CITIES ANNOUNCED FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN TOURING PRODUCTION OF
BROADWAY’S TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL COME FROM AWAY
THE TOUR OF THE SMASH HIT MUSICAL WILL LAUNCH AT
SEATTLE’S 5TH AVENUE THEATRE IN OCTOBER 2018
AND PLAY MORE THAN 60 CITIES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
WINNER! BEST MUSICAL ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
TONY AWARD WINNER FOR BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
WINNER OF 5 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS (NYC) INCLUDING
Outstanding New Broadway Musical
WINNER OF 3 DRAMA DESK AWARDS (NYC) INCLUDING
WINNER OF 4 HELEN HAYES AWARDS (D.C.) INCLUDING
Outstanding Production of a Musical
WINNER OF 4 GYPSY ROSE LEE AWARDS (SEATTLE) INCLUDING
Excellence in Production of a Musical
WINNER OF 6 SAN DIEGO CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS INCLUDING
Outstanding New Musical
WINNER OF 3 TORONTO THEATRE CRITICS AWARDS INCLUDING
Best New Musical
WINNER OF 3 DORA AWARDS (TORONTO) INCLUDING
Outstanding Musical Production
Outstanding New Musical/Opera
WINNER OF 2017 JON KAPLAN AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD (TORONTO)
(New York, NY) Junkyard Dog Productions announces today that the North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning smash hit Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY will launch at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. The tour will go on to play more than 60 cities including Los Angeles, CA (The Ahmanson); Denver, CO (Buell Theatre); San Francisco, CA (Golden Gate Theatre); Vancouver, BC (Queen Elizabeth); Calgary, AB (Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium); Orlando, FL (Dr. Phillips Center); Cleveland, OH (Connor Palace); Ottawa, ON (National Art Centre) and many more across the United States and Canada.
The currently announced North American Tour schedule is as follows:
Seattle, WA 5th Avenue Theatre October 9 - November 4, 2018
Salt Lake City, UT Eccles Theatre November 6 - 11, 2018
Denver, CO Buell Theatre November 13 - 25, 2018
Los Angeles, CA The Ahmanson November 27, 2018 - January 6, 2019
San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Theatre January 8 - February 3, 2019
Costa Mesa, CA Orange County PAC February 5 - 17, 2019
Las Vegas, NV Smith Center February 19 - 24, 2019
Portland, OR Keller Auditorium February 26 - March 3, 2019
Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth March 5 - 10, 2019
Edmonton, AB Northern Jubilee Auditorium March 12 - 17, 2019
Calgary, AB Southern Jubilee Auditorium March 19 - 24, 2019
Omaha, NE Orpheum Theatre March 27 - 31, 2019
Appleton, WI Fox Cities PAC April 2 - 7, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center April 9 - 14, 2019
Greenville, SC Peace Center April 16 - 21, 2019
Baltimore, MD Hippodrome Theatre April 23 - 28, 2019
Hartford, CT Bushnell Center April 30 - May 5, 2019
Milwaukee, WI Uihlein Hall Marcus Center May 7 - 12, 2019
St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre May 14 - 26, 2019
New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre May 28 - June 2, 2019
Tampa, FL Straz Center June 4 - 9, 2019
Orlando, FL Dr. Phillips Center June 11 - 16, 2019
Miami, FL Adrienne Arsht Center June 18 - 23, 2019
Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre June 25 - 30, 2019
Cleveland, OH Connor Palace July 9 - 28, 2019
Ottawa, ON National Art Centre August 20 - September 1, 2019
Casting, ticket information, additional cities and tour dates will be announced at a later date.
For more information please visit www.ComeFromAway.com/Tour.
COME FROM AWAY began performances on Broadway on February 18, 2017 and officially opened to critical acclaim on March 12, 2017 at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), and continues to play to standing-room-only audiences.
The Tony Award-winning musical recently launched a second company in Canada with a sold out four-week engagement in Winnipeg and is currently playing to standing-room-only audiences in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
A “Best Musical” winner all across North America, the smash hit musical has won the Tony Award for “Best Direction of a Musical” (Christopher Ashley), 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding New Broadway Musical,” 3 Drama Desk Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding Musical,” 4 Helen Hayes Awards (D.C.) including “Outstanding Production of a Musical,” 4 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards (Seattle) including “Excellence in Production of a Musical,” 6 San Diego Critics Circle Awards including “Outstanding New Musical,” 3 Toronto Theatre Critics Awards including “Best New Musical,” 3 Dora Awards (Toronto) including “Outstanding New Musical/Opera” and “Outstanding Production,” and the 2017 Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award (Toronto).
Here is what the critics had to say:
CRITICS PICK! “THE CATHARSIS WE NEED IN THIS AMERICAN MOMENT. A gale of good will blows out of this smart, robust show. Even the most stalwart cynics may have trouble staying dry-eyed during this portrait of heroic hospitality under extraordinary pressure.”
– Ben Brantley, New York Times
“THIS STORY TOUCHED THE WORLD AND CELEBRATES THE BEST THAT WE CAN ALL BE. It speaks to what people really feel in their hearts. I’ve seen COME FROM AWAY twice and I’m still very moved by it. We need it, especially right now.
– Tom Brokaw, NBC News
“EVERY NEW YORKER MUST SEE THIS SHOW. This timeless and emotionally fulfilling musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein is a celebration of hope and optimism.”
– Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post
“AN EFFERVESCENT MUSICAL ANTIDOTE FOR WHAT AILS THE AMERICAN SOUL.”
