Come from Away is a musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein based on the events following the 9/11 attacks on America. That week, 38 planes were ordered to land in the small Canadian town of Gander, Newfoundland. 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. Come From Away tickets are on sale now.
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 traveled 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.
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 it won for best direction of a musical and received critical acclaim, with The New York Times’s Ben Brantley calling 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 January 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 also taped and 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.
Tickets for Come From Away in the West End are on sale now.
A captioned performance will take place Monday 11 October 2021 at 19:30, with service provided by StageText. A BSL interpreted performance will take place Thursday 20 January 2022 at 19:30, with service provided by Anna Francis for TheatreSign.
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