Considering its humble beginnings at the La Jolla Playhouse and the Seattle Repertory Theatre in 2015, Come From Away has come a long way. In 2017, Come From Away made its Broadway debut, where it is still playing after over 1,000 performances. Come From Away has enthralled audiences worldwide and won over critics, winning international awards for Best Musical from the Helen Hayes Awards, the Drama Desk Awards and the Olivier Awards. Come From Away was also nominated for Best Musical at the 2017 Tony Awards. Come From Away tells a moving story.
About Come From Away’s Creators
Come From Away was written by David Hein and Irene Sankoff, a married couple who love writing musicals together. Hein and Sankoff have turned real-life stories into musicals before, having turned the life of Hein’s own mother into the musical My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding. Sankoff and Hein also have appeared in almost every production of My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding. Come From Away has been their breakout hit, but it took a little while for it to catch on. In 2015, Come From Away debuted at the La Jolla Playhouse in California and Seattle Repertory Theatre in Washington, where it set attendance records. It then began playing at theaters around the United States and Canada until it made its Broadway debut in 2017. Come From Away has garnered accolades worldwide, receiving several honors including a Tony Award for Best Director, three Dora Mavor Moore Awards, three Drama Desk Awards, four Helen Hayes Awards and five Outer Critics Circle Awards. There are plans to make Come From Away into a movie, with Hein and Sankoff currently working on the screenplay.
Where can I buy Come From Away Vancouver tickets?
You can see Come From Away live in Vancouver by purchasing your tickets at StubHub.
What is the plot of Come From Away?
The day after 9/11 was a day that most Americans remember because so many people came together in the United States to show unity after the terrorist attacks, but it was not just the US that was showing what people can do when they come together. A little town in Newfoundland, Canada, called Gander had 38 planes carrying over 7,000 passengers from all over the world routed into it as a result of 9/11. These passengers could not call home and could not get home. Come From Away tells the story of how the residents of Gander came together to help these stranded people and did so despite language and cultural barriers. Come From Away highlights what human compassion can do and how we all can come together.
Who is in the Come From Away Vancouver cast?
The Broadway cast of Come From Away includes Geno Carr as Oz, Petrina Bromley as Bonnie, Alex Finke as Janice, Jen Collela as Beverly, De’Lon Grant as Bob, Joel Hatch as Claude, Chad Kimball as Kevin T., Kenita R. Miller as Hannah and Jim Walton as Nick, among others.
How long is Come From Away?
There is no intermission during Come From Away, and it has a run time of one hour and 40 minutes.
In what venue is Come From Away Vancouver performed?
Vancouver has many wonderful theater venues, including the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and the Rio Theatre. To find out where Come From Away will be next, be sure to check StubHub.
If I enjoyed Come From Away, what other musicals might I like?
If you love watching musicals based on real-life stories, you might enjoy Six, which is about the six wives of King Henry VIII.Back to Top
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