– Peter Marks, Washington Post
“IT DOES WHAT ALL THE BEST MUSICALS DO: IT TAKES YOU TO A PLACE WHERE YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU WANTED TO GO, AND MAKES YOU NOT WANT TO LEAVE. A funny, charming and uplifting celebration. One of the best ensemble pieces in years!”
– Joe Westerfeld, Newsweek
COME FROM AWAY, which continues to play to sold out audiences on Broadway and in Toronto, features a book, music and lyrics by Grammy and two-time Tony Award nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award winner Irene Sankoff & David Hein, direction by Tony Award winner and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Christopher Ashley, musical staging by two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine, and music supervision by Grammy Award nominee Ian Eisendrath.
COME FROM AWAY features Petrina Bromley; Geno Carr; Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Dora, Helen Hayes & Craig Noel Award winner Jenn Colella; Alex Finke; De’Lon Grant; Joel Hatch; Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball; Lee MacDougall; Caesar Samayoa; Q. Smith; Astrid Van Wieren; Sharon Wheatley; Josh Breckenridge; John Jellison; Tamika Lawrence; Tony LePage; Happy McPartlin and Julie Reiber.
COME FROM AWAY features scenic design by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Tony Award nominee Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Howell Binkley, sound design by Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Gareth Owen, orchestrations by Grammy and two-time Tony Award nominee August Eriksmoen, and music arrangements by Grammy Award nominee Ian Eisendrath.
COME FROM AWAY tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.
The Grammy Award-nominated original Broadway cast recording of COME FROM AWAY is available digitally and in stores everywhere. Grammy Award winner David Lai, and Grammy Award nominees Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, Irene Sankoff and David Hein served as album producers. COME FROM AWAY is the first cast recording released by The Musical Company. For more information visit TheMusicalCompany.com.
The Mark Gordon Company will produce and finance a feature film adaptation of COME FROM AWAY. Two-time Tony Award nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award winners Irene Sankoff and David Hein, who wrote the book, music and lyrics, will adapt the feature screenplay for the project and Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley will direct. MGC’s Mark Gordon will produce.
COME FROM AWAY, which recouped its $12 million capitalization in less than 8 months on Broadway, broke its own box office record at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre for the week ending December 31, 2017. COME FROM AWAY’s gross for the week was $1,834,218.00, the highest for any eight or nine-show week in the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre’s 100-year history.
Following sold-out, record-breaking, critically-acclaimed engagements at La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre and now, on Broadway, COME FROM AWAY has landed on the “Best Theater of the Year” lists in TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, NY1, Seattle Times, San Diego Union Tribune, Toronto Star, The Stage, The Advocate, Huffington Post, Newsday, Thrillist, and was featured in The New York Times’ “Memorable Theatre of 2016.” Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times called the show “An affecting, stirring and unpretentious new musical. Christopher Ashley's production lets the simple goodness of ordinary people outshine sensational evil,” and Bob Verini Variety raved, “Superb! Irene Sankoff and David Hein have forged a moving, thoroughly entertaining tribute to international amity and the indomitable human spirit.” Peter Marks of the Washington Post called COME FROM AWAY, “a heartwarming, compelling and refreshing musical packed with goodwill. The score has an infectious vitality. My heart leaped several times,” and Karen Fricker of the Toronto Star exclaimed, “Christopher Ashley’s sophisticated, tightly executed production has a driving pace that grabs the audience’s attention and barely let’s go.”
Tickets for COME FROM AWAY on Broadway are on sale at www.telecharge.com (212.239.6200) and the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre box office (236 West 45th Street), and range from $79 - $187 (including the $2 facility fee).
A limited number of $38 general rush tickets (including the $2 facility fee) will be available at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre box office when it opens for that day’s performance(s). Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are accepted.
The playing schedule for COME FROM AWAY is as follows: Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 8pm.
COME FROM AWAY is produced by Junkyard Dog Productions (Randy Adams, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff and Sue Frost), Jerry Frankel, Latitude Link, Smith & Brant Theatricals, Steve & Paula Reynolds, David Mirvish, Michael Rubinoff, Alhadeff Productions, Michael Alden & Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Sam Levy, Rodney Rigby, Spencer Ross, Richard Winkler, Yonge Street Theatricals, Sheridan College, Michael & Ellise Coit, Ronald Frankel, Sheri & Les Biller, Richard Belkin, Gary & Marlene Cohen, Allan Detsky & Rena Mendelson, Lauren Doll, Barbara H. Freitag, Wendy Gillespie, Laura Little Theatricals, Carl & Jennifer Pasbjerg, Radio Mouse Entertainment, The Shubert Organization, Cynthia Stroum, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Gwen Arment/Molly Morris & Terry McNicholas, Maureen & Joel Benoliel/Marjorie & Ron Danz, Pamela Cooper/Corey Brunish, Demos Bizar/Square 1 Theatrics, Joshua Goodman/Lauren Stevens, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams Productions, Bill & Linda Potter/Rosemary & Kenneth Willman, and La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre.
COME FROM AWAY was originally co-produced in 2015 by La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre, and presented in 2016 by Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC and Mirvish Productions at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, CA. COME FROM AWAY (NAMT Festival 2013) was originally developed at the Canadian Music Theatre Project, Michael Rubinoff Producer, Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada and was further developed at Goodspeed Musicals’ Festival of New Artists, in East Haddam, CT. The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, and the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle WA also provided development support.
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