Shea’s Buffalo Theatre announced the national tour of “Come From Away,” a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its return for a limited engagement Dec. 13-18. Tickets are on sale Thursday and start at $35. This musical is part of the M&T Bank 2022-23 Broadway Series, presented by Shea's and Albert Nocciolino.
The touring production of “Come From Away” currently stars Marika Aubrey, Kevin Carolan, Harter Clingman, Steffi Didomenicantonio, Nick Duckart, Chamblee Ferguson, Christine Toy Johnson, Julie Johnson, James Earl Jones II, Kristen Peace, Danielle K. Thomas, Jeremy Woodard, Jenny Ashman, Jane Bunting, Amelia Cormack, Aaron Michael Ray, Kilty Reidy and Brandon Springman.
“Come From Away” features a book, music and lyrics by Olivier, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle award-winners, and Grammy and two-time Tony award-nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein; direction by Tony Award-winner and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner Christopher Ashley; musical staging by Olivier Award-winner and two-time Tony Award-nominee Kelly Devine; and music supervision by Olivier Award-winner and Grammy Award-nominee Ian Eisendrath.
“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 Olivier and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Gareth Owen, orchestrations by Olivier Award-winner and Grammy and Tony Award-nominee August Eriksmoen, music arrangements by Olivier Award-winner and Grammy Award-nominee Ian Eisendrath, and casting by Telsey + Company.
“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 Sept. 11, 2001, the world stopped. On Sept. 12, their stories moved us all.
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); four Olivier Awards (London), including “Best New Musical”; five Outer Critics Circle Awards (NYC), including “Outstanding New Broadway Musical”; three Drama Desk Awards (NYC), including “Outstanding Musical”; four Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards (North American Tour), including “Best Production”; four Helen Hayes Awards (D.C.), including “Outstanding Production of a Musical”; four Gypsy Rose Lee Awards (Seattle), including “Excellence in Production of a Musical”; six San Diego Critics Circle Awards, including “Outstanding New Musical”; three Toronto Theatre Critics Awards, including “Best New Musical”; three Dora Awards (Toronto), including “Outstanding New Musical/Opera” and “Outstanding Production”; and the 2017 Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award (Toronto).
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.
Apple Original Films’ filmed version of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning hit musical “Come From Away,” produced by eOne, Hasbro’s entertainment studio, premiered globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.
“Come From Away,” which marks the first Broadway show to be streamed by Apple TV+, is directed by Tony Award-winner Christopher Ashley, who directed the original Broadway production, and stars an ensemble cast led by members of the Broadway show. The live performance of “Come From Away” was filmed in New York at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in May 2021, where the Broadway production is staged, for an audience that included 9/11 survivors and front-line workers; and employed over 200 people, including members of the Broadway crew, staff and creative teams.
“Come From Away” is produced by Junkyard Dog Productions (Randy Adams, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff, and Sue Frost), Jerry Frankel, Latitude Link, Smith and Brant Theatricals, Steve and Paula Reynolds, David Mirvish, Michael Rubinoff, Alhadeff Productions, Michael Alden and Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Sam Levy, Rodney Rigby, Spencer Ross, Richard Winkler, Yonge Street Theatricals, Sheridan College, Michael and Ellise Coit, Ronald Frankel, Sheri and Les Biller, Richard and Sherry Belkin, Marlene and Gary Cohen, Allan Detsky and 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 and Terry McNicholas, Maureen and Joel Benoliel/Marjorie and Ron Danz, Pamela Cooper/Corey Brunish, Demos Bizar/Square 1 Theatrics, Joshua Goodman/Lauren Stevens, Adam Blanshay Productions/Judith Ann Abrams Productions, Bill and Linda Potter/Rosemary and 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, D.C., and Mirvish Productions at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. “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, Connecticut. The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, and the Fifth Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington, also provided development support.