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Come From Away Sets Dates for Broadway Landing

The new musical has made its New York engagement official.

Jenn Colella will star in the Ford's Theatre engagement of the musical Come From Away.
Jenn Colella will return to the stage in the new musical Come From Away.
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Dates are set for the upcoming Broadway engagement of the new musical Come From Away. After engagements at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. (September 2-October 9) and Toronto's Mirvish Theatre (November 15-January 1), the show will land at a Shubert-owned venue beginning February 18, with opening night set for March 12.

Featuring a book, music, and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David 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 were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of "one small town on the edge of the world."

The cast, many of whom appeared in the 2015 La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Rep productions of the musical, is set to include Broadway vets Chad Kimball (Memphis), Jenn Colella (If/Then), and Kendra Kassebaum (Wicked), as well as Geno Carr (Allegiance), Joel Hatch (Annie), Rodney Hicks (The Scottsboro Boys), Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Lee MacDougall (The Wizard of Oz), Caesar Samayoa (Sister Act), Q. Smith (Mary Poppins), Sharon Wheatley (Avenue Q), and Astrid Van Wieren (Mamma Mia!).

The show's creative team includes scenic design by Tony winner Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Tony nominee Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Tony winner Howell Binkley, sound design by Tony nominee Gareth Owen, and music supervision by Ian Eisendrath.

Additionally, the production will play a pair of benefit concerts this fall at the Steele Community Center in Gander, Newfoundland. The October 29 performances, presented in association with the Town of Gander, will honor the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as those who inspired the show. The proceeds will go to local charities that support the affected communities.

For tickets to Come From Away at Washington, D.C.'s Ford's Theatre, click here.

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