announced, the cast of previous engagements included Jenn Colella (Beverley), Chad Kimball (Colin 1), Joel Hatch (Claude), Rodney Hicks (Bob), Caesar Samayoa (Colin 2), Q Smith (Lana) and Sharon Wheatley (Diane).

Exact dates, venue, and casting information will be announced at a later date.

- by Tom Millward

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