Why see Come From Away?
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Following well-received engagements on Broadway, London's West End and its premiere city Toronto, this hit musical based on true events comes to you on their North American tour! Nominated for 8 Tony Awards and 9 Drama Desk gongs, this is a musical that celebrates human endurance, compassion, and bravery under dreadful circumstances.
What is Come From Away About?
On September 11th 2001, as the full horror of the terror attacks became apparent, the US closed its airspace, grounding thousands of passenger jets heading in, out and throughout of North America. An astonishing 38 of them were forced to land in Gander, a remote Newfoundland town with a population of just 9,000 people. The arrival of the passengers boosted those numbers to nearly 20,000.
Come From Away focuses on a single set of passengers from one flight and the Gander residents who welcomed them into their homes. Amongst this diverse set of characters is American Airlines' first female pilot, a gay couple both called Kevin, and an Egyptian chef, whose initial apprehensions about the reception he will receive proves unfounded. Weaving together all of their storylines, the show creates an affirming portrait of human connection in the most trying of circumstances.
Did You Know?
The musical gets its title from Newfoundland slang. The people of Gander refer to the passengers as "come from aways".
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Danny Arnold as Oz and Others
Kathleen Cameron as Bonnie and Others
Trey DeLuna as Kevin J. / Ali and Others
Addison Garner as Bereley and Others
Andrew Hendrick as Claude and Others
Hannah Kato as Janice and Others
Kristin Liteznberg as Beulah and Others
Stanton Morales as Nick and Others
Candace Alyssa Rhodes as Hannah and Others
Molly Samson as Diane and Others
Jason Tyler Smith as Bob and Others
Shawn W. Smith as Kevin T. / Garth and Others
Andrew Harvery, Chelsea LeValley, Mrianda Luze, Nathan David Smith, Dekontee Tucrkile and Andre Williams
Harry Collins - Music Director / Keyboard / Accordion / Harmonium
Sarah Pool - Associate Music Director
Logan Mitchell - Whistles / Irish Flute/ Uilleann Pipes
Gioia Gedicks - Fiddle
Azana Hightower - Electic / Acoustic Guitars
McKinley Foster - Acoustic Guitar / Mandolins / Bouzouki
Isaiah Smith - Electic / Acoustic Bass
Brandon Wong - Drums / Percussion
Spencer Inch - Bodhran / Percussion
2017 TONY AWARD WINS
Best Direction of a Musical - Christopher Ashley
2017 Tony Award Nominations
Best Musical Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Jenn Colella Best Book of a Musical - Irene Sankoff and David Hein Best Original Score - Irene Sankoff and David Hein Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Howell Binkley Best Direction of a Musical - Christopher Ashley Best Choreography - Kelly Devine
2017 DRAMA DESK WINS
Outstanding Musical Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Jenn Colella Outstanding Book of a Musical - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
2017 DRAMA DESK NOMINATIONS
Outstanding Musical Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Jenn Colella Outstanding Book of a Musical - Irene Sankoff and David Hein Outstanding Director of a Musical - Christopher Ashley Oustanding Music - Irene Sankoff and David Hein Oustanding Lyrics - Irene Sankoff and David Hein Outstanding Choreography - Kelly Devine Outstanding Orchestrations - August Eriksmoen Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical - Toni-Leslie James
Beautiful, moving, original
Our Broadway reviewer saw Come From Away on Broadway and had this to say about this ground-breaking production!
Seen on Broadway in May 2018
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