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London, GBR: “Come From Away” sets closing date in West End of January 7, 2023
Friday, July 1, 2022
The London production of the international hit musical Come From Away, which welcomed audiences back to the Phoenix Theatre July 22, 2021, will play its final West End performance January 7, 2023. Upon closing, the musical will have played 1,048 performances in London following 47 performances in Dublin.
The current London cast includes Jenna Boyd as Beulah and others, James Doherty as Claude and others, Mark Dugdale as Kevin T/Garth and others, Alice Fearn as Beverley/Annette and others, Kate Graham as Diane and others, Robert Hands as Nick/Doug and others, Jonathan Andrew Hume as Kevin J/Ali and others, Gemma Knight Jones as Hannah and others, Kirsty Malpass as Bonnie and others, Harry Morrison as Oz and others, Emma Salvo as Janice and others, and Lejaun Sheppard as Bob and others, with Chiara Baronti, Ricardo Castro, Stuart Hickey, Alexander McMorran, Sarah Morrison, Lucy Park, Jennifer Tierney, and Matthew Whennell-Clark.
Come From Away tells the true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers during the wake of 9/11 and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them.
The musical has 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. The production also features 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, hair design by David Brian Brown, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and casting by Pippa Ailion and Natalie Gallacher.
The London production won four Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical.
Come From Away is produced in the U.K. by Junkyard Dog Productions and Smith & Brant Theatricals. Originally co-produced in 2015 by La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre, the musical made its way to a Broadway premiere in 2017, followed by a West End opening in 2019.
By Andrew Gans for playbill.com.
Photo: Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre, London, GBR.