|NEW BLOCK OF TICKETS ON SALE FOR BROADWAY'S COME FROM AWAY FOR PERFORMANCES THROUGH MARCH 2020|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 06:29 pm EST 03/05/19|
|“A GLOBAL PHENOMENON, AND YOU CAN SEE WHY.” - Michael Billington, The Guardian
NEW BLOCK OF TICKETS ON SALE
FOR THE TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL COME FROM AWAY
FOR PERFORMANCES THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2020
EXCLUSIVE PRE-SALE FOR AMERICAN EXPRESS® CARDHOLDERS
BEGINS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019 AT 9:59AM EST
AUDIENCE REWARDS PRE-SALE
BEGINS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019 AT 9:59AM EST
GENERAL ON-SALE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019 AT 10AM EST
COME FROM AWAY STARTING ITS 3RD SMASH HIT YEAR ON BROADWAY
LONDON PRODUCTION OF COME FROM AWAY JUST NOMINATED FOR
9 OLIVIER AWARDS INCLUDING
BEST NEW MUSICAL
WINNER! BEST MUSICAL ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
TONY AWARD WINNER FOR BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
WINNER OF 5 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS (NYC) INCLUDING
Outstanding New Broadway Musical
WINNER OF 3 DRAMA DESK AWARDS (NYC) INCLUDING
WINNER OF 4 HELEN HAYES AWARDS (D.C.) INCLUDING
Outstanding Production of a Musical
WINNER OF 4 GYPSY ROSE LEE AWARDS (SEATTLE) INCLUDING
Excellence in Production of a Musical
WINNER OF 6 SAN DIEGO CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS INCLUDING
Outstanding New Musical
WINNER OF 3 TORONTO THEATRE CRITICS AWARDS INCLUDING
Best New Musical
WINNER OF 3 DORA AWARDS (TORONTO) INCLUDING
Outstanding Musical Production
Outstanding New Musical/Opera
WINNER OF 2017 JON KAPLAN AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD (TORONTO)
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(New York, NY) A new block of tickets for performances through Sunday, March 1, 2020, for the Tony Award-winning, international smash hit musical COME FROM AWAY, go on sale exclusively for American Express® Card Members beginning Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 9:59am EST. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public through Wednesday, March 13 at 9:58am EST, by visiting www.telecharge.com or calling 212.239.6200.
Beginning at 9:59am EST on Wednesday, March 13, the new block of tickets will be available through Audience Rewards (www.AudienceRewards.com), The Official Rewards Program of Broadway & the Arts™. Members of the program will be able to purchase tickets and earn Audience Rewards Bonus ShowPoints through Wednesday, March 20 at 9:59am EST.
The new block of tickets for COME FROM AWAY will go on sale to the general public beginning Wednesday, March 20 at 10am EST, and will be available at www.telecharge.com (212.239.6200) or at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre box office (236 West 45th Street).
This morning the London production of COME FROM AWAY which just opened at the Phoenix Theatre was nominated for 9 Olivier Awards: Best New Musical, Outstanding Achievement in Music, Best Director (Christopher Ashley), Best Theatre Choreographer (Kelly Devine), Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical (Clive Carter), Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical (Robert Hands), Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical (Rachel Tucker), Best Lighting Design (Howell Binkley), Best Sound Design (Gareth Owen). The 2019 Olivier Awards will be presented Sunday, April 7, 2019.
COME FROM AWAY just entered its third smash hit year on Broadway where it recouped its $12 million capitalization in less than 8 months on Broadway, the quickest recoupment for any musical of the 2016/2017 season. 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, where it has played to over 100% capacity for 105 of its 108 weeks on Broadway.
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), 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding New Broadway Musical,” 3 Drama Desk Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding Musical,” 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).
The Tony Award-winning musical 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 just transferred to Toronto’s Elgin Theatre where the production is in its second year.
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. The tour was just nominated for 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 just 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. For more information visit www.ComeFromAwayLondon.co.uk.
A fifth production of COME FROM AWAY will make its exclusive Australian premiere at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne in July 2019. For news, ticket sales updates and to join the waitlist visit www.ComeFromAway.com.au.
Critics around the world are raving about the international smash hit musical COME FROM AWAY:
CRITICS PICK! “THE CATHARSIS WE NEED IN THIS AMERICAN MOMENT. A gale of good will blows out of this smart, robust show. Even the most stalwart cynics may have trouble staying dry-eyed during this portrait of heroic hospitality under extraordinary pressure.”
– Ben Brantley, New York Times
“THIS STORY TOUCHED THE WORLD AND CELEBRATES THE BEST THAT WE CAN ALL BE. It speaks to what people really feel in their hearts. I’ve seen COME FROM AWAY twice and I’m still very moved by it. We need it, especially right now.
– Tom Brokaw, NBC News
“THIS IS THE SHOW WE ALL NEED RIGHT NOW!”
– Nick Curtis, Sunday London Times
“A GEM! POWERFUL, HEART-WARMING AND VERY FUNNY. A CELEBRATION OF HUMANITY. The tremendous buzz is entirely justified!”
– J. Kelly Nestruck, Globe & Mail
“THIS MIRACULOUS MASTERPIECE IS TOTALLY, SOUL-FEEDINGLY WONDERFUL.”
- Alice Saville, Time Out London
“EVERY NEW YORKER MUST SEE THIS SHOW. This timeless and emotionally fulfilling musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein is a celebration of hope and optimism.”
– Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post
“AN EFFERVESCENT MUSICAL ANTIDOTE FOR WHAT AILS THE AMERICAN SOUL.”
– Peter Marks, Washington Post
"A PHENOM ON BROADWAY AND ABROAD! OPENHEARTED AND EXHILARATING."
- Misha Berson, The Seattle Times
“IRRESISTIBLE AND INSPIRING. It’s a musical that gets everything right.”
-Dominic Maxwell, The London Times
“IT DOES WHAT ALL THE BEST MUSICALS DO: It takes you to a place where you didn’t know you wanted to go, and makes you not want to leave!”
– Joe Westerfeld, Newsweek
“A MIGHTY MUSICAL THAT REMINDS US OF THE POWER OF HUMAN GOODNESS!”
– Charles McNulty, LA Times
“THIS MUSICAL IS A GEM, A TONIC, AND A REMINDER OF WHAT MATTERS.”
- Sarah Hemming, Financial Times
COME FROM AWAY features a book, music and lyrics by Grammy and two-time Tony Award nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award winners Irene Sankoff & David Hein, direction by Tony Award winner and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Christopher Ashley, musical staging by two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine, and music supervision by Grammy Award nominee Ian Eisendrath.
COME FROM AWAY features Petrina Bromley; Geno Carr; Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Dora, Helen Hayes & Craig Noel Award winner Jenn Colella; Alex Finke; De’Lon Grant; Joel Hatch; Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball; Caesar Samayoa; Q. Smith; Astrid Van Wieren; Jim Walton; Sharon Wheatley; Josh Breckenridge; John Jellison; Tamika Lawrence; Tony LePage; Happy McPartlin and Julie Reiber.
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 Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Gareth Owen, orchestrations by Grammy and Tony Award nominee August Eriksmoen, and music arrangements by Grammy Award nominee Ian Eisendrath.
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 www.TheMusicalCompany.com.
HBO Canada presented the world television premiere of “YOU ARE HERE: A COME FROM AWAY STORY” on the 17thanniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 9 pm (EST). The poignant new 84-minute Bell Media Original Documentary tells the story of how a small community in Gander, Newfoundland welcomed more than 6,500 ‘Come From Aways’ on September 11, 2001. Following its broadcast premiere, the documentary will also join CraveTV in 2019.
The Mark Gordon Company will produce and finance a feature film adaptation of COME FROM AWAY. Two-time Tony Award nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award winners Irene Sankoff and David Hein, who wrote the book, music and lyrics, will adapt the feature screenplay for the project and Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley will direct. MGC’s Mark Gordon will produce.
COME FROM AWAY has partnering with The Happy Hour Guys to create Islander Pale Ale, the fifth beer in the Broadway Brews collection with a special collaboration between Brooklyn-based brewery Five Boroughs Brewing Co. and Newfoundland-based brewery YellowBelly Brewery. A portion of the proceeds of Islander Pale Ale will benefit Tuesday’s Children, a non-profit organization that supports youth, families, and communities impacted by terrorism and traumatic loss. A lively, highly drinkable pale ale bursting with the essence of Newfoundland with fruit, pine and sea spray, Islander Pale Ale is only available on tap at select bars & venues throughout NYC.
COME FROM AWAY, which recouped its $12 million capitalization in less than 8 months on Broadway, broke its own box office record at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre for the week ending December 31, 2017. COME FROM AWAY’s gross for the week was $1,834,218.00, the highest for any eight or nine-show week in the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre’s 100-year history.
Following sold-out, record-breaking, critically-acclaimed engagements at La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre and now, on Broadway, COME FROM AWAY has landed on the “Best Theater of the Year” lists in TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, NY1, Seattle Times, San Diego Union Tribune, Toronto Star, The Stage, The Advocate, Huffington Post, Newsday, Thrillist, and was featured in The New York Times’ “Memorable Theatre of 2016.” Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times called the show “An affecting, stirring and unpretentious new musical. Christopher Ashley's production lets the simple goodness of ordinary people outshine sensational evil,” and Bob Verini Variety raved, “Superb! Irene Sankoff and David Hein have forged a moving, thoroughly entertaining tribute to international amity and the indomitable human spirit.” Peter Marks of the Washington Post called COME FROM AWAY, “a heartwarming, compelling and refreshing musical packed with goodwill. The score has an infectious vitality. My heart leaped several times,” and Karen Fricker of the Toronto Star exclaimed, “Christopher Ashley’s sophisticated, tightly executed production has a driving pace that grabs the audience’s attention and barely let’s go.”
Tickets for COME FROM AWAY on Broadway are on sale at www.telecharge.com (212.239.6200) and the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre box office (236 West 45th Street), and range from $59 - $187 (including the $2 facility fee). A limited number of $38 general rush tickets (including the $2 facility fee) will be available at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre box office when it opens for that day’s performance(s). Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are accepted.
The playing schedule for COME FROM AWAY is as follows: Tuesday through Thursday at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 8pm.
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 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, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams Productions, Bill & Linda Potter/Rosemary & Kenneth Willman, and La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre.
American Airlines is the official airline partner for COME FROM AWAY.
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, DC and Mirvish Productions at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, CA. 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, CT. The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, and the Fifth Avenue Theatre in Seattle WA also provided development support.
Please visit: www.ComeFromAway.com.
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