Ahead of its March 10 digital release, NPR First Listen is streaming the original Broadway cast album of Come From Away, the new rock musical that explores the lasting connection forged between a group of travelers whose planes were diverted to a small Newfoundland town by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
The entire album is available to stream online at NPR Music through March 10. Click here to listen. The physical recording will be available for purchase March 24.
The original musical features book, music, and lyrics by the Canadian husband-and-wife team Irene Sankoff and David Hein (My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding).
The cast includes Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball, as well as Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks, Kendra Kassebaum, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren, Sharon Wheatley, Josh Breckenridge, Susan Dunstan, Tamika Lawrence, and Tony LePage.
David Lai, Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, Irene Sankoff, and David Hein serve as album producers. The cast recording of Come From Away is the first album to be released by The Musical Company, the new theatrical music rights management company, which merged Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group and Concord Bicycle Music.
The track listing for Come From Away follows:
“Welcome to the Rock”
“Blankets and Bedding”
“28 Hours/Wherever We Are”
“Darkness and Trees”
“On The Bus”
“Darkness and Trees (Reprise)”
“Lead Us Out Of the Night”
“I Am Here”
“On The Edge”
“In The Bar/Heave Away”
“Me and the Sky”
“The Dover Fault”
“Stop the World”
“38 Planes (Reprise)/Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere”
Bonus: “Screech Out”
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.”
The creative team includes Ian Eisendrath, music director; Kelly Devine, choreographer; Beowulf Boritt, scenic design; Toni-Leslie James, costume design; Howell Binkley, lighting design; and Gareth Owen, sound design. Music supervision is by Ian Eisendrath, and orchestrations are by August Eriksmoen. Casting is by Telsey + Company.
For tickets visit Telecharge.com or phone (212) 239-6200. The Schoenfeld Theatre is located at 236 West 45th Street, NYC.
(Updated March 2, 2017)