|COME FROM AWAY announces Broadway cast for September 21, 2021 return|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 02:16 pm EDT 08/12/21|
|COME BACK TOGETHER
COME FROM AWAY
The hit musical based on the remarkable true story
De’Lon Grant, Joel Hatch, Caesar Samayoa, James Seol, Q. Smith, Pearl Sun, Rachel Tucker, Astrid Van Wieren, Emily Walton, Jim Walton, Sharon Wheatley, Paul Whitty, Josh Breckenridge, John Jellison, Tony LePage, Monette McKay, Happy McPartlin and Julie Reiber
TO THE ROCK!
THE TONY & OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL COME FROM AWAY
RETURNS TO BROADWAY TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2021
AT THE GERALD SCHOENFELD THEATRE
TICKETS NOW ON SALE THROUGH JUNE 26, 2022
(New York, NY) The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical COME FROM AWAY will return to Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, featuring De’Lon Grant; Joel Hatch; Caesar Samayoa; James Seol; Q. Smith; Pearl Sun; Olivier Award nominee Rachel Tucker; Astrid Van Wieren; Emily Walton; Jim Walton; Sharon Wheatley; Paul Whitty; Josh Breckenridge; John Jellison; Tony LePage; Monette McKay; Happy McPartlin and Julie Reiber. Please Note: Friday, October 8, Petrina Bromley will return as Bonnie & others.
Tickets are now on sale at www.telecharge.com (212.239.6200).
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 (236 West 45th Street), where the show continued to play to standing-room-only audiences until it was forced to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 12, 2020, the evening of its third anniversary on Broadway. On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, COME FROM AWAY will return to Broadway to play its 1,251st performance.
COME FROM AWAY features a book, music and lyrics by Olivier, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award winners and Grammy and two-time Tony Award nominees Irene Sankoff & David Hein, direction by Tony Award winner and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Christopher Ashley, musical staging by Olivier Award winner and two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine, and music supervision by Olivier Award winner and 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 Olivier & Outer Critics Circle Award winner and Tony Award nominee Gareth Owen, orchestrations by Olivier Award winner and Grammy & Tony Award nominee August Eriksmoen, and music arrangements by Olivier Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Ian Eisendrath.
The Olivier Award-winning production of COME FROM AWAY reopened on London’s West End on Thursday, July 22, 2021, to a sold-out audience. The smash hit Australian production of COME FROM AWAY was the first of the five international productions to return to the stage beginning performances in Sydney on Thursday, June 3, 2021. The Australian production begins its tour in Canberra on November 4, 2021, where it just broke the record for first week of ticket sales. The North American Tour will reopen Tuesday, October 5, 2021, in Memphis. The Toronto production is aiming to resume performances in fall 2021.
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), 4 Olivier Awards (London) including “Best New Musical,” 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding New Broadway Musical,” 3 Drama Desk Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding Musical,” 4 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards (North American Tour) including “Best Production,” 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).
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 & David Hein served as album producers.
Apple Original Films’ filmed version of the Tony & Olivier Award-winning hit musical COME FROM AWAY, produced by eOne, Hasbro’s entertainment studio, will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 10. COME FROM AWAY, which will mark the first Broadway show to be streamed by Apple TV+, is directed by Tony Award-winner Christopher Ashley, who directed the original Broadway production, and stars an ensemble cast led by members of the Broadway show. The live performance of COME FROM AWAY was filmed in New York at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in May 2021, where the Broadway production is staged, for an audience that included 9/11 survivors and front-line workers; and, employed over 200 people including members of the Broadway crew, staff and creative teams.
Tickets for COME FROM AWAY are on now sale at www.telecharge.com (212.239.6200) through Sunday, June 26, 2022. They range from $49 - $167 (including $2 facility fee). Group tickets are also available through Sunday, June 26, 2022. 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 two tickets per person, subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are accepted.
Buy tickets for COME FROM AWAY now for any performance through January 17, 2022, and you can either refund or exchange your tickets into any other date until two hours before the performance.
