BEST OF
THE YEAR!
A moving tribute to the indomitable human spirit.
BEST OF
THE YEAR!

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR D.C. AND TORONTO

Washington, D.C.
Sept. 2 - Oct. 9, 2016
Toronto
Nov. 15, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017
Broadway
Previews begin Feb. 18, 2017

FORD’S
THEATRE
WASHINGTON D.C.

When the world stopped, their stories moved us All.
"ROUSING AND INSPIRING! This honest depiction of compassion that genuinely transcends national borders and cultural differences is most welcome." – Seattle Times

About the Show

COME FROM AWAY is the breathtaking new musical that played record-breaking engagements in La Jolla and Seattle. Written by Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein, this is the stunning production from Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley (Memphis) that the Los Angeles Times calls “an affecting and stirring new musical.”

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.

This show is 100 minutes with no intermission. Recommended for ages 12 and older.

JUST ANNOUNCED: BENEFIT CONCERTS IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016

Q: WHAT DOES "COME FROM AWAY" MEAN?
A: The travelers who landed in Newfoundland on diverted planes were said to have "Come From Away." Local Newfoundlanders referred to their guests as "Come From Aways."
Michele Bacon
@MicheleBacon

Some college friends would go ANYWHERE and do ANYTHING to see a production of Rent. I feel that way about #ComeFromAway. Come on, Broadway!

David Zimmermann
@davidzimm

Saw the incredible final performance of #ComeFromAway at #SeattleRep last night. An amazing & relevant story of compassion our world needs.

Angela D. Mitchell
@ADMitchellTales

@seattlerep's #ComefromAway was the best show I've seen in years, on or off Broadway. Moving, funny, poignant, electric. #IAmAnIslander

liza
@lizadunc

Wow. Just saw #ComeFromAway @seattlerep. A musical that makes you want to go out and be a better person. Truly.

Bridget Fox
@BridgetParkley

Just saw #ComeFromAway at @seattlerep and it lived up to and beyond the reviews. I was delighted, and cried the whole time.

Victor Balta
@VictorBalta

Yes, I just saw #comefromaway @seattlerep. And, yes, I just googled flights to Gander, N.F.

Q: Where does the show take place?
A: The show takes place in Newfoundland, an island off the east coast of Canada. The planes landed in the town of Gander, however, the musical shares stories from Gander and its neighboring towns of Glenwood, Lewisporte, Appleton, Gambo, and Norris Arm.

Cast

Petrina
Bromley
Geno
Carr
Jenn
Colella
Joel
Hatch
Rodney
Hicks
Kendra
Kassebaum
Chad
Kimball
Lee
MacDougall
Caesar
Samayoa
Q.
Smith
Astrid
Van Wieren
Sharon
Wheatley

Creatives

Irene Sankoff & David Hein
Book, Music, Lyrics
Christopher Ashley
Director
Kelly Devine
Choreographer
Ian Eisendrath
Music Supervisor, Musical Arrangements
Beowulf Boritt
Scenic Designer
Toni-Leslie James
Costume Designer
Howell Binkley
Lighting Designer
Gareth Owen
Sound Design
August Eriksmoen
Orchestrations
Telsey + Company/
Rachel Hoffman, CSA
Casting
“A brilliant and uncommon mixture of music, compassion, hope and humor.” – KCTS 9
Q: IS THIS STORY BASED ON TRUE EVENTS?
A: To create the musical, Canadian writers Irene Sankoff and David Hein went right to the source, traveling to Newfoundland for the 10th Anniversary commemoration of that fateful week. They collected hundreds of hours of interviews that have now been distilled into the 100-minute show.

Share Your Story

#ComeFromAway

The #ComeFromAway family shares a hug between rehearsals! See them on stage at @FordsTheatre starting September 2nd!
The journey begins for #ComeFromAway: A New Musical. Learn more about the small community that welcomed the world at ComeFromAway.com!
Rehearsals have begun for #ComeFromAway​! We arrive at Ford
Cast member @CaesarsaMayoa is excited for #ComeFromAway to begin performances! Join us at @FordsTheatre September 2nd!
We’re getting the #ComeFromAway stage set up for rehearsals! Are you ready to touch down on Gander?
The history of Gander during 9/11 is on display in downtown Toronto. Join us on #ComeFromAway
#ComeFromAway arrives at @FordsTheatre September 2nd! Will you be joining us in DC?
#ComeFromAway: A New Musical. Learn more at ComeFromAway.com!


Come From Away was Originally Co-Produced in 2015 by La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theater & Presented in 2016 by Ford’s Theatre.

Come From Away (NAMT Festival 2013) was originally developed at the Canadian Music Theatre Project, Michael Rubinoff Producer, Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada and was further developed at Goodspeed Musical’s Festival of New Artists, in East Haddam, CT. The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, Steve and Paula Reynolds and the 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle, WA also provided development support.