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BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY on Apple TV+ is a Celebration of Humanity and Broadway Photo BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY on Apple TV+ is a Celebration of Humanity and Broadway
by David Clarke - Sep 8, 2021

On September 10, 2021, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, Apple TV+ is debuting a stunning stage capture of Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY. Filmed live at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theater in May 2021, the film is both a celebration of humanity’s penchant for kindness in the face of adversity and Broadway’s attempt to make a post-pandemic related lockdown return to vibrancy.

BWW REVIEW: COME FROM AWAY Finally Sets Down In Sydney To Share The Celebration Of Th Photo BWW REVIEW: COME FROM AWAY Finally Sets Down In Sydney To Share The Celebration Of The Best Of The Human Spirit To Come Out Of One Of The 21st Century's Darkest Times
by Jade Kops - Jun 12, 2021

COME FROM AWAY, the warm welcoming hug of hope and the best of humanity has finally arrived in Sydney to the delight of audiences that have been waiting for this incredible piece of theatre based in truth to arrive after a pandemic induced delay. 

VIDEO: Newfoundlanders Tell Stories, and Discuss Their Favorite Canadian Things on CH Photo VIDEO: Newfoundlanders Tell Stories, and Discuss Their Favorite Canadian Things on CHECK IN FROM AWAY
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2020

A new episode has been released of Mirvish's series, Check in From Away!

Book Review: COME FROM AWAY: WELCOME TO THE ROCK, Irene Sankoff, David Hein and Laure Photo Book Review: COME FROM AWAY: WELCOME TO THE ROCK, Irene Sankoff, David Hein and Laurence Maslon
by Marianka Swain - Sep 26, 2019

This new illustrated companion volume to Irene Sankoff and David Hein's Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away, which tells the remarkable true story of a small Newfoundland town that welcomed stranded air passengers on 9/11, is just as beautifully and thoughtfully crafted as the show itself.

Former Gander Mayor to Lead Q&A at COME FROM AWAY July 24 Photo Former Gander Mayor to Lead Q&A at COME FROM AWAY July 24
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 16, 2019

The character Claude Elliott is at the heart of the story of the musical COME FROM AWAY. The real Claude Elliott will drop by the Elgin Theatre in Toronto to lead a post-show Q&A with the audience at the Wednesday July 24th evening show.

BWW Review: Heartfelt COME FROM AWAY Exudes the Best of Humanity at OC's Segerstrom C Photo BWW Review: Heartfelt COME FROM AWAY Exudes the Best of Humanity at OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - Feb 12, 2019

Currently a welcome, much-lauded presence in each city it visits, the top-notch first national tour of the multi-award-winning 2017 Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY---currently enchanting audiences at OC's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through February 17---is just the kind of timely show our splintered nation needs to experience right now: a heartwarming, winningly-presented collection of true stories that showcase the unvarnished beauty of human kindness and, ultimately, the absolute best examples of selflessness and generosity that seem rare these days. COME FROM AWAY is also a genuinely entertaining, enthusiastically rousing, and beautifully-staged theater piece that overflows with amiable grace, appealing music, and swiftly-paced criss-crossing stories that capture your attention right from the get-go.

Go Behind the Scenes of COME FROM AWAY with 'Broadway Backstory' Podcast Photo Go Behind the Scenes of COME FROM AWAY with 'Broadway Backstory' Podcast
by Theater People Podcast - Dec 5, 2017

On Tuesday, December 5th, Broadway Backstory podcast released their episode about the making of COME FROM AWAY. COME FROM AWAY is the hit 2017 musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hine that tells the true story of what happened when 7,000 stranger were stranded in Gander, New Foundland in the wake of the September 11, 2011 attacks. Broadway Backstory, a documentary-style podcast that finds out how a show develops from an idea to a full production, charts the show's journey from a college workshop to it's out of town tryouts, to a concert event in Gander, and ultimately to Broadway.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Host COME FROM AWAY Forum in Honor of 9/11; Photo Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Host COME FROM AWAY Forum in Honor of 9/11; Watch the Livestream at 6:30 EST!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Canadian Prime minister Justin Trudeau is hosting a Come From Away forum today in St. John's, Newfoundland, with Gander Mayor Claude Elliott, Tony-nominated creators David Hein and Irene Sankoff and Broadway company member playing Bonnie, Petrina Bromley, in honor of 9/11.

Photo Coverage: From La Jolla to DC, Seattle to Toronto- COME FROM AWAY Celebrates 300th Performance!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 17, 2017

Come from Away, nominated for seven Tony Awards, has now played 96 performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, but the show's road to Broadway was a long one. Just yesterday the cast celebrated a special milestone- made up from engagements in La Jolla (40), Seattle (47), DC (50), Gander (2), Toronto (65) and Broadway, and the combined performances bring the count to 300!

Spectrum News NY1's ON STAGE to Spotlight COME FROM AWAY This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Spectrum News NY1's On Stage will give viewers an in-depth look at the newest hit to take the Broadway stage in a special show dedicated entirely to the musical, 'Come From Away', to air on Saturday, March 25 at 9:30 a.m.

BWW Morning Brief March 13th, 2017 - BROADWAY BACKWARDS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 13, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Broadway's best gather tonight for the 12th Annual BROADWAY BACKWARDS!

BWW Exclusive: COME FROM AWAY Joins Band of Historical Musicals
by Daniella Parcell - Mar 12, 2017

Opening tonight on Broadway, Come From Away spotlights the town of Gander, Newfoundland, which became the temporary home of over 6,000 passengers whose planes were rerouted during the 9/11 attacks. In its dramatization of real-life figures such as Beverley Bass, a stranded pilot portrayed by Jenn Colella, and Claude Elliott, the Gander mayor brought to life by Joel Hatch, the musical provides a historical recount of the week following 9/11, heavily inspired by true stories of the compassion and camaraderie that came about in Gander.

Roundup: COME FROM AWAY Plays Newfoundland Before Toronto and Broadway Runs
by Ashlee Latimer - Oct 30, 2016

Come From Away, a new musical about what happened when 38 planes landed in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, following the September 11 attacks, is set to begin a Broadway run this coming spring, following a Toronto run beginning in November. Ahead of both of these productions, however, the musical made a stop to play two performances in the town where it all began. Below, check out the reactions to the emotional two-show run:

Broadway's COME FROM AWAY Presents Benefit Concert Performances in Gander, Newfoundland Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The new musical COME FROM AWAY will honor the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador and the "come from aways" whose lives inspired the new musical COME FROM AWAY with two special benefit concert performances at Gander's hockey arena.

Breaking News: COME FROM AWAY Sets Opening Night; Newfoundland Benefit Concerts Set for This Fall!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 17, 2016

The producers of COME FROM AWAY announced today that they will honor the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador and the 'come from aways' whose lives inspired the new musical COME FROM AWAY with two special benefit concert performances at Gander's hockey arena, The Steele Community Centre (155 Airport Boulevard, Gander, NL), on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3pm (NDT) and 8pm (NDT). The benefit concerts, presented in association with the Town of Gander, NL, will star the cast of the Broadway and Toronto productions of COME FROM AWAY. Tickets are now on sale for the two benefit concert performances of COME FROM AWAY in Gander, NL and are $20. For reservations and more information please visit www.gandercanada.tix.com, or contact the Steele Community Centre box office at 709-651-5931 or in person between the hours of 10am (NDT) and 5:30pm (NDT), Monday throughFriday.