The playing schedule for COME FROM AWAY on Broadway is as follows through Sunday, December 12, 2021: Tuesday through Saturday at 7pm, with matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. Beginning Tuesday, December 14, 2021, the playing schedule for COME FROM AWAY on Broadway is as follows: Tuesday through Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees on Wednesday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm.
The Shubert Organization is committed to the health and safety of all members of the Broadway community—theatre employees, production staff, cast, and audience members.
To ensure the safety of everyone in the theatre, the following policies will be in place.
For performances through October 31, 2021:
· VACCINATIONS REQUIRED: All guests must be fully vaccinated to enter the theatre and must present digital or physical proof at the door.
· MASKS REQUIRED: All guests must wear a properly fitting mask over the nose and mouth in the theatre except when eating or drinking in designated areas.
· Children under 12 and people with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination may show proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
· PHOTO ID: Guests ages 18 and older must present a valid government-issued photo ID. Guests under 18 may also show a school photo ID. Guests under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements.
· Guests who do not comply with these policies will be denied entry or asked to leave the theatre.
View Details and Terms & Conditions
For performances starting November 1, 2021: Policies will be announced at a later date.
Safety guidelines will continue to be updated on the official COME FROM AWAY website.
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 & Sherry 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, Adam Blanshay Productions/Judith Ann Abrams Productions, Bill & Linda Potter/Rosemary & Kenneth Willman, and La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre.
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.
For more information visit: www.ComeFromAway.com.
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“BEAUTIFULLY GIVES PEOPLE REASON TO COME TO THE THEATER—AND COME TOGETHER.” – Chicago Tribune
“A MIGHTY MUSICAL THAT REMINDS US OF THE POWER OF HUMAN GOODNESS!” – Los Angeles Times
“EXUBERANT! THE IMPACT IT’S HAVING ON HEARTS AND MINDS IS REMARKABLE. AN EFFERVESCENT MUSICAL ANTIDOTE FOR WHAT AILS THE AMERICAN SOUL.” – The Washington Post
“THIS STORY TOUCHED THE WORLD AND CELEBRATES THE BEST THAT WE CAN ALL BE. WE NEED IT, ESPECIALLY RIGHT NOW.” – Tom Brokaw, NBC News
CRITIC’S PICK! “THE CATHARSIS WE NEED IN THIS AMERICAN MOMENT. A GALE OF GOOD WILL BLOWS OUT OF THIS SMART, ROBUST SHOW.” – The New York 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.” – Newsweek
“A GLOBAL PHENOMENON!” – The Guardian
“THIS MIRACULOUS MASTERPIECE IS TOTALLY, SOUL-FEEDINGLY WONDERFUL.” – Time Out
PETRINA BROMLEY (Bonnie & others beginning October 8). Stratford Festival: As You Like It, The Hypochondriac; Royal Alexandra/La Jolla Playhouse/Seattle Rep: Come From Away; National Arts Centre: Enron, The Sound of Music, Tartuffe, Metamorphoses; Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland: Oil and Water; AfterImage; Fear of Flight. Twitter: @petieb. Ms. Bromley proudly hails from Newfoundland and Labrador.
DE’LON GRANT (Bob & others) makes his Broadway debut! Broadway National Tours: Jersey Boys. To my family, friends and mentors, thank you for your constant love and support. www.thedelon.com, social: @thedelondotcom
JOEL HATCH (Claude & others). Broadway: Billy Elliot, Annie. Off-Broadway: Adding Machine (Obie, Lucille Lortel awards). National tours: Show Boat, Ragtime, Beauty and the Beast. Regional: Goodman: House and Garden, Chicago Shakes: Cymbeline, Writers Theatre: Another Part of the Forest, Indiana Rep: Inherit the Wind, Alliance Theatre: Bull Durham. TV: “Succession,” “The Good Wife,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Elementary,” “Prison Break,” “The Blacklist.” Film: Come From Away (Apple TV+).
