Come From Away on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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Come From Away Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Musical
  • Come From Away is 1 hour and 40 minutes long, and does not have an intermission.
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: February 18, 2017
  • Show Opened : March 12, 2017
  • Show Closed: October 2, 2022

A new musical based on the true story of an aircraft being redirected on September 11, 2001, following the attacks on NYC and Washington.

Come From Away on Broadway Background

This musical has book, music, and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the Canadian husband-and-wife creative team that was also behind My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding.

The show had its world premiere in summer 2015 at the La Jolla Playhouse, and then transferred to the Seattle Repertory Theatre where it broke box office records. In Fall 2016, Come From Away played at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., followed by the Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, ahead of the Broadway engagement.

The show is directed by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley, who is the artistic director of the La Jolla Playhouse and whose other Broadway directing credits include Memphis, Leap of Faith, Xanadu, and The Rocky Horror Show. The show is produced by Junkyard Productions, who was also behind Memphis and First Date, both of which also came to Broadway following a West Coast premiere.

When Come From Away broke box office records at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, it made a lasting impression on the hearts and minds of those who had the privilege to see it.

What's Come From Away Like?

The depiction of this true story, in which 6,579 passengers from all over the world found themselves temporarily integrated into a tiny Canadian town of Gander, Newfoundland. The show at the "edge of the world", is tied together with an affecting rock and folk score.

With instruments played onstage by performers, the integration of culturally disparate individuals in a time of great need is paralleled through gorgeous music, movement, and voice.

The choreographer is Kelly Devine, the scenic designer is Beowulf Boritt, the costume designer is Toni-Leslie James, the lighting designer is Howell Binkley, and the sound designer is Gareth Owen.

The propulsive score captures a brilliant emotional wave of generosity and hope in the face of confusion, fear, and open-endedness. In this uplifting tale, despite cultural divides, the town’s residents rose to the occasion, providing food and shelter to those people in need.

Is Come From Away Good for Kids?

The show is recommended for those aged 12 and older. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

236 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
Seats: 1,079
Entrance: South Side of 45th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
Theatre Information

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Seating Chart

Come From Away Marquee

Come From Away Marquee

Cast Members

Petrina Bromley
De'Lon Grant
Joel Hatch
Chad Kimball
Lee MacDougall
Caesar Samayoa
Q Smith
Rachel Tucker
Astrid Van Wieren
Jim Walton
Sharon Wheatley


Junkyard Dog Productions

Production Credits

General Manager
Alchemy Production Group
Company Manager
Dave Ehle
Production Manager
Juniper Street Productions
Casting Director
Rachel Hoffman
Advertising Representative
Press Agent
Polk & Co
Production Stage Manager
Arturo Porazzi

Creative Team

David Hein
Music & Lyrics
Irene Sankoff
Christopher Ashley
Kelly Devine
Beowulf Boritt
Toni-Leslie James
Howell Binkley
Gareth Owen
Musical Supervision & Arrangements
Ian Eisendrath
August Eriksmoen