Why See Come From Away?
Flying out on tour
Following well-received engagements on Broadway and its premiere city Toronto, this new hit musical based on true events will launch its first-ever national tour in Seattle in October 2018! Nominated for eight Tony Awards and nine Drama Desk gongs, this is a musical that celebrates human endurance, compassion and bravery under dreadful circumstances. Written by Canadian husband and wife team Irene Snakoff and David Hein, this surprise hit is the toast of Broadway.
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 Colin, 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".
Opening night: 28 November 2018
Recommended for ages 10+. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
100 minutes, no intermission
Cast and Creative
Book, Music & Lyrics by Irene Sankoff & David Hein
Directed by Christopher Ashley
Music Direction by Ian Eisendrath
Choreography by Kelly Devine
Scenic Design by Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design by Toni-Leslie
Lighting Design by James Howell Binkley
Sound Design by Gareth Owen
About Los Angeles Theater: We are an independent show guide not a venue or show. We sell primary, discount and resale tickets and prices may be above or below face value.
Next available performances
Fri, Nov 30
Mon, Dec 3
Tue, Dec 4
Wed, Dec 5
What we thought
beautiful MOVING Original
Everything about this show is accessible, nothing feels forced or contrived, it is simply honest and real, and truly beautiful!
Our Broadway reviewer saw Come From Away on Broadway and had this to say about this ground-breaking production!Read full review
What you thought
2 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)
It was a superb play it catured the story line in a comical and accurate... more
This play is absolutely excellent. Creative staging, beautiful musical... more
Spread the word
Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about Come From Away at Ahmanson Theater.
Keep up to date
I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.
You might also like
Until Jul 29, 2018
A middle-class family seems to be spiraling toward perilous entropy in "The Humans," the blisteringly funny, bruisingly sad and altogether wonderful play by Stephen Karam
"The most exciting illusionist we have ever seen."
Please note: The term Ahmanson Theater and/or Come From Away as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Ahmanson Theater and/or Come From Away and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Ahmanson Theater and/or Come From Away and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.