CAESAR SAMAYOA (Kevin J./Ali & others). Broadway: Sister Act, The Peewee Herman Show. Select Off-Broadway: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Delacorte Theater), Shakespeare’s R&J, Bernstein’s Mass (Carnegie Hall). Select TV/Film: Come From Away, “Ray Donovan,” “Ab Fab,” Si’ Laraby. Credits include leading roles in film, TV, Off-Broadway and regional theatre companies including The Public Theater, Yale Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Goodspeed Musicals and Tectonic Theater Project. Caesar has also appeared as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and various national and international concert tours. BFA, Ithaca College. CaesarSamayoa.com. @CaesarSamayoa
JAMES SEOL (Kevin T./Garth & others) Select Theatre: Half the Sky (5th Avenue Theatre); Henry VI (NAATCO); KPOP (Ars Nova/Ma-Yi/Woodshed Collective, Lucille Lortel Award Nomination); The Great Leap (Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination); Vietgone (ACT); The Four Immigrants, Tokyo Fish Story (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Goodspeed Musicals, Paper Mill Playhouse); Zombie: the American (Woolly Mammoth); Hamlet (Hartford Stage); Timon of Athens (Shakespeare Theatre Company). TV: “The Flight Attendant” (HBO Max); “Living with Yourself” (Netflix); “Insomnia” (Webseries). Education: Juilliard, University of Virginia.
Q. SMITH (Hannah & others). A heartfelt thank you to my amazing cast members, Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Christopher Ashley, the entire creative team, crew, the coolest band on Broadway, Junkyard Dog Productions, and BRS/GAGE. And very special thank you to my parents and family for always believing in me. To my Light and my son, Caleb, I love you forever. I dedicate my this show to Hannah O’Rourke and her family. Ithaca College Graduate. Psalm 139. www.QdotSmith.com
PEARL SUN (Bonnie & others September 21 through October 7). Broadway: If/Then, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Off-Broadway: Assassins, Merrily We Roll Along, Happiness, The Seven. National tours/regional: Next to Normal, Into the Woods, The Price, Bernstein’s Mass, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. TV: “New Amsterdam”, “The Blacklist”, “Orange Is the New Black,” “Gotham” and “The Good Wife.” Special thanks to the Junkyard Dogs, Jed at KMR Talent, Rachel at Telsey & Co., Danny, Ricky, and this phenomenal cast and crew. For Johannes & Max.
RACHEL TUCKER (Beverley/Annette and others). Come From Away (London; Olivier Award nomination), Wicked, The Last Ship, Two, Communicating Doors, Farragut North and We Will Rock You. TV: “Informer” and “I’d Do Anything” (BBC). Her solo tour Rachel Tucker: Live in Concert coincided with the release of her recent album On the Road. This year Rachel released her own EP, Lessons and just filmed a new Northern Irish TV drama, “Hope Street” for BBC which can be seen on Brit Box later this year.
ASTRID VAN WIEREN (Beulah & others). A professional actor for more than two decades; Astrid originated and performed this beautiful role in La Jolla, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Toronto (Dora award nominee). Other premiere theatre credits include creating leads in Belles Soeurs: The Musical (Montreal) and in Colony of Unrequited Dreams (St. John's, Newfoundland). Her stellar performance in the drama This Wide Night in its Canadian Premiere netted her a Dora award for Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role. Film credits include starring in the indie feature The River You Step In. theriveryoustepin.com
EMILY WALTON (Janice & others) is thrilled to be a part of the Broadway company after touring the USA as Janice & Others for a year! Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher, August: Osage County. Off-Broadway: Darling Grenadine (Roundabout), Ride the Cyclone (MCC), Women Without Men (Mint Theater), Eager to Lose (Ars Nova). Regional: Meet Me in St. Louis (Muny), Darling Grenadine (Goodspeed). Film/TV: Submission, 5 Doctors, “Search Party” (TBS). Solo album: Little Longings. ladyemilywalton.com
JIM WALTON (Nick/Doug & others). Broadway: Sunset Boulevard, She Loves Me, On the 20th Century, The Music Man, 42nd Street, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along. Off-Broadway: And the World Goes ’Round, Scrambled Feet. On PBS: “Follies in Concert,” “Crazy for You,” “Company,” “Sondheim! The Birthday Concert.” Film: Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened. Remembering and honoring Rebecca Koborie.
