Come From Away Celebrates 300 Performances Worldwide
The Tony-nominated show has played coast to coast, from San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse to Gander, Newfoundland's Steele Community Centre Arena.
The Tony-nominated Come From Away celebrated its 300th performance since premiering at San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse in 2015. Since its premiere, the show has crossed the continent with engagements at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Washington D.C.'s Ford's Theatre, Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre, and Gander, Newfoundland's Steele Community Centre Arena before landing at its current home, Broadway's Schoenfeld Theatre.
Featuring a book, music, and lyrics by Sankoff and Hein, Come From Away is directed by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Memphis) and choreographed by Tony nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky). Set against the backdrop of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the show follows what happens when 38 planes and 6,579 passengers are forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of "one small town on the edge of the world."
The production has music supervision and arrangements by Ian Eisendrath, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Gareth Owen, and orchestrations by August Eriksmoen.