COME FROM AWAY Melbourne Announces Final Casting
The critically acclaimed musical COME FROM AWAY today announced its final three cast members ahead of the Australian premiere at the newly refurbished Comedy Theatre, Melbourne in July.
Sharriese Hamilton, Doug Hansell and Kolby Kindle join previously announced cast members Nicholas Brown, Nathan Carter, Zoe Gertz, Simon Maiden, Laura Murphy, Richard Piper, Emma Powell, Katrina Retallick and Kellie Rode, together with Glen Hogstrom, Angela Kennedy, Kathleen Moore, Jensen Overend, Ash Roussety and Alana Tranter.
A Chicago musical theatre stalwart, Sharriese Hamilton (Wonderful Town at Goodman Theatre, How To Succeed and Pal Joey at Porchlight Music Theatre, Chicago Fire for NBC, Empire for FOX) will play Hannah (and others). Australian, Doug Hansell will return home after five years working in the UK (Titanic at Charing Cross Theatre, Thirty-Three at Leicester Square Theatre, A Doll's House at Sport of Jove, The Wharf Review at STC) will play Kevin T (and others). Native New Yorker Kolby Kindle (North American tours of The Book Of Mormon, Beauty And The Beast and Waitress, Chess and Jesus Christ Superstar at Lyric Theatre Oklahoma) will play Bob (and others).
COME FROM AWAY tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 air passengers who became stranded in Gander, Newfoundland in Canada in the wake of September 11. The inconceivable generosity and hospitality offered to them by the residents of the tiny town was turned into a joyous and uplifting musical by husband and wife duo David Hein and Irene Sankoff.
A global success story, COME FROM AWAY opened on Broadway to rave reviews in 2017 and has continued its record breaking triumph with a second production in Toronto, a third production touring North America and a West End production that has just been nominated for nine Olivier Awards.