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Come from Away
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Music Irene Sankoff
David Hein
Lyrics Irene Sankoff
David Hein
Book Irene Sankoff
David Hein
Productions 2013 Sheridan College
2015 San Diego
2015 Seattle
2016 Washington, D.C.
2016 Toronto
2017 Broadway
2018 Winnipeg
2018 Toronto
Awards Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical
Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Broadway Musical

Come from Away is a musical with book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. It is set in the week following the September 11 attacks and tells the true story of what transpired when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon. The characters in the musical are based on (and in most cases share the names of) real Gander residents as well as some of the 7,000 stranded travelers they housed and fed.

The musical has been received by audiences and critics as a cathartic reminder of the capacity for human kindness in even the darkest of times[1] and the triumph of humanity over hate.[2]

After being workshopped in 2012 and first produced at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario in 2013, it went on to have record-breaking runs at the La Jolla Playhouse and the Seattle Repertory Theatre in 2015, and at the Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., and the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto in 2016.[3] It opened on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 12, 2017, and became a critical and box office success, routinely playing to standing-room-only audiences even during previews.

Baz Bamigboye announced on Twitter on June 7th 2018 that a London production of Come From Away would be coming in February 2019. He said the show will first premiere in The Abbey Theatre in Dublin in December and then would transfer to The Phoenix Theatre. He also stated that an official announcement would come on Canada day.

At the 71st Tony Awards, it was nominated for seven awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book of a Musical and Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Jenn Colella, ultimately winning for Best Direction of a Musical.

History and productions[edit]

The idea for the show was first conceived by Michael Rubinoff, a Toronto lawyer, theatre producer, and Associate Dean of Visual and Performing Arts at Sheridan College in Oakville.[4] After approaching various writing teams about the project, Rubinoff attracted Irene Sankoff and David Hein,[4] whose work he knew from their 2009 musical, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, which was a hit at the Toronto Fringe Festival and later picked up by Mirvish Productions.[5]

In 2011, Sankoff and Hein visited Gander on the tenth anniversary of the attacks to interview locals and returning passengers.[4] The couple translated some stories directly to the musical while others were merged for story purposes. Rubinoff used their initial script to produce a 45-minute workshop version for the Canadian Music Theatre Project, part of the Sheridan College Music Theatre Performance Program, in 2012. The workshop was sufficiently successful that Rubinoff invited Sankoff and Hein to finish writing it for a full production at Sheridan in 2013, as part of the college's regular theatrical season. The full production, directed by Brian Hill, was an artistic success, but Rubinoff was unable to attract a Canadian producer for further development.[5]

In the meantime, Goodspeed Musicals of East Haddam, Connecticut, included the show in its workshop program.[4] The National Alliance for Musical Theatre in New York selected it as a showcase presentation in fall 2013, where a performance, also directed by Brian Hill, led to the show being optioned by Junkyard Dog Productions, the production company behind Memphis and First Date.[5][6]

The professional production was a collaboration by the La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre in 2015.[7] The play had extended runs in each location. The musical opened at the La Jolla Playhouse in June 2015, directed by Christopher Ashley and featuring Joel Hatch as the Mayor of Gander, Jenn Colella as Beverley, a pilot, and Chad Kimball as Kevin.[8] In Seattle, it broke all box office records (including highest grossing show and largest single ticket sales day) at Seattle Repertory Theatre.[9]

Following its runs in San Diego and Seattle, the show played out-of-town engagements at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. from September 2, 2016 to October 9, 2016[10][11] and then at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, from November 15, 2016 to January 8, 2017.[12] The entire run of the Toronto production sold out during its second week of performances.[13] The show's ticket sales set a record for the then 109-year-old Royal Alex Theatre, selling $1.7 million in tickets in a single week.[14] The show could not be extended due to its Broadway commitment but, as a result of the strong demand, Mirvish Productions announced on December 2, 2016, that it was adding an additional four box seats and 12 standing-room locations for the duration of the show.[15] An additional show was also added on the evening of December 18, 2016.[13]

The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway during its run of Come from Away

The musical opened in previews on Broadway on February 18, 2017 and officially opened on March 12, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The show has been playing to standing-room-only audiences. Direction is by Christopher Ashley, choreography by Kelly Devine, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Gareth Owen, and music direction by Ian Eisendrath.[16] The performance of March 15, 2017 on Broadway was attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (who addressed the audience before the show), other current and former Canadian federal politicians and provincial politicians from Newfoundland and Labrador, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, and Ivanka Trump.[17][18]

Another Canadian production opened in a sold-out, four-week run in Winnipeg at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in January 2018.[19] The production began performances at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto on February 13, 2018.[20]

The musical will run at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland from December 2018 to January 2019, before transferring to the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End from February 2019 with a British cast.[21]

