Tickets On Sale Now for COME FROM AWAY in Philadelphia
The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus announces the upcoming national tour of Come From Away, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Come From Away will make its Philadelphia debut October 22 through November 3 at the Academy of Music on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus. Come From Away tickets are on sale now at www.kimmelcenter.org!
New this year, the Kimmel Center will partner with local charities to donation a portion of ticket sales to charity. As such, a portion of Come From Away ticket proceeds will be donated to local area animal shelters through "Pilots To The Rescue", an organization that employs volunteers including airplane pilots, shelters, ground teams, and veterinarians to save potential pets facing euthanasia and give them a second chance through an advanced flight rescue system. $1 per ticket purchased with code RESCUE will be donated, up to a $5,000 donation. More info about "Pilots to the Rescue" is available at PilotstotheRescue.org.
"We are thrilled to host this 9/12 story's premiere in Philadelphia, a story rich with heart that captures the love and resilience of the human spirit in the wake of the unthinkable, all through a lens of hospitality and grace," said Ed Cambron, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. "With an inspirational storyline and Tony Award for Best Musical, we welcome our Philadelphia theater fans to the kickoff of another great Broadway Philadelphia season, as we bring the best of Broadway to Broad Street - this year with brand new Wednesday weekday matinees!"
On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.
The touring production of Come From Away will star Kevin Carolan (Disney's Newsies), Harter Clingman (Peter and The Starcatcher), Nick Duckart (In the Heights), Chamblee Ferguson, Becky Gulsvig (School of Rock the Musical), Julie Johnson (Memphis), Christine Toy Johnson (The Music Man), James Earl Jones II (The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess), Megan McGinnis (Les Misérables), Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific), Danielle K. Thomas (Avenue Q), Emily Walton (August Osage County), Marika Aubrey, Jane Bunting, Michael Brian Dunn, Julie Garnyé, Adam Halpin, and Aaron Michael Ray.
With a book, music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award nominees Irene Sankoff & David Hein, Come From Away is directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away), musical staging by two-time Tony nominee Kelly Devine(Come From Away, Rocky), with music supervision by Grammy nominee Ian Eisendrath (Come From Away), scenic design by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt (Act One), costume design by Tony Award nominee Toni-Leslie James (Jelly's Last Jam), lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Hamilton), sound design by Tony Award nominee Gareth Owen (End of the Rainbow), orchestrations by Tony nominee August Eriksmoen (Bright Star), music arrangements by Grammy nominee Ian Eisendrath, and casting by Telsey + Company.
Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed, and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy