Junkyard Dog Productions announced June 1, 2017 that the critically acclaimed new musical COME FROM AWAY, which is nominated for 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, won 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical and 4 Helen Hayes Awards including Outstanding Musical Production, and is nominated for 9 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, will launch a North American Tour with engagements in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa during Broadway Across Canada’s 18/19 seasons. Additional details, including dates, casting, and a full tour itinerary, will be announced at a later date.
COME FROM AWAY, which has been playing to standing room only audiences, features a book, music and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award winners Irene Sankoff & David Hein, direction by two-time Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle winner Christopher Ashley (Memphis), musical staging by two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky), and music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story).
“From the first time we saw Irene and David’s telling of this extraordinary true story, we were passionate to share this tale of hope and humanity with as many people as possible,” said producers
Junkyard Dog Productions, “With the overwhelming emotional response the show has received from critics and audiences alike, we are thrilled to now be setting out on this journey across North America.”
COME FROM AWAY features 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 and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Gareth Owen (End of the Rainbow), orchestrations by Tony Award nominee August Eriksmoen (Bright Star), and music arrangements by Ian Eisendrath.
In a heartbeat, 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.
On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.
Broadway Across Canada 17/18 current subscribers receive automatic renewal to next season and are guaranteed seats to this breathtaking new musical taking Broadway by storm.
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Following sold-out, record-breaking, critically-acclaimed engagements at La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. and Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre, COME FROM AWAY landed on the “Best Theater of the Year” lists in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Seattle Times, San Diego Union Tribune and Toronto Star, and was featured in The New York Times’ “Memorable Theatre of 2016.”
What Critics Are Saying:
“IT DOES WHAT ALL THE BEST MUSICALS DO: TAKES YOU TO A PLAY YOU NEVER WANT TO LEAVE. A funny, charming and uplifting celebration. One of the best ensemble pieces in years!” – Newsweek
“A GROUNDBREAKING MUSICAL.” – The Huffington Post
“JOYFUL AND EMOTIONALLY RESONANT.” – Deadline
Please visit: www.ComeFromAway.com.