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Come From Away

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Tony Award Winner

Opens January 30, 2019

Even the most stalwart cynics may have trouble staying dry-eyed during this portrait of heroic hospitality under extraordinary pressure.

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

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Now playing on Broadway, this touching musical celebrating the strength of human compassion makes its way to the West End! Created by Canadian husband and wife team Irene Snakoff and David Hein, the rippling impact of 9/11 across the world is felt in a Newfoundland town, when no less than 38 transatlantic flights are ordered to land.

The Broadway production has proven a storming success and was nominated for seven Tony Awards, winning Best Direction of a Musical. It also won three awards at the 2017 Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical. Thoroughly researched and based on interviews with residents and passengers, the show explores how this tiny community opened its hearts and homes to their unexpected guests.

What Is Come From Away About?

Come From Away is the inspiring story of 7,000 airplane passengers unexpectedly dropped of in a small Canadian town when the events of 9/11 struck in 2011. As the US closed its airspace, 38 planes were forced to land in the remote Newfoundland town of Gander - almost doubling the town's population of almost doubling the town's population!

Although the horrors of that day are all too familiar, Come From Away is a story of hope told from the perspective of a handful of passengers and Gander residents, who wholeheartedly welcomed the stranded travellers into their homes - and into their lives. Among the characters are American Airlines' first female pilot, a gay couple both called Colin, and an Egyptian chef, who fears a frosty reception from the community - only to be proved wrong entirely. Weaving together all of their storylines, the show creates an affirming portrait of human connection in the most trying of circumstances.

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Dates

Previews from: 30 January 2019

Opening night: 18 February 2019

Audience

Recommended for ages 10+

Run time

100 minutes, no intermission

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Images are taken from the Broadway production and may not reflect the cast of the West End production

Cast and Creative

Cast

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Creative

Book, Music & Lyrics by Irene Sankoff & David Hein
Directed by Christopher Ashley
Music Direction by Ian Eisendrath
Choreography by Kelly Devine
Scenic Design by Beowulf Boritt 
Costume Design by Toni-Leslie 
Lighting Design by James Howell Binkley
Sound Design by Gareth Owen

Awards

2017 TONY AWARD WINS - BROADWAY PRODUCTION

Best Direction of a Musical - Christopher Ashley

2017 Tony Award Nominations - BROADWAY PRODUCTION

Best Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Jenn Colella
Best Book of a Musical - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Best Original Score - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Howell Binkley
Best Direction of a Musical - Christopher Ashley
Best Choreography - Kelly Devine

2017 DRAMA DESK NOMINATIONS - BROADWAY PRODUCTION

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Jenn Colella
Outstanding Book of a Musical - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Outstanding Director of a Musical - Christopher Ashley
Oustanding Music - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Oustanding Lyrics - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Outstanding Choreography - Kelly Devine
Outstanding Orchestrations - August Eriksmoen
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical - Toni-Leslie James

2017 DRAMA DESK WINS - BROADWAY PRODUCTION

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Jenn Colella
Outstanding Book of a Musical - Irene Sankoff and David Hein

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