Extra Performance Added for Toronto Run of Broadway-Bound Come From Away

News   Extra Performance Added for Toronto Run of Broadway-Bound Come From Away
 
The Broadway run of the new musical begins in February at the Schoenfeld.
Cast of <i>Come From Away</i>
Cast of Come From Away Matthew Murphy

Come From Away, the new musical that is currently playing a pre-Broadway engagement at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre, has sold out its eight-week engagement. Due to ticket demand, an extra performance has been added for December 18 at 7 PM.

For tickets to the added Toronto performance, visit Mirvish.com.

The production cannot extend beyond its January 8, 2017, closing date because it is due to begin previews at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre February 18, 2017, and officially open March 12, 2017.

The Broadway and Toronto cast features Petrina Bromley (Stratford’s As You Like It); Geno Carr (The Old Globe’s Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas); Jenn Colella (If/Then); Joel Hatch (Annie); Rodney Hicks (The Scottsboro Boys); Kendra Kassebaum (Wicked); Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis); Lee MacDougall (Stratford’s The Music Man); Caesar Samayoa (Sister Act); Q. Smith (Mary Poppins); Astrid Van Wieren (North American premiere of Mamma Mia!); Sharon Wheatley (Avenue Q); Josh Breckenridge (The Scottsboro Boys); Susan Dunstan (The Lion King U.S. national tour); Tamika Lawrence (If/Then); and Tony LePage (Rock of Ages).

With a book, music and lyrics by Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Come From Away is directed by Tony Award nominee Christopher Ashley (Memphis), choreographed by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky), with music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story), 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 Gareth Owen (End of the Rainbow), orchestrations by August Eriksmoen (Bright Star), music arrangements by Ian Eisendrath, and casting by Telsey + Company.

“In a heartbeat,” press notes state, “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.”

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