Junkyard Dog Productions and The Musical Company will celebrate the release of the original Broadway cast recording of the critically acclaimed new musical Come From Away with an in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th St. at Lexington Avenue) April 7 at 4:30 PM.
Creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein will be joined by the cast: Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks, Kendra Kassebaum, Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren, and Sharon Wheatley, along with musical arranger and supervisor Ian Eisendrath. Fans who purchase the CD at the store will be offered priority seating.
The musical's original Broadway cast recording was released digitally March 10. The CD is now available to pre-order on Barnes & Noble and Amazon and will be released online and in stores March 24. Grammy winner David Lai, Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, Sankoff, and Hein serve as album producers. For more information about the record’s release, visit TheMusicalCompany.com.
Come From Away, the new musical that explores the lasting connection forged between a group of travelers whose planes were diverted to a small Newfoundland town during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, officially opened on Broadway March 12 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
The musical makes its New York debut after playing try-outs at La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C., and Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre. Broadway previews began February 18.
Come From Away features book, music, and lyrics by the Canadian husband-and-wife team of Sankoff and Hein (My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding). Tony Award nominee Christopher Ashley (Memphis) directs.
Here’s how it’s billed: “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.”