Come From Away lost out in the Tony race for most of the seven awards it was nominated for to Dear Evan Hansen, apart from Christopher Ashley who won the award for Best Director of a Musical. Both shows are coincidentally transferring to the West End this year in replica versions of their original Broadway productions, along with Waitress and On Your Feet. But Come From Away is in a category of its own: a genuinely original musical, based on real-life events that took place in the immediate wake...
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Come from Away is a musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein based on the events following the 9/11 attacks on America. Come From Away tickets are available on London Theatre now.
Immediately after the 9/11 attacks, 38 planes were ordered to land in the small Canadian town of Gander, Newfoundland. The Come From Away musical tells the true stories of 7,000 stranded visitors that were housed and fed following the biggest tragedy the US had seen.
Come From Away saw Sankoff and Hein modestly set out to write a musical they wanted high school kids to perform, rather than aspiring for a Broadway musical. The pair travelled to the Newfoundland town on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and learned of the kindness of its townspeople. They felt like these stories had to be told and wrote a positive, upbeat musical to celebrate the residents.
Come From Away opened on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in 2017 following runs in Seattle, Washington DC, and Toronto. It was nominated for seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score of a musical, and it won for Best Direction of a Musical. The New York Times’s Ben Brantley called it a "big bearhug of a musical."
Following a short run in Dublin at the end of 2018, the show transferred to London’s Phoenix Theatre in early 2019, beginning previews on 30 Jan. 2019.
On the back of the success of the musical, Sankoff and Hein are writing a film adaptation of the show, set to be produced by Mark Gordon and directed by Christopher Ashley. A performance of Come From Away was released as a film on Apple TV+ on 10 September, 2021, right before the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
The original London cast of Come From Away featured Rachel Tucker as airline pilot Beverley Bass, among other characters. She was joined by David Shannon, Jenna Boyd, Nathanael Campbell, Clive Carter, Mary Doherty, Robert Hands, Helen Hobson, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Harry Morrison, Emma Salvo, and Cat Simmons. Come From Away won four Olivier Awards in 2019, including Best New Musical
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Cast and creative
By: Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Songs by: Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Director: Christopher Ashley
Design: Beowulf Boritt
Lighting: Howell Binkley
Costume: Toni-Leslie James
Sound: Gareth Owen
Cast list: Jenna Boyd, James Doherty, Mary Doherty, Mark Dugdale, Alice Fearn, Kate Graham, Alasdair Harvey, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Gemma Knight Jones, Harry Morrison, Sam Oladeinde and Emma Salvo with Chiara Baronti, Ricardo Castro, Stuart Hickey, Sorelle Marsh, Alexander McMorran, Micha Richardson, Jennifer Tierney and Matthew Whennell-Clark
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Ahead of Come From Away resuming performances at the Phoenix Theatre, two new cast members have been named. Gemma Knight Jones and Sam Oladeinde will now star in the Olivier-winning musical, reopening from 22 July. Come From Away tickets are on sale now.Gemma Knight Jones will take over the role of Hannah and others. Knight Jones was previously in Falsettos at The Other Palace, as well as national tours of Hairspray and Sister Act. Sam Oladeinde will take over the role of Bob and others,...
UPDATE: An extended booking period for Come From Away has been announced, with performances now scheduled through to 12 Feb. 2022.Come From Away will reopen its doors to Newfoundland this summer, as a returning date has been confirmed. Come From Away performances will return from 22 Jul. 2021 at the Phoenix Theatre.Based on the stories of 7,000 air passengers diverted to Gander in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Come From Away tells of a new resilient, international community that formed. The...
A 9/11 inspired show may not seem like an uplifting topic for a musical. But, get rid of any preconceived notion you may have about what could be featured in a 9/11 musical, and instead be wowed by the inspirational, courageous and true stories as told in Come From Away.Based on interviews with some of the 7,000 air passengers and pilots stranded in Newfoundland on 11 Sept. 2001, Come From Away sees local residents and international travellers come together to form a global community like no...
UPDATE: Come From Away concerts have now been cancelled at the Phoenix Theatre. In a tweet from the production, they said Come From Away is suspended until mid June. With the Australian production of Come From Away returning to the stage next month, details on the London production have also been announced. Come From Away will return to the Phoenix Theatre with a series of concerts in February 2021.Concert performances of Come From Away will be staged from 10 - 27 Feb. 2021. During the run, cast...
After celebrating its first birthday in the West End earlier this month, Come From Away will play an extended booking period at the Phoenix Theatre. The musical will now welcome more islanders to 'The Rock', with performances scheduled to October 2020.Come From Away extends its West End run Come From Away received its West End premiere at the Phoenix Theatre in February 2019, starring Rachel Tucker, Clive Carter and David Shannon. The musical will now run for an extended booking period in...
Soon to enter its second year in the West End, new casting has been announced for Come From Away. The new cast will begin performances at the Phoenix Theatre from 10th February, with a current booking period to 23rd May.The new cast of Come From AwayThe role of Beverly/Annette and others will be played by Alice Fearn, who takes over the role from Rachel Tucker. Fearn's West End credits include Elphaba in Wicked, as well as Les Miserables, Shrek the Musical, Into the Woods and The Woman in...
It could be argued that no new West End musical has had a greater impact so far this year than Come From Away. Although the marketing budget in advance may have been dwarfed by such predecessors as Hamilton and The Book of Mormon, who previously crossed over the pond with the level of hype that most producers can only dream of, Come From Away has relied on its ever-growing and always gushing word of mouth to gather momentum at London's Phoenix Theatre. Add to that the raving 5-star reviews as...
Come From Away weaves real-life stories of some of the 7,000 passengers that were stranded in Gander on 9/11 after planes were diverted away from American air space.Characters in the show are directly inspired from the people that Irene Sankoff and David Hein interviewed on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 including Janice Mosher, a local journalist whose character is brought to life from two journalists who covered the events in 2001.Cast members and the individuals who inspired the characters met...
The week after 9/11 saw some of the bleakest days in modern history as America and the world grasped with the idea of a changed world, but in a bar in the heart of a small Canadian town, the drink is flowing and people are dancing. These are uncertain times for everyone, not least the just under 7,000 stranded passengers here, but you wouldn't know it from the smiles on their faces.Happiness is at the heart of Come From Away, the Broadway musical about to land in the West End based on this...
The Tony Award-winning musical Come From Away, which tells the story of 7,000 stranded passengers in the wake of 9/11, is set to get its West End debut in 2019.With a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the musical is set in the small town of Gander in Newfoundland, Canada, where a number of planes were diverted in the wake of the 11th September attacks.Come From Away will run at the Phoenix Theatre from 30th January 2019, with tickets going on sale on Monday. It will also...