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COME FROM AWAY North American Tour Recoups in 19 Weeks
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 08:48 am EST 03/07/19

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR OF THE TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL

COME FROM AWAY RECOUPS IN 19 WEEKS!

COME FROM AWAY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR NOMINATED FOR
4 LOS ANGELES DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS
BEST PRODUCTION
BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
BEST MUSICAL SCORE
BEST MUSIC DIRECTION

LONDON PRODUCTION OF COME FROM AWAY NOMINATED FOR
9 OLIVIER AWARDS INCLUDING
BEST NEW MUSICAL

Junkyard Dog Productions announce today that the critically-acclaimed North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning musical COME FROM AWAY has recouped its investment in 19 weeks. The North American Tour launched in October 2018 at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, is currently playing at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is booking into its 3rd year.

The North American Tour of COME FROM AWAY was just nominated for four LA Drama Critics Circle Awards, including Best Production, Best Ensemble Performance, Best Musical Score and Best Music Direction.

The London production of COME FROM AWAY just opened at the Phoenix Theatre and is 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.

Now in its third, sold-out year on Broadway, COME FROM AWAY recouped its $12 million Broadway capitalization in October 2017, in less than 8 months on Broadway, the quickest for any musical in the 2016/2017 season.

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 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.

WINNER! BEST MUSICAL ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
TONY AWARD WINNER FOR BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
Christopher Ashley
WINNER OF 5 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS (NYC) INCLUDING
Outstanding New Broadway Musical
WINNER OF 3 DRAMA DESK AWARDS (NYC) INCLUDING
Outstanding Musical
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)

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 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.

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 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.

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, 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.

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.”

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.
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