Complete casting has been announced for the forthcoming touring production of the award-winning musical Come From Away, which will begin performances at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre in October.
The production will star Kevin Carolan (Newsies), Harter Clingman (Peter and The Starcatcher), Nick Duckart (In the Heights), Chamblee Ferguson, Becky Gulsvig (School of Rock the Musical), Julie Johnson (Memphis), Christine Toy Johnson (The Music Man), James Earl Jones II (The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess), Megan McGinnis (Les Misérables), Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific), Danielle K. Thomas (Avenue Q), Emily Walton (August Osage County), Marika Aubrey, Jane Bunting, Michael Brian Dunn, Julie Garnyé, Adam Halpin, and Aaron Michael Ray.
With a book, music, and lyrics by Tony and Grammy nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Come From Away is directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) with musical staging by two-time Tony nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky) and music supervision by Grammy nominee Ian Eisendrath.
The production also has scenic design by Tony winner Beowulf Boritt (Act One), costume design by Tony nominee Toni-Leslie James (Jelly’s Last Jam), lighting design by two-time Tony winner Howell Binkley (Hamilton), sound design by Tony nominee Gareth Owen (End of the Rainbow), orchestrations by Tony nominee August Eriksmoen (Bright Star), music arrangements by Grammy nominee Ian Eisendrath, and casting by Telsey + Company.
The musical, which tells the true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them, began performances on Broadway February 18, 2017, and officially opened to critical acclaim March 12 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street).