Broadway's Come From Away to Return to Canada for Extended Engagement
The new musical heads back to its home country for a new production.
The new Broadway musical Come From Away will return to its native Canada for an extended return engagement run at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre beginning Tuesday, February 13, 2018.
Come From Away is described as follows: ''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." It is written by Irene Sankoff and David Hein and opens at the Schoenfeld Theatre on March 12.
The Broadway cast features Petrina Bromley (As You Like It), Geno Carr (Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas), Jenn Colella (If/Then), Joel Hatch (Annie), Rodney Hicks (The Scottsboro Boys), Kendra Kassebaum (Wicked), Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis), Lee MacDougall (The Music Man), Caesar Samayoa (Sister Act), Q. Smith (Mary Poppins), Astrid Van Wieren (Mamma Mia!), Sharon Wheatley (Avenue Q), Josh Breckenridge (The Scottsboro Boys), Susan Dunstan (The Lion King), Tamika Lawrence (If/Then), and Tony LePage (Rock of Ages).
Tony Award nominee Christopher Ashley (Memphis) directs. Musical staging is by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky), music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story), scenic design by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt (Act One), costume design by Tony Award nominee Toni-Leslie James (Jelly's Last Jam), lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Hamilton), sound design by Tony Award nominee Gareth Owen (End of the Rainbow), orchestrations by August Eriksmoen (Bright Star), and music arrangements by Ian Eisendrath.
Come From Away comes to Broadway following successful engagements at La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre.