"THE CATHARSIS WE NEED IN THIS American moment."

– Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"BROADWAY’S BIGGEST AND BEST SURPRISE OF THE SEASON!
EVERY NEW YORKER MUST SEE THIS SHOW."

– JOHNNY OLEKSINSKI, New York Post

"AN EXUBERANT ANTIDOTE FOR WHAT AILS THE AMERICAN SOUL."

- Peter Marks, The Washington Post
THE REMARKABLE TRUE STORY OF THE SMALL TOWN THAT WELCOMED THE WORLD.
“IT DOES WHAT ALL THE BEST MUSICALS DO: TAKES YOU TO A PLACE YOU NEVER WANT TO LEAVE. A funny, charming and uplifting celebration. One of the best ensemble pieces in years! - Joe Westerfield, Newsweek
“A CELEBRATION OF THE BEST OF HUMANKIND, and an uplifting piece of art for our times. - Tim Teeman, The Daily Beast

About the Show

COME FROM AWAY is the breathtaking new musical that played record-breaking engagements in La Jolla, Seattle, Washington D.C., and Toronto. 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.

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Q: WHAT DOES "COME FROM AWAY" MEAN?
A: Native Newfoundlanders refer to those not born on the island as "Come From Aways". The travelers who landed in Newfoundland on diverted planes were said to have "Come From Away".
Lori A Friedman
@lafphd

@wecomefromaway Magnificent! A triumphant affirmation of community and grace. An experience not to be missed! #ComeFromAway

Shannon Leigh
@LVShannyLeigh

@wecomefromaway just set the bar for the entire Broadway season. I may have a new all-time favorite show.

JK Larkin
@jklol734

@wecomefromaway, I have no words. If perfection is measurable, that was it.

Natalie Rine
@nexttonatalie

I may only be in Canada for a four hour layover, but you better bet I'm walking around singing @wecomefromaway

MelanieB
@MelanieBounds

@wecomefromaway is simply amazing. All the feels, and never a dull moment! May be the best show I've ever seen. #ComeFromAway #nycbroadway

Kirsten
@kbedway

Saw @wecomefromaway tonight on #Broadway and it was glorious. 90-min non-stop laughs and tears and celebration of humanity. Do not miss!

rachel mcmillan
@rachkmc

you know the best part about @wecomefromaway for those just seeing it, is it is ALL true and the world IS a lovely place. believe.

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

Band

Ian
Eisendrath
Alec
Berlin
Carl
Carter
Romano
Di Nillo
Larry
Lelli
Nate
Lueck
Ben
Power
Chris
Ranney
Caitlin
Warbelow

Creatives

Irene Sankoff & David Hein
Book, Music, Lyrics
Christopher Ashley
Director
Kelly Devine
Musical Staging
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
Joel Goldes
Dialect Coach
Telsey + Company/
Rachel Hoffman, CSA
Casting
“IT’S IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO BE DEEPLY MOVED by this savvy and thoroughly entertaining musical. A tonic for our times. – Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
“AN EXTRAORDINARY, MASTERFUL AND SOUL-STIRRING MUSICAL THAT DESERVES THE HIGHEST PRAISE. – Roma Torre, NY1
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.

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The #ComeFromAway cast album is here! Get yours now, link in bio.
The reviews are in! See what the critics are saying about #ComeFromAway.
"The cast was in Appleton, NL and I went down by the water with Derm and listened to him share his story with me. I will never forget this, but when he finished, I just hugged him... and we embraced each other. Two strangers. And we just connected as if we knew each other all of our lives, and that to me is the show." #HOCFA
Creators @SankoffAndHein join the cast of #ComeFromAway at @BarnesAndNoble on Friday, April 7th at 4:30PM! Join us for live performances and a CD signing 🎶🎶
Thank you so much to Prime Minister @JustinPJTrudeau for visiting us at #ComeFromAway! We
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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.