COME FROM AWAY to Open at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

September 15, 2016

COME FROM AWAY
TO OPEN AT BROADWAY’S GERALD SCHOENFELD THEATRE SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017
PREVIEWS BEGIN SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017

(New York, NY) Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC’s Ford’s Theatre (Friday, September 2 – Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016).

Tickets for COME FROM AWAY will go on sale exclusively for American Express Card Members beginning Tuesday, October 11, 2016. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, October 11 at 10am EST through Tuesday, October 18 at 9:59am EST by visiting www.telecharge.com or calling 212.239.6200.  

Beginning Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 10am EST, COME FROM AWAY tickets will be available through Audience Rewards (www.AudienceRewards.com), The Official Rewards Program of Broadway & the Arts™. Members of the program will be able to purchase tickets and earn Audience Rewards Bonus ShowPoints through Monday, October 24 at 9:59am EST.  

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, October 24, 2016 at 10am EST, and will be available at www.telecharge.com (212.239.6200).  

Tickets range from $47 - $157 (including the $2 facility fee).

Beginning Saturday, February 18, the playing schedule for COME FROM AWAY is as follows: Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Beginning Tuesday, March 13, the playing schedule 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. Please note: There will be two performances on Sunday, February 19 at 2pm and 7pm. There will be no 2pm matinee on Wednesday, February 22.

The Broadway, Toronto and Gander cast of COME FROM AWAY will feature Petrina Bromley (Stratford’s As You Like It); Geno Carr (The Old Globe’s Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas); Jenn Colella (If/Then); Joel Hatch (Annie); Rodney Hicks (The Scottsboro Boys); Kendra Kassebaum (Wicked); Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis); Lee MacDougall (Stratford’s The Music Man); Caesar Samayoa (Sister Act); Q. Smith (Mary Poppins); Astrid Van Wieren (North American premiere of Mamma Mia!); Sharon Wheatley (Avenue Q); Josh Breckenridge (The Scottsboro Boys); Susan Dunstan (The Lion King US National Tour); Tamika Lawrence (If/Then) and Tony LePage (Rock of Ages).

With a book, music and lyrics by Canadians Irene Sankoff & David Hein, COME FROM AWAY is directed by Tony Award nominee Christopher Ashley (Memphis), choreographed by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky),  with music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story),  scenic design by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt (Act One), costume design by Tony Award nominee Toni-Leslie James (Jelly’s Last Jam), lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Hamilton), sound design by Tony Award nominee Gareth Owen (End of the Rainbow), orchestrations by Tony Award nominee August Eriksmoen (Bright Star), music arrangements by Ian Eisendrath and casting by Telsey + Company.

In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world.

On September 11, 2001 the world stopped.  On September 12, their stories moved us all.

Following sold-out, record-breaking, critically acclaimed world premiere engagements at La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre and presented in 2016 by Ford’s Theatre, COME FROM AWAY landed on the “Best Theater of 2015” lists in the Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, San Diego Union Tribune, and Times of San Diego. 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 of Variety raved, “Superb! Canadians 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.”
COME FROM AWAY is produced by Junkyard Dog Productions, 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/Majorie & 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.

American Airlines is the official airline partner for COME FROM AWAY.

COME FROM AWAY was originally co-produced in 2015 by La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theater and presented in 2016 by Ford’s Theatre.  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, Steve and Paula Reynolds and The Fifth Avenue Theatre, Seattle WA also provided development support.

Please visit: www.ComeFromAway.com.

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