SHARON WHEATLEY (Diane & others) originated the role of Diane, also appearing in the film version and on the cast recording. Previous Broadway includes Avenue Q, Les Misérables, Cats and The Phantom of the Opera. Also a writer, her book ’Til The Fat Girl Sings is available on her website www.sharonwheatley.com and on Amazon. Sharon is joyfully mother to Charlotte and Tobi who make life rich and fun. Many thanks to Rachel Hoffman, Craig Holzberg, Chris Ashley and always, Martha.
PAUL WHITTY (Oz & others). Broadway: Once, Gettin’ the Band Back Together, Amélie, The Full Monty. Off-Broadway: Once, Bayonets of Angst, Violet, Twelfth Night. Regional: Pittsburgh CLO, Muny, Old Globe, A.R.T., Berkeley Rep, CTG, Actors Theatre, Two River, Le Petit. Film/TV: Come From Away, Song One, “Law & Order SVU.” BFA; UNCSA. For Katie, Amelie, Robin, and Francesca.
JOSH BRECKENRIDGE (Standby/Dance Captain). Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys, The Ritz. Off- Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys, Saved. Nat’l Tour: The Book of Mormon. Reg’l includes: Dave (Arena Stage), Sunday…George (Huntington), The Whipping Man (KC Rep), Tales of the City (A.C.T.), Memphis (La Jolla/5th Ave). Film: “Finding Me: Truth.” TV: “American Rust,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Blacklist,” “FBI,” “Finding Me: The Series.” BFA: CCM. Recording artist: J. Breckenridge/Debut album: Monotony. www.j-breckenridge.com
JOHN JELLISON (Standby). Broadway: Motown; Memphis; All Shook Up; Phantom; Caroline, or Change; Oklahoma!; Putting It Together; On the Town; Capeman; Titanic; Crazy for You; Nick & Nora; Me and My Girl; Anything Goes; Sunday in the Park…; Mastergate; Baby; Wind in the Willows; Sweet Bird..; Zalmen..Off-Broadway: Original Assassins, A New Brain.
TONY LePAGE (Standby) is a proud East Coast Canadian. Broadway: Rock of Ages. International (selected): The Greatest Showman (vocal ensemble), The Boys in the Photograph, The Boy From Oz, Urinetown, The Last Five Years, Joseph, The Rocky Horror Show, Seussical.... This is for my family and my beautiful fiancée, Courtney.
MONETTE McKAY (Standby). Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (OBC), Mamma Mia!, Memphis, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. “Trust your intuition and trust your gut. Trust that you are not alone. Trust that your despair will not break you. Trust in your voice. Trust your dopeness. Trust your ingenuity. And trust your purpose, even if you have yet to unlock it.” Dedicated to you and me.
HAPPY McPARTLIN (Standby). Broadway: Hands on a Hardbody. National tours: Memphis, Hairspray, The Full Monty. Regional: Ford’s Theatre: Come From Away, 110 in the Shade; Stages Repertory: Next to Normal; Shakespeare Theatre: The Secret Garden; Paper Mill & TUTS: Curtains; Geva: …Spelling Bee; others: The Drowsy Chaperone, Les Misérables, Urinetown. For Bricker, Bradley & MDRJIRHnDF
JULIE REIBER (Standby) is so grateful to be telling this exceptional story again. Broadway: Wicked (Elphaba) Priscilla Queen of the Desert, All Shook Up, Newsies, BKLYN, On a Clear Day. Soloist with symphonies domestic and international. Grateful mama to my two girls. FB@JulieReiber Twitter@JulieReiber www.juliereiber.com.
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