New York: “Come From Away” will close on Broadway on October 2, 2022
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Come From Away will play its final performance at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre October 2. The production will have played 25 previews and 1,670 regular performances at the time of closing, when it will be the 49th longest-running show in Broadway history, and the longest tenant in the 105-year history of the Schoenfeld.
The production received 7 2017 Tony nominations including Best Musical, with Christopher Ashley winning Best Director of a Musical.
Come From Away is currently playing tours in North America and Australia, and received four Olivier awards, including Best Musical, in London's West End, where it will continue to play. Come From Away is set to return to Toronto following a run at Ottawa's National Arts Centre in 2024.
The Critics’ Choice Award-nominated live filmed version of Come From Away, captured during the COVID-19 shutdown, is streaming globally on Apple TV+.
Come From Away currently features Petrina Bromley, De’Lon Grant, Becky Gulsvig, Caesar Samayoa, James Seol, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren, Emily Walton, Jim Walton, Gene Weygandt, Sharon Wheatley, Paul Whitty, Josh Breckenridge, John Jellison, Tony LePage, Monette McKay, Happy McPartlin and Julie Reiber.
Original Broadway cast member Jenn Colella will return as Beverley/Annette & others—a performance that earned her a 2017 Tony nomination and Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Craig Noel, Helen Hayes, and Dora Awards—on Broadway for a limited engagement from June 21 through August 7. Sharone Sayegh (The Band’s Visit) will join the Broadway company directly from the North American tour June 21 as Bonnie & others.
Olivier nominee Rachel Tucker will return to the role of Beverley/Annette & others August 9, with original Broadway cast member Newfoundlander Petrina Bromley set to return to the role of Bonnie & others September 27.
Come From Away tells the true story of 7,000 air passengers stranded in Gander, Newfoundland in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The ensemble cast take on a variety of roles, from travelers to locals to airline personnel.
The show features music, lyrics, and a book by Irene Sankoff and David Hein with direction by Tony winner Christopher Ashley, choreography by Olivier winner 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 Rachel Hoffman of The Telsey Office.
By Margaret Hall for playbill.com.