Come From Away - Broadway
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On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.
COME FROM AWAY is the breathtaking musical that reminds you of what good the human spirit is capable of. Written by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and directed by Christopher Ashley, this musical shines a lot on the best of what we are capable in the absolute worst of times.
In a heartbeat, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers were stranded in a remote town in Newfoundland on a devastating day in September 2001. The locals in Gander opened their hearts and homes to thousands of stranded strangers, spurring unexpected camaraderie in extraordinary circumstances.
Running Time: One hour and 40 minutes, with no intermission
Wednesdays: 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Featured Reviews For Come From Away
Theater Review: Come From Away Makes a Musical Out of Canadian Niceness - Vulture
That a story is basically true does not make it more believable onstage...Not helping matters is the ambitious number of stories the show wants to tell. The cast of 12 plays at least 40 roles, both locals and plane people, most of them whizzing past our attention too quickly and indistinguishably (despite Toni-Leslie James's clever quick-change costume elements) to make lasting impressions. Even when they do, the show's pageantlike structure, in which bits of story are connected by setting and theme rather than by action, prevents those impressions from deepening over time the way they must. There's a lot of snow in Gander but no accumulation. To make up for it, the production, tightly directed by Christopher Ashley, with a handsome woodsy set by Beowulf Boritt and fine lighting by Howell Binkley, does its damnedest to knock you into submission. The songs, also by Sankoff and Hein, are pleasant, in a folk-rock-meets-Celtic-revival vein that the show exploits with the mercilessness of a phlebotomist. (Cue the fiddle, bodhran, and uilleann pipes.) There is much spirited if obligatory stomping. (The choreography is by Kelly Devine.)
Come From Away’ Broadway Review: Stranded in Newfoundland, as Well as the Theater - The Wrap
Sankoff and Hein's book tries to drum up suspense in the show's opening scenes by telling us that few of these visitors to Gander knew about the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, because few people back then owned cell phones. Really? As songwriters, this duo relies on a strong percussive element that's so incessant that their songs take on a militaristic flair. And they're also very, very loud. Gareth Owen's sound design is the most abrasive to grace a Broadway stage since the entry of "Waitress" a year ago. Dialogue is shrill and disembodied from the actors, and when the ensemble sings any of the show's foot-stomping anthems, the lyrics are indecipherable. Come from Away is a musical about hope, perseverance and people coming together to help each other in difficult times. The Gander townspeople have much in common with the citizens of Meredith Willson's River City, only they're much more adorable.
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by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020
The original Broadway cast recording of COME FROM AWAY is available now worldwide as a 2-LP set on blue vinyl.
by Stage Tube - April 25, 2020
Broadway's Come From Away hit the stage for CUT FROM AWAY: THE UNTOLD STORIES & SONGS, a one night only concert event at Feinstein's/54 Below earlier this year.
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2020
The original Broadway cast recording of COME FROM AWAY will be released on vinyl worldwide for the first time on Friday, May 15. The album will be available as a 2-LP set on blue vinyl. Previously only available in the US as a limited-edition yellow vinyl, this edition will be available worldwide.
McCallum Theatre Announces Its 2020-2021 Season Featuring COME FROM AWAY, Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone And More
by David Green - April 16, 2020
The McCallum Theatre announced today its new lineup for the 2020-2021 season, with an exciting schedule of world-class artistry that has been the Theatre's hallmark for more than three decades. The new season includes an assortment of McCallum debuts, along with iconic superstars, long-awaited return visits from show business royalty, plus a robust comedy lineup and an impressive array of Broadway's most cherished, long-running shows.
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2020
Broadway's Come From Away, now in its third smash hit year, hit the stage for CUT FROM AWAY: THE UNTOLD STORIES & SONGS, a one night only concert event at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Alexa Criscitiello - April 9, 2020
Today we're headed to Gander for a welcoming word search based on Come From Away!
by Stage Tube - March 27, 2020
The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away is celebrating World Theatre Day today with a release of an all new video featuring all five companies singing the show's opening number, a?oeWelcome to the Rock.a??
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2020
To beat the stuck-at-home blues, COME FROM AWAY star, Sharon Wheatley, has started a blog chronicling her time away from the show and in social isolation.
by Stage Tube - March 19, 2020
In times of darkness, COME FROM AWAY remembers the extraordinary kindness and togetherness of our friends and fans from all over the world.