When Come From Away first debuted in 2015, it was in smaller theaters such as the La Jolla Playhouse and the Seattle Repertory Theater. The story was so captivating, and the show was so popular, it was picked for Broadway and debuted there in March 2017. Since its Broadway debut, where it is still playing, more than 1,000 shows have been performed. The story about people coming together after 9/11 did not just resonate with audiences; it was an award-winning idea. Come From Away has been chosen as the best musical all over the world, winning Best Musical at the Olivier Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, and the Helen Hayes Awards. It was also nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical.
The Creators Are Married
The creative duo behind Come From Away, the hit Broadway musical, is married couple Irene Sankoff and David Hein. Sankoff and Hein are no strangers to bringing true stories to the stage, with one of their other shows being a true story about Hein’s mother called My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding. Sankoff and Hein are much more than just the behind the scenes writers. They also have performed in most productions of My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding. Come From Away was developed by Hein and Sankoff at the Canadian Music Theatre Project. It was first showcased at the NAMT Festival of New Works. It would later begin to be played at the Fords Theatre in Washington D.C., the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, and the Gander Community Centre Hockey Rink, where the musical is set. Come From Away has been wildly successful, winning a Tony Award, three Dora Mavor Moore Awards, three Drama Desk Awards, four Helen Hayes Awards, five Outer Critics Circle Awards and the Best Musical Award at the Alinier’s. A screenplay for Come From Away is currently in the works.
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What is the plot of Come From Away?
Come From Away tells the story of the day after 9/11. As a result of the events of 9/11, 38 planes carrying almost 7,000 passengers were rerouted to a small town in Newfoundland called Gander. Gander is such a small town that this huge influx of people literally doubled the population overnight. Air travel everywhere was on hold while it was figured out what was going on, and governments were ensuring no more attacks were imminent, leaving these people stranded indefinitely. In the Come From Away performance, we get a musical rendition of the true events that occurred after 9/11 in Gander. You will experience the stories of people from different cultures, religions, countries and those who even spoke a different language after the 9/11 tragedy. The performance is heartfelt and will pierce your soul.
Who is a part of Come From Away Costa Mesa cast?
The Broadway cast of Come From Away includes Petrina Bromley as Bonnie, Geno Carr as Oz, Jen Collela as Beverly, Alex Finke as Janice, De’Lon Grant as Bob, Joel Hatch as Claude, Chad Kimball as Kevin T., Kenita R. Miller as Hannah and Jim Walton as Nick.
How long is Come From Away?
You can expect a Come From Away performance running time to be approximately one hour and 40 minutes without an intermission.
What venue is Come From Away playing at in Costa Mesa?
Costa Mesa has many fine theaters including the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. To find out what venue Come From Away will be playing at next, be sure to check at StubHub.
What other musicals might you enjoy?
If you enjoyed Come From Away, you may enjoy seeing Hamilton, which is also based on a true story.Back to Top
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