Broadway musical Come From Away to transfer to the West End
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.
The West End production will be directed by Christopher Ashley, with musical staging by Kelly Devine, music supervision and arrangements by Ian Eisendrath, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen.
Sankoff and Hein, whose musical was nominated for the Best Muscial Tony Award last year, said they were ‘particularly thrilled’ to share their story with British audiences.
They said: “The humour, the music, and the infectious generosity of spirit of the people of Newfoundland inspired us to write this musical, however along the journey we discovered that this isn’t just a Canadian story – it’s a universal story of how, when faced with global atrocities, the world comes together to respond with kindness and cooperation.”
Casting for the London production of Come From Away is yet to be announced.
Come From Away tickets are available now.