Come From Away
Come From Away

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Come from Away, the Broadway musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, is based on the events in the week following the 9/11 attacks on America, when 38 planes were ordered to land in the small Canadian town of Gander. This true story tells the tale of the town who kept 7,000 stranded visitors housed and fed following the biggest tragedy the US had seen. 

The musical began previews in London at the Phoenix Theatre on 30th January 2019, and tickets for the West End premiere of Come From Away are on sale now.

Come From Away as 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 learnt of the kindness of its residents. They felt like these stories had to be told and wrote a positive, upbeat musical to celebrate the residents.

The musical 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 winning for Best Direction of a Musical and received critical acclaim, with the New York Times’ Ben Brantley calling it a ‘big bearhug of a musical’.

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.

The show transferred to London’s Phoenix Theatre in early 2019, following a short run in Dublin at the end of 2018. 

The London cast of Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre features Rachel Tucker as, among other characters, airline pilot Beverley Bass. She is 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. 

Tickets for Come From Away in the West End are on sale now. 

 
Come From Away running time: 
1 hour 40 minutes
Categories: 
5 videos 15 images
By:
Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Director:
Christopher Ashley
Songs by:
Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Lighting:
Howell Binkley
Sound:
Gareth Owen
Design:
Beowulf Boritt
Costume:
Toni-Leslie James
Cast list:
Rachel Tucker, David Shannon, Jenna Boyd, Nathanael Campbell, Clive Carter, Mary Doherty, Robert Hands, Helen Hobson, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Harry Morrison, Emma Salvo, David Shannon, Cat Simmons with Mark Dugdale, Bob Harms, Kiara Jay, Kirsty Malpass, Tania Mathurin, Alexander McMorran, Brandon Lee Sears and Jennifer Tierney.

Phoenix Theatre

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Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP
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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... Read more

Latest Come From Away News & Features

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Meet the real-life characters and Gander heroes from Come From Away
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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 in London to discuss the musical and the importance of spreading this story far and wide.

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Why Come From Away will be one of the year's most powerful musicals when it lands in London
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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.

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Rachel Tucker to lead West End cast of Come From Away
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Full casting has been announced for the West End production of Come from Away, which is set to star Rachel Tucker when it opens at the Phoenix Theatre in January. Written by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the musical follows the events following 9/11, when a number of planes were forced to ground in a small Canadian town in Newfoundland called Gander. The town, which had a population of around 9,600, welcomed over 7,000 stranded passengers, with most residents feeding, clothing and putting a roof over their heads.

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