BEST OF
THE YEAR!

"A moving tribute to the indomitable human spirit."

BEST OF
THE YEAR!
When the world stopped, their stories moved us All.
“A HEARTWARMING, COMPELLING and REFRESHING musical packed with goodwill. The score has an infectious vitality. MY HEART LEAPED SEVERAL TIMES. – Peter Marks, The Washington Post
“A BIG-HEARTED NEW MUSICAL! MASTERFUL, SOPHISTICATED & INGENIOUS. – Toronto Star
“A MOVING TRIBUTE TO THE INDOMITABLE HUMAN SPIRIT. – Variety

About the Show

COME FROM AWAY is the breathtaking new musical that played record-breaking engagements in La Jolla, Seattle, Washington D.C., and Toronto. Written by Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein, this is the stunning production from Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley (Memphis) that the Los Angeles Times calls “an affecting and stirring new musical.”

In a heartbeat, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers were stranded in a remote town in Newfoundland. The locals opened their hearts and homes, hosting this international community of strangers–spurring unexpected camaraderie in extraordinary circumstances.

On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.

This show is 100 minutes with no intermission. Recommended for ages 10 and older.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TRUE STORY

Q: WHAT DOES "COME FROM AWAY" MEAN?
A: Native Newfoundlanders refer to those not born on the island as "Come From Aways". The travelers who landed in Newfoundland on diverted planes were said to have "Come From Away".
Melanie Silva
@misssilva203

#ComeFromAway should be mandatory viewing for everyone. Thank you @wecomefromaway for a beautiful reminder of what we can do together!

Kris Greenham
@kristenjillian

Literally watched @wecomefromaway last night and I already want to go again. The best performance I've ever seen.

Daryl Cloran
@DarylCloran

Drop everything and go see #ComeFromAway. It is everything that is great about theatre and humanity. @SankoffandHein @mrubinoff @Mirvish

Natalie G
@natalie_dancer

If you need a reminder of the good in this world listen to the inspiring story told by the beautiful cast of @wecomefromaway my is full

Kelsey Arnold
@alwayskelseey

Nothing has ever made me more proud to be an islander or this homesick than seeing @wecomefromaway tonight. Amazing, absolutely amazing.

Kelly Thorne
@_kellythorne

I am moved. I am overwhelmed. Come From Away is a masterpiece, a beautiful piece of art that the world needs. @wecomefromaway

Q: Where does the show take place?
A: The show takes place in Newfoundland, an island off the east coast of Canada. The planes landed in the town of Gander, however, the musical shares stories from Gander and its neighboring towns of Glenwood, Lewisporte, Appleton, Gambo, and Norris Arm.

Cast

Petrina
Bromley
Geno
Carr
Jenn
Colella
Joel
Hatch
Rodney
Hicks
Kendra
Kassebaum
Chad
Kimball
Lee
MacDougall
Caesar
Samayoa
Q.
Smith
Astrid
Van Wieren
Sharon
Wheatley
Josh
Breckenridge
Susan
Dunstan
Tamika
Lawrence
Tony
LePage

Band

Ian
Eisendrath
Alec
Berlin
Carl
Carter
Romano
Di Nillo
Larry
Lelli
Nate
Lueck
Ben
Power
Chris
Ranney
Caitlin
Warbelow

Creatives

Irene Sankoff & David Hein
Book, Music, Lyrics
Christopher Ashley
Director
Kelly Devine
Musical Staging
Ian Eisendrath
Music Supervisor, Musical Arrangements
Beowulf Boritt
Scenic Designer
Toni-Leslie James
Costume Designer
Howell Binkley
Lighting Designer
Gareth Owen
Sound Design
August Eriksmoen
Orchestrations
Joel Goldes
Dialect Coach
Telsey + Company/
Rachel Hoffman, CSA
Casting
“★★★★ A powerful celebration of humanity. GO SEE THIS GEM OF A MUSICAL! – Globe & Mail, Toronto
“ROUSING AND INSPIRING! This honest depiction of compassion that genuinely transcends national borders and cultural differences is most welcome. – Seattle Times
Q: IS THIS STORY BASED ON TRUE EVENTS?
A: To create the musical, Canadian writers Irene Sankoff and David Hein went right to the source, traveling to Newfoundland for the 10th Anniversary commemoration of that fateful week. They collected hundreds of hours of interviews that have now been distilled into the 100-minute show.

Share Your Story

#ComeFromAway

Because we come from everywhere, we all #ComeFromAway. Declare where you come from and we
After sharing our story all around North America, we are so excited to bring #ComeFromAway to New York City. Broadway previews begin TONIGHT!
Spread the love with the #ComeFromAway Snapchat filter, only available at the Gerard Schoenfeld Theatre! 📸
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One small town. One incredible true story. Get your tickets to #ComeFromAway, link in bio.
Previews for #ComeFromAway begin THIS Saturday, February 18th! Do you have your tickets yet? 💙🌎💛


Come From Away was Originally Co-Produced in 2015 by La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theater & Presented in 2016 by Ford’s Theatre.

Come From Away (NAMT Festival 2013) was originally developed at the Canadian Music Theatre Project, Michael Rubinoff Producer, Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada and was further developed at Goodspeed Musical’s Festival of New Artists, in East Haddam, CT. The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, Steve and Paula Reynolds and the 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle, WA also provided development support.