Come From Away Celebrates First Anniversary With Fan Video Compilation
Watch people from all over the world sing the Tony Award-winning musical's opening "Welcome to the Rock" number.
As of today, it's been a full year since Come From Away officially opened at the Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway. To celebrate the Tony Award-winning musical's first anniversary, the show released a compilation video of fans from all over the world singing its opening number, "Welcome to the Rock." Check out the video below — and stay through the end for a cameo appearance by the show's creators, Irene Sankoff and David Hein.
Featuring a book, music, and lyrics by Sankoff and Hein, Come From Away is directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Kelly Devine. 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, doubling the population of "one small town on the edge of the world."
The show's cast features Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Jenn Colella, Alex Finke, De'Lon Grant, Joel Hatch, Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren, Sharon Wheatley, Josh Breckenridge, Susan Dunstan, John Jellison, Tamika Lawrence, Tony LePage, and Julie Reiber.