Come From Away 2017

Run Time:
One hour and 40 minutes, with no intermission
Ages: 10+
Opened: March 12, 2017
Closing: October 02, 2022

Come From Away - 2017 - Broadway History , Info & More

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.


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‘Come From Away’ comes in for an exuberant Broadway landing
8 / 10

The lump that forms in your throat in the opening minutes of 'Come From Away' - and remains lodged there for 100 buoyant minutes more - is the physiological confirmation that this effervescent musical, enveloped in Canadian good will, is an antidote for what ails the American soul...The alternating stories of the townspeople and the strangers in their midst - all played by a dozen superbly cast actors - are communicated vivaciously by book and songwriters Irene Sankoff and David Hein, in a bracingly kinetic production directed by Christopher Ashley, doing some of the most impressive work of his career. With the arrival of 'Come From Away' to Broadway's 2016-17 season, joining such accomplished new shows as 'Dear Evan Hansen' and 'Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812,'the Tony race for best musical of the year just got interesting.

Review: ‘Come From Away’ Unearths Joy From The Ashes Of 9/11
8 / 10

Hein and Sarnoff are not Sondheim. The folksy songs in Come From Away are nearly all expository rather than revelatory (a key exception being the coming-of-age number 'Me And The Sky,' sung with perfect fervor by Jenn Colella as Beverley Bass, the first female captain of a commercial airline). The show, staged with kinetic enthusiasm by Christopher Ashley with Kelly Devine, positively reeks of integrity - positive being the operative word. In the company of 16, nearly all play multiple roles. The standouts, in addition to Colella, are Kendra Kassebaum as a novice reporter, Chad Kimball and Caesar Samayoa as boyfriends named Kevin, Rodney Hicks as a skeptic finally undone by generosity, and Astrid Van Wieren as a voice of reason. Come From Away eludes the jaded critic's arsenal of dismissive thrusts. It's necessary balm for this mean time.

COME FROM AWAY Plays Final Broadway Performance Today
by Nicole Rosky - October 2, 2022


After 1,670 performances and 25 previews on Broadway, the Tony & Olivier Award-winning smash hit musical COME FROM AWAY will play its final Broadway performance this fall. Find out when the show is closing, how to get tickets & more.

COME FROM AWAY And New Yorkers for Parks Partner to Support The 21st Annual Daffodil Project
by A.A. Cristi - September 21, 2022


New Yorkers for Parks and the Tony & Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away joined forces to honor the lives lost to 9/11 by partnering in support of the 21st Annual Daffodil Project, New York's largest annual volunteer program, which brings together volunteers across New York City to plant daffodils as a living memorial to honor New Yorkers lost to 9/11.

Review: COME FROM AWAY Comes To Broadway On Tour at the SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center
by Courtney Symes - September 21, 2022


Once in a while, an event occurs that is so viscerally powerful that you will always remember exactly what you were doing when it happened.  Most people over 70 will remember what they were doing when John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  People my age remember the Challenger disaster vividly (I was in my 6th-grade classroom watching the launch on t.v.).  Arguably even more tragic are the events that transpired on September 11, 2001.  From the dust of the wreckage, though, came hope and a unified country.  Come From Away is a story of that hope and unification.  It makes its Sacramento premiere this week in a special engagement that had been postponed since 2020. 

Photos: Go Inside The COME FROM AWAY Gander Concerts
by Team BWW - September 21, 2022


Go inside Come From Away: The Concert Steele Community Centre in Gander and September 19-21 at the Mary Brown's Centre in St. John's, which brought home the musical about the small Canadian town that temporarily doubled in population in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and tells the real-life stories of the people from there, and those who came from away. 

Jenn Colella, Petrina Bromley, and Josh Breckenridge Will Return to COME FROM AWAY For Final Two Weeks On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - September 15, 2022


COME FROM AWAY will welcome original Broadway cast members Josh Breckenridge, Petrina Bromley and Jenn Colella  back to “The Rock” for the show's final two weeks on Broadway!

Review: COME FROM AWAY Lands in Vancouver This Month!
by Alyson Eng - August 20, 2022


COME FROM AWAY is a musical that reflects what it truly means to be Canadian. It has heart, humor, and a unique story telling the events a week after 9/11 when 38 planes were rerouted to a small town in Newfoundland called Gander following the attacks.

