In the first part of a video series celebrating the musical Come From Away, Tony-nominated composers and librettists Irene Sankoff and David Hein and Tony-winning director Christopher Ashley discuss bringing the musical to cities around North America.
Co-creator Sankoff says, “I just can't believe how many people across this country are going to see this show and going up into Canada, spreading a message of love and acceptance in a time when we need it so badly.”
The musical, about a group of travelers whose planes were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland, during the events of 9/11, premiered on Broadway in spring 2017.
The touring cast includes Kevin Carolan, Harter Clingman, Nick Duckart, Chamblee Ferguson, Becky Gulsvig, Julie Johnson, Christine Toy Johnson, James Earl Jones II, Megan McGinnis, Andrew Samonsky, Danielle K. Thomas, Emily Walton, Marika Aubrey, Jane Bunting, Michael Brian Dunn, Julie Garnyé, Adam Halpin, and Aaron Michael Ray.
The musical also recently opened at London's Phoenix Theatre as an additional sit-down engagement plays Toronto. It will make its Australian premiere this July in Melbourne.