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

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When the world stopped, their stories moved us All.
“A HEARTWARMING, COMPELLING and REFRESHING musical packed with goodwill. The score has an infectious vitality. MY HEART LEAPED SEVERAL TIMES.” – Peter Marks, The Washington Post

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 10 and older.

'Come From Away' Musical Tells Story Of Resilience After 9/11

Musical tales to make hearts leap, at a time when they were desolate

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TRUE STORY

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."
Kathleen
@kaybdc

Still thinking about @wecomefromaway. So uplifting. DC peeps GO SEE THIS and when it's a big hit on Bway, you can say you saw it first.

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@dcwdkim

Wow. If profoundly moving, funny, incredible art is your jam, @wecomefromaway at @fordstheatre is one of the best musicals we've ever seen.

Joellen E Shendy
@JoellenShendy

Best.musical.ever -Do NOT miss "Come from Away" at @fordstheatre The music, the story. You will laugh and cry. #IAmAnIslander #ComeFromAway

Lori Crockett
@loricrockett

I just want to hug everyone after seeing #ComeFromAway. Seriously. Great reminder of the goodness in the world. @fordstheatre

H2OSapien
@H2OSapien

Wow, #ComeFromAway @fordstheatre is FANTASTIC! Such <3 from our neighbors to the north - compasion, spirit of family, & such a strong cast!

James Woods
@jamezwoods

Congrats to @fordstheatre on their incredible production of #ComeFromAway. Everything about the show was absolutely perfect. I'm speechless

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
Josh
Breckenridge
Susan
Dunstan
Tamika
Lawrence
Tony
LePage

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
"ROUSING AND INSPIRING! This honest depiction of compassion that genuinely transcends national borders and cultural differences is most welcome." – Seattle Times
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

Want to know more about #ComeFromAway and the story that inspired it? Head over to ComeFromAway.com/learnmore!
#ComeFromAway co-creators @SankoffandHein received the "Good Neighbor Award" yesterday at @4FreedomsPark
The inspiration behind #ComeFromAway, Kevin, Diane, Nick & Beverley, join us at the @FordsTheatre. It is a privilege to share their story each night.
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Last night, we celebrated the opening of #ComeFromAway at @FordsTheatre. Our hearts are full of love and gratitude.
Welcome to The Rock, D.C.! We’re honored to share our story with you. #ComeFromAway begins tonight at the @FordsTheatre!
The #ComeFromAway family shares a hug between rehearsals! See them on stage at @FordsTheatre starting September 2nd!
Rehearsals have begun for #ComeFromAway​! We arrive at Ford


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.