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Toronto: “Come From Away” is extended for 13 more weeks until May 31, 2020
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Toronto’s beloved and longest-running Canadian musical COME FROM AWAY will extend its run due to popular demand! Thirteen more weeks of performances will be added, from March 3 through May 31, 2020. This new block of tickets will go on sale Monday December 16, 2019.
COME FROM AWAY will return to its original home, the Royal Alexandra Theatre, on December 13, 2019 after playing 10 months at the Elgin Theatre.
Tickets for COME FROM AWAY will go on sale at 12:01AM Monday December 16 at www.mirvish.com or by phone at TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Group orders of 10 or more receive reduced rates.
COME FROM AWAY features Saccha Dennis, Steffi DiDomenicantonio, Barbara Fulton, Lisa Horner, James Kall, Jeff Madden, George Masswohl, Ali Momen, Cory O’Brien, Kristen Peace, Eliza-Jane Scott, Kevin Vidal, Clint Butler, Kate Etienne, Amir Haidar, Lori Nancy Kalamanski, David Silvestri and Cailin Stadnyk.
The COME FROM AWAY band features, Tristan Avakian, Linsey Beckett, Richard Evans, Bob Foster, Greg Hawco, Sean Kilbride, Jonathan Maharaj, Spencer Murray and Kim Ratcliffe.
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 & 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 & Outer Critics Circle Award winner and Tony Award nominee Gareth Owen, orchestrations by Olivier Award winner and Grammy & Tony Award nominee August Eriksmoen, and music arrangements by Olivier Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Ian Eisendrath.
The Tony Award-winning and Olivier Award-winning musical COME FROM AWAY is now in its third smash hit year on Broadway! COME FROM AWAY began performances on February 18, 2017 and officially opened to critical acclaim on March 12, 2017 at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), where the show continues to play to standing-room-only audiences.
COME FROM AWAY launched a second company in Canada in January 2018 with a sold out four-week engagement in Winnipeg followed by a return to Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre where it played to sold-out houses for a year. Due to the extraordinary demand for tickets, COME FROM AWAY transferred to Toronto’s Elgin Theatre for 10 months. COME FROM AWAY returns to its original home, the historic Royal Alexandra Theatre on December 13, 2019..
A third company of COME FROM AWAY launched a North American Tour across the United States and Canada at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018 and is currently booking into its 3rd year. The critically-acclaimed North American Tour of COME FROM AWAY recouped its investment in 19 weeks and recently won four LA Drama Critics Circle Awards, including Best Production, Best Ensemble Performance, Best Musical Score and Best Music Direction.
A fourth production of COME FROM AWAY opened to critical acclaim at London’s Phoenix Theatre, following a limited engagement at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin from December 6, 2018 to January 19, 2019. The London production of COME FROM AWAY recently won four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Outstanding Achievement in Music, Best Theatre Choreographer (Kelly Devine) and Best Sound Design (Gareth Owen).
A fifth production of COME FROM AWAY made its exclusive Australian premiere at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne beginning Wednesday, July 3, 2019 and officially opened on Saturday, July 20, 2019.
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), 4 Olivier Awards (London) including “Best New Musical,” 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding New Broadway Musical,” 3 Drama Desk Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding Musical,” 4 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards (North American Tour) including “Best Production,” 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).
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.
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 & Sherry Belkin, Marlene & Gary 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, Adam Blanshay Productions/Judith Ann Abrams Productions, Bill & Linda Potter/Rosemary & Kenneth Willman, and La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre.
COME FROM AWAY was developed at the Canadian Music Theatre Project (Michael Rubinoff Producer, Sheridan College in Oakville, ON), and was further developed at Goodspeed Musicals’ Festival of New Artists, in East Haddam, CT. It was also part of the National Alliance of Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals in New York 2013. The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, and the Fifth Avenue Theatre in Seattle, WA, also provided development support.
Regular Performance Schedule:
Tuesday - Saturday at 8:00 PM
Wednesday at 1:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM
2019/20 Holiday Performance Schedule
Tuesday December 24 1:30PM
Thursday December 26 1:30PM & 8PM
Friday December 27 8PM
Saturday December 28 2PM & 8PM
Sunday December 29 2PM & 8PM
Tuesday December 31 1:30PM
Thursday January 2 1:30PM & 8PM
Friday January 3 8PM
Saturday January 4 2PM & 8PM
Sunday January 5 2PM & 7PM
Tuesday December 24 8PM
Wednesday December 25 1:30PM & 8PM
Tuesday December 31 8PM
Wednesday January 1 1:30PM & 8PM
The Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. West, Toronto
Available online at www.mirvish.com
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