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 on September 11, 2001, begins a pre-Broadway engagement at Washington, DC’s Ford’s Theatre September 2.
Performances will continue to October 9. The production will then play a November 15, 2016-January 8, 2017, run at Toronto’s Royal Alexandria Theatre.
Come From Away will arrive on Broadway February 18 at a Shubert theatre to be announced. The musical has set an official opening night for March 12.
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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). Tony Award nominee Christopher Ashley (Memphis) directs.
The cast includes Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis), Jenn Colella (High Fidelity, Chaplin), Joel Hatch (Billy Elliot, Annie), Rodney Hicks (The Scottsboro Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar), Caesar Samayoa (Sister Act, Carmen), Kendra Kassebaum (Wicked), Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan, Lee MacDougall, Q. Smith, Sharon Wheatley and Astrid Van Wieren.