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Melbourne: The Australian premiere of “Come From Away” starts previews July 3

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The Australian premiere of Come From Away, which tells the true story of 7,000 airline passengers stranded in Newfoundland in the wake of September 11, begins performances at Melbourne's Comedy Theatre July 3 prior to an official opening July 20.

The company is led by Nicholas Brown (STC’s The Long Forgotten Dream) as Kevin J and others, Nathan Carter (Kinky Boots, Wicked) as Nick and others, Zoe Gertz (Les Miserables, Wicked) as Beverley and others, Simon Maiden (The Dressmaker, Romulus) as Oz and others, Muriel’s Wedding Sydney Theatre Award winner Laura Murphy as Janice and others, Richard Piper (Bell Shakespeare’s The War of the Roses) as Claude and others, Emma Powell (Les Miserables, Priscilla – Queen of the Desert) as Beulah and others, Helpmann nominee Katrina Retallick (STC’s Wharf Revue) as Diane and others, and Green Room nominee Kellie Rode (The Rocky Horror Show, Virgins) as Bonnie and others.

Producer Rodney Rigby said in an earlier statement, “The entire creative team is excited by the extraordinary cast that has been assembled for the Australian company of Come From Away, and we look forward to announcing additional members of the company early in 2019.”

The musical, which continues to play Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, features a book, music, and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein and is directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley, with musical staging by Kelly Devine, music supervision and arrangements by Ian Eisendrath, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and casting by Pippa Ailion CDG and Natalie Gallacher CDG.

Come From Away is produced in Australia by Rodney Rigby and Junkyard Dog Productions.

Tickets are available here.

By Andrew Gans for

Photo: The Australian cast of Come From Away. © 2019 Comedy Theatre.