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Broadway's Come From Away Recoups Capitalization

The new musical earned back its investment in less than eight months.

A scene from Broadway's Come From Away.
A scene from Broadway's Come From Away.
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Broadway's Come From Away recouped its $12 million capitalization in less than eight months, producers have announced. The production, which began performances on February 18, officially opened on March 12 at the Schoenfeld Theatre.

Featuring a book, music, and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David 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.

Come From Away features scenic design by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Tony Award nominee Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Howell Binkley, sound design by Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Gareth Owen, orchestrations by two-time Tony Award nominee August Eriksmoen, and music arrangements by Ian Eisendrath.

A third company of Come From Away will launch a North American Tour across the United States and Canada in October 2018.

For tickets to Come From Away on Broadway, click here.

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