VIDEO: Take a Gander Downtown with COME FROM AWAY
by Nicole Rosky - August 4, 2022


Come From Away is in its final summer on Broadway, which means you have just two more months to catch it at its home at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. When you do, take a gander downtown to check out the show's downtown partners, including One World Observatory, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, and the World Trade Center.

Shop COME FROM AWAY Merch, Shirts, Souvenirs & More In The BroadwayWorld Theatre Shop
by Team BWW - August 8, 2022


Shop official merchandise from Come From Away on Broadway in the BroadwayWorld Theatre Shop featuring the Me and the Sky Women's T-shirt, a Screeched shot glass, an 'I Kissed the Cod' face mask, the Islander hat and much more!

VIDEO: COME FROM AWAY Performs 'Welcome to the Rock' on the TODAY SHOW
by Michael Major - July 21, 2022


Watch the cast of Come From Away perform 'Wecome to the Rock' on TODAY this morning, as part of the show's Citi Music Series. The performance featured Jenn Collela, Astrid Van Wieren, Emily Walton, Sharone Sayegh, Gene Weygandt, Sharon Wheatley, Paul Whitty, Josh Breckenridge, John Jellison, Tony LePage, and more.

COME FROM AWAY to Perform on the TODAY SHOW on Thursday
by Michael Major - July 18, 2022


COME FROM AWAY currently features Jenn Colella, Petrina Bromley, De'Lon Grant, Becky Gulsvig, Caesar Samayoa, James Seol, Q. Smith, Sharone Sayegh, Astrid Van Wieren, Emily Walton, Jim Walton, Gene Weygandt, Sharon Wheatley, Paul Whitty, Josh Breckenridge, John Jellison, Tony LePage, Monette McKay, Happy McPartlin and Julie Reiber.

COME FROM AWAY Will Close in the West End on 7 January
by Stephi Wild - July 1, 2022


The multi award-winning London production of global hit musical Come From Away will extend in the West End from September until the end of the year before holding its final performance at the Phoenix Theatre on Saturday 7 January 2023.

COME FROM AWAY Canceled Tonight Due to Covid-19
by A.A. Cristi - June 21, 2022


Come From Away on Broadway has been canceled tonight due to the detection of Covid-19 cases within the company.

Photos: COME FROM AWAY Company Celebrates Becoming Longest Running Show in Schoenfeld Theatre History
by Bruce Glikas - June 16, 2022


COME FROM AWAY has become the longest-running show in the 105-year history of Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. To mark the milestone, West 45th Street was renamed “Come From A-Way” for a day. Check out photos here!

COME FROM AWAY Becomes Longest Running Show in Schoenfeld Theatre History Tonight
by Stephi Wild - June 15, 2022


Come From Away officially becomes the longest running show in the 105-year history of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre today with its 1,544th Broadway performance, surpassing the original production of JEKYLL & HYDE.

Listen: Becky Gulsvig Talks COME FROM AWAY & More on The Art of Kindness Podcast
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 13, 2022


Robert Peterpaul, in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, welcomed Broadway star Becky Guslvig on this week's episode of The Art of Kindness with Robert Peterpaul. Becky discusses working on the kindest musical on Broadway: Come From Away and much more. Listen here!

COME FROM AWAY Will Play Final Broadway Performance This Fall
by Alan Henry - June 8, 2022


After 1,670 performances and 25 previews on Broadway, the Tony & Olivier Award-winning smash hit musical COME FROM AWAY will play its final Broadway performance this fall. Find out when the show is closing, how to get tickets & more.

Tony-Nominee Jenn Colella To Return To COME FROM AWAY This Summer
by A.A. Cristi - June 2, 2022


The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical COME FROM AWAY will welcome original Broadway cast  member Jenn Colella back to “The Rock” as ‘Beverley/Annette & others,’ this summer - a performance that earned her a 2017 Tony  Award nomination and Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Craig Noel, Helen Hayes and Dora Awards, for a strictly limited engagement.

Becky Gulsvig Will Temporarily Replace Rachel Tucker as Captain Beverley Bass in COME FROM AWAY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 27, 2022


Rachel Tucker, who is currently starring as Captain Beverley Bass in Come From Away on Broadway, will leave the production for two months to star in Season 2 of the TV show Hope Street. 

VIDEO: Watch Willemijn Verkaik Sings 'Me And The Sky' From COME FROM AWAY in Amsterdam
by Alan Henry - March 24, 2022


Following a hit season in Hroon, Netherlands, Come from Away continues to spread its message across the world as it begins performances in Amsterdam now through April 10th. In all new footage, watch Willemijn Verkaik as Beverley Bass (and others) perform 'Me And The Sky.'

VIDEO: COME FROM AWAY Says Farewell to Joel Hatch
by Marissa Tomeo - March 20, 2022


This afternoon, Broadway veteran Joel Hatch has played his final show with the company of the hit musical, Come From Away. A member of the original cast, Joel Hatch has been with the show since it opened on Broadway just over five years ago on March 12th, 2017. He portrayed 'Claude & others' other characters throughout the production. Gene Weygandt will begin performances in the roles on Tuesday, March 22. Gene joins the company directly from the Australia cast of Come From Away.

Gene Weygandt Will Join Cast of COME FROM AWAY on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - March 15, 2022


The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away, which just celebrated its 5th year on Broadway, has just announced that original cast member Joel Hatch will depart the production on Sunday, March 20 and Gene Weygandt will begin performances as ‘Claude & others’ on Tuesday, March 22. Gene joins the company from the Australia cast of COME FROM AWAY.

Photos: COME FROM AWAY Celebrates 5th Anniversary
by Bruce Glikas - March 13, 2022


The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away, just celebrated a fabulous milestone this week as it marks its 5th year on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Check out photos from the special day below!

BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY Realizes an Unimaginable Event and a Hopeful Destination
by Emily Short - March 11, 2022


COME FROM AWAY, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, welcomes you to Gander, Newfoundland where you will learn about the hopes of human connection amidst a horrific tragedy. DSM partnered with George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum to present artifacts relating to the events of September 11, 2001. Visit Music Hall at Fair Park March 8-20.

COME FROM AWAY Celebrates 5 Years on Broadway; Tickets Now On Sale Through January 2023
by A.A. Cristi - March 11, 2022


The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical COME FROM AWAY, celebrates a fabulous milestone this week as it marks its 5th year on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. To celebrate, the show has released a new block of tickets which are now on sale through Sunday, January 1, 2023!

Come From Away FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the songs in Come From Away and what's the order?
Welcome to the Rock
38 Planes
Blankets and Bedding
28 Hours Wherever We Are
Darkness and Trees
On The Bus
Darkness and Trees (Reprise)
Lead Us Out of the Night
Phoning Home
Costume Party
I Am Here
Prayer
On The Edge
In The BarHeave Away
Screech In
Me and the Sky
Stop the World
Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere
Something's Missing
Finale

Other Productions of Come From Away

2016   Washington, DC (Regional) Ford's Theater Production
Washington, DC (Regional)
2017   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
2018   Toronto Toronto Production
Toronto
2018   US Tour First National Tour
US Tour
2021   West End Original West End Production
West End
2023   US Tour North American Tour
US Tour

Come From Away - 2017 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2017 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Book of a Musical Irene Sankoff
2017 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Choreography Kelly Devine
2017 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical Toni-Leslie James
2017 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Director of a Musical Christopher Ashley
2017 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Jenn Colella
2017 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Lyrics Irene Sankoff
2017 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Music Irene Sankoff
2017 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Musical Come From Away
2017 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Orchestrations August Eriksmoen
2017 Drama League Awards Outstanding Production of a Broadway of Off-Broadway Musical Come From Away
2017 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) Irene Sankoff
2017 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Choreographer Kelly Devine
2017 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Director of a Musical Christopher Ashley
2017 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Jenn Colella
2017 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding New Broadway Musical Come From Away
2017 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) Irene Sankoff
2017 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Sound Design (Play or Musical) Gareth Owen
2017 Tony Awards Best Book of a Musical Irene Sankoff
2017 Tony Awards Best Choreography Kelly Devine
2017 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Musical Christopher Ashley
2017 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design of a Musical Howell Binkley
2017 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design of a Musical Howell Binkley
2017 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Irene Sankoff
2017 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Jenn Colella

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