Seven 2017 Tony Award Nominations:
Best Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in Featured Role a Musical (Jenn Colella), Best Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Lighting Design of a Musical.
A Life-Affirming True Story:
Come From Away is a new rock musical that explores the lasting connection forged between a group of travelers whose planes were diverted to a small Newfoundland town by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
From the Producers:
In a heartbeat, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers were stranded in a remote town in Newfoundland. The locals opened their hearts and homes, hosting this international community of strangers – spurring unexpected camaraderie in extraordinary circumstances. On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.
The Inspiration for Come From Away:
The Road to Broadway:
After being workshopped and first produced at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario in 2012 and 2013, Come From Away went on to have record-breaking runs at the La Jolla Playhouse and the Seattle Repertory Theatre in 2015, and at the Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC and the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto in 2016. It opened in New York on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 12, 2017 and became a critical and box office success, routinely playing to standing-room-only audiences even during previews.
New York Times: “Even the most stalwart cynics may have trouble staying dry-eyed during this portrait of heroic hospitality under extraordinary pressure.”
Entertainment Weekly: “In 100 heartwarming minutes, the show sets the best aspects of human nature to infectious Celtic folk and Broadway rock.”
Variety: “…the intentions of the show are so heartfelt, that you can sense the connections with the show being felt in the house, row by row.”
Hollywood Reporter: “Heartwarming and thoroughly entertaining…”