Come From Away
Currently on sale until June 24, 2018
Come From Away
Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
COME FROM AWAY is based on the true story of when the isolated community of Gander, Newfoundland played host to the world. What started as an average day in a small town turned in to an international sleep-over when 38 planes, carrying thousands of people from across the globe, were diverted to Gander’s air strip on September 11, 2001. Undaunted by culture clashes and language barriers, the people of Gander cheered the stranded travelers with music, an open bar and the recognition that we’re all part of a global family.
Schedule can vary by performance and is subject to change.
Monday: No Performance
Wednesday: 2PM & 8PM
Saturday: 2PM & 8PM
Musical, Student & Family Friendly
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
236 West 45th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenues)
While COME FROM AWAY touches on serious themes related to September 11th, it is an upbeat and uplifting show recommended for ages 10 and older.
JENN COLELLA – Beverley & Others
Broadway: If/Then, Chaplin, High Fidelity, Urban Cowboy (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination). Off-Broadway: Beebo Brinker, Lucky Guy, Slut, Closer Than Ever. Regional: Annie Get Your Gun (PCLO); Peter Pan (Sacramento Music Circus); Side Show (Kennedy Center). TV: “Feed The Beast;” “Elementary;” “All My Children;” “The Good Wife;” “Rescue Me.” Film: Uncertainty (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). M.F.A. Acting, UC Irvine.
KENDRA KASSEBAUM – Janice & Others
Broadway: Wicked, Rent, Assassins, Leap of Faith; MTC: The Receptionist; Roundabout: A Little Night Music; Regional: Seattle Rep/Ford’s Theatre: Come From Away; Actor’s Theatre of Louisville; Arizona Theatre Co. Other: Sundance Writer’s Lab; San Jose Rep; 5th Avenue; Ordway; Florida Stage; St Louis Muny. Film: The Other Woman. Recordings: Come From Away, Leap of Faith, Grammy-nominated Assassins.
CHAD KIMBALL – Kevin 1 & Others
La Jolla/Seattle Repertory/Ford’s Theatre: Come From Away (Kevin 1). Broadway: Memphis (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC noms); Lennon; Into the Woods; The Civil War; Good Vibrations. Off-Broadway: Finian’s Rainbow; My Life With Albertine; Godspell; Murder in the First. Regional: Sweeney Todd; Baby; Chess; Little Fish. TV: “The Good Wife,” “Wallflowers.” Chad won a Bistro Award for his solo cabaret show.
LEE MACDOUGALL – Nick & Others
Nat. Tours: Wizard of Oz dir. Jeremy Sams, Mamma Mia! dir. Phyllida Lloyd. Regional: Come From Away; La Jolla, Seattle Rep, Ford's Theatre. Stratford Festival: Amadeus with Brian Bedford, The Music Man dir. Susan Schulmann, Shaw Festival: dir. Christopher Newton, Canstage: Urinetown dir. John Rando, Drayton, Charlottetown. Playwright: High Life at Primary Stages, also The Ginkgo Tree, Who Has Seen the Wind. Screenplay, film adaptation of High Life.
CAESAR SAMAYOA – Kevin 2/Ali & Others
Broadway: Sister Act, The Pee Wee Herman Show. Select Off-Broadway: Love's Labour's Lost (Delacorte Theater), Shakespeare's R&J, Bernstein's Mass (Carnegie Hall). Credits include leading roles in Film, TV, Off-Broadway and Regional Theatre Companies including The Public Theatre, Yale Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Goodspeed Musicals, and Tectonic Theater Project. Caesar has also appeared as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and various national and international concert tours.
IRENE SANKOFF & DAVID HEIN – Book, Music, Lyrics
Irene Sankoff and David Hein are a Canadian married writing team. Their first show, My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding (based on David’s mother’s true story) was the hit of the Toronto Fringe Festival, where it was picked up for a successful commercial run by Mirvish Productions, the largest Canadian theatre producer. It has now played and won Best Musical awards in the New York Musical Festival and across North America, with Sankoff and Hein performing in most productions. Come From Away was developed at the Canadian Music Theatre Project and Goodspeed Musicals’ Festival of New Artists, showcased at the NAMT Festival of New Works and enjoyed a record-setting, critically acclaimed world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory—recently winning Outstanding New Musical and Best Score among other awards at the San Diego Critics Circle Craig Noel Awards and Excellence in Production of a Musical among other awards in Seattle. Their next musical, Mitzvah, was developed at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, The Jewish Plays Project, the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat and most recently at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Sankoff and Hein are the recipients of a Bryden Ones-to-Watch award, a Playwrights Guild of Canada award and several ASCAP Plus awards.
CHRISTOPHER ASHLEY – Director
Artistic Director, La Jolla Playhouse. Come From Away at La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Ford’s Theatre. Broadway: Memphis (Tony Award® nomination), Xanadu, Leap of Faith, All Shook Up, Rocky Horror Show (Tony Award® nomination). West End: Memphis. New York: Blown Sideways Through Life, Jeffrey, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Valhalla, Regrets Only, Wonder of the World, Communicating Doors, Bunny Bunny, The Night Hank Williams Died, Fires in the Mirror (Lucille Lortel Award). Kennedy Center: Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Lisbon Traviata. La Jolla PLayhouse selected credits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Darrell Hammond Project, Hollywood, His Girl Friday, Glengarry Glen Ross, Restoration. TV/Film: Lucky Stiff, Jeffrey; “American Playhouse,” PBS: “Blown Sideways through Life.”
BEOWULF BORITT – Scenic Designer
Broadway: Act One (Tony Award), The Scottsboro Boys (Tony Nomination), Therese Raquin (Tony Nomination), A Bronx Tale, Hand To God, On The Town, Sondheim On Sondheim, …Spelling Bee, LoveMusik, Rock Of Ages, Chaplin, Bronx Bombers, Grace, The Two And Only. Off- Broadway: 100 shows including The Toxic Avenger, The Last Five Years, and Miss Julie. Other Designs: The Seven Deadly Sins (New York City Ballet) and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He received a 2007 OBIE Award for sustained excellence.