The Rock Will Hit the Road! COME FROM AWAY Set to Launch National Tour from Seattle in 2018
Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the critically acclaimed new musical Come From Away, which is nominated for 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, won 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical and 4 Helen Hayes Awards including Outstanding Musical Production, and is nominated for 9 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical and the Drama League Award for Best Musical, will launch a North American Tour across the United States and Canada at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018.
Come From Away, which has been playing to standing room only audiences, features a book, music and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award winners Irene Sankoff & David Hein, direction by two-time Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle winner Christopher Ashley (Memphis), musical staging by two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky), and music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story).
A new block of tickets for Broadway's Come From Away will go on sale on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10AM for performances through Sunday, May 20, 2018. Come From Away officially opened on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45thStreet).
A third production of Come From Away has been announced to play Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre beginning performances Tuesday, February 13, 2018.
"From the first time we saw Irene and David's telling of this extraordinary true story, we were passionate to share this tale of hope and humanity with as many people as possible," said producers Junkyard Dog Productions, "With the overwhelming emotional response the show has received from critics and audiences alike, we are thrilled to now be setting out on this journey across North America."
David Armstrong, Executive Producer and Artistic Director of the 5th Avenue Theatre said, "Come From Away held its first professional workshop here at the 5th Avenue Theatre and its joint world premiere production at Seattle Repertory Theatre in partnership with La Jolla Playhouse. We are honored with the opportunity to launch the North American tour for this incredible new musical and proud to have it return to its Seattle roots to kick off our 2018/2019 season."