An Australian production is scheduled to open at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne in July 2019.[22]

Characters and casts[edit]

Character La Jolla
(2015)[23]
Seattle
(2015)[24]
Ford's Theatre
(2016)[25]
Toronto
(2016)[26]
Broadway
(2017)
Winnipeg/Toronto
(2018)[27][28]
Garth, Kevin Tuerff and others Chad Kimball Jack Noseworthy
Annette, Beverley Bass and others Jenn Colella Eliza-Jane Scott
Claude Elliott and others Joel Hatch George Masswohl
Bob and others Rodney Hicks Kevin Vidal
Ali, Kevin Jung and others Caesar Samayoa Ali Momen
Janice Mosher and others Allison Spratt Pearce Kendra Kassebaum Steffi DiDomenicantonio
Bonnie Harris and others Petrina Bromley Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan Petrina Bromley Kristen Peace
Oz Fudge and others Geno Carr Eric Ankrim Geno Carr Cory O’Brien
Doug, Nick Marson and others Lee MacDougall James Kall
Hannah O'Rourke and others Q. Smith Saccha Dennis
Diane Gray and others Sharon Wheatley Barbara Fulton
Beulah Davis and others Astrid Van Wieren Lisa Horner

Synopsis[edit]

On the morning of September 11, 2001, the townsfolk of Gander (including Claude the mayor, Oz the police constable, Beulah the teacher, Bonnie the SPCA worker and others) describe life in Newfoundland and how they learn of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, DC ("Welcome to the Rock").

The attacks result in US airspace being closed, forcing 38 international aircraft to be diverted and land unexpectedly at the Gander airport, doubling the population of the small Newfoundland town, which is unequipped for the influx of stranded travelers ("38 Planes"). The Gander townspeople spring to action and prepare to house, feed, clothe and comfort the nearly 7,000 passengers (along with 19 animals in cargo) ("Blankets and Bedding"). Meanwhile, the pilots, flight attendants and passengers are initially not permitted to leave the planes, forcing them to deal with confusing and conflicting information about what has happened and why they were suddenly grounded ("28 Hours / Wherever We Are").

Once allowed off the planes and transferred to various emergency shelters in and around Gander ("Darkness and Trees"), the passengers and crew watch replays of the attacks on the news and learn the true reason why they were grounded ("Lead Us Out of the Night"). The frightened and lonely passengers desperately try to contact their families and pray for their loved ones, while the townsfolk work through the night to help them in any and every way they can ("Phoning Home / Costume Party"). The travelers are initially taken aback by their hosts' uncommon hospitality, but they slowly let their guards down and begin to bond with the quirky townsfolk and each other. The "islanders" in Gander and the surrounding towns open up their homes to the "plane people", regardless of their guests' race, nationality or sexual orientation. Two women, Beulah (from Gander) and Hannah (from New York), bond over the fact that both of their sons are firefighters, but Hannah's son is missing ("I Am Here"). Hannah asks Beulah to take her to a Catholic church, and a number of characters make their way to other houses of worship around town ("Prayer").

To alleviate rising fear and mounting tensions ("On The Edge"), the passengers are invited to be initiated as honorary Newfoundlanders at the local bar ("Heave Away / Screech In"). The gravity of the attacks nevertheless continues to set in as US airspace is eventually reopened. One trailblazing pilot, Beverley Bass, comments on how her once optimistic view of the world has suddenly changed ("Me and the Sky"). While one pair of passengers starts to develop a romance despite the terrible thing that brought them together ("Stop the World"), another pair sees their long-term relationship fall apart under the stress of the event.

As the passengers and crew fly away to their homes, they joyously exchange stories of the immense kindness and generosity that was shown to them by the Newfoundland strangers in their time of need ("Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere"), but not before a Muslim traveler, faced with increasing prejudice from his fellow passengers, undergoes a humiliating strip search prior to boarding. The townsfolk in Gander return to normal life, but comment on how empty their town now seems and how different the world now feels. The passengers and airline staff who return to the United States are faced with the horror of the attacks' aftermath—including Hannah, who learns that her firefighter son lost his life during the rescue efforts. ("Something's Missing").

Ten years later, the crew and passengers (the "come from aways") of the once stranded planes reunite in Gander, this time by choice, to celebrate the lifelong friendships and strong connections they formed in spite of the terrorist attacks ("Finale"). As Claude the mayor professes, "Tonight we honour what was lost, but we also commemorate what we found."

Musical numbers[edit]

  • "Welcome to the Rock" – Claude, Company
  • "38 Planes" – Company
  • "Blankets and Bedding" – Company
  • "28 Hours / Wherever We Are" – Company
  • "Darkness and Trees" – Company
  • "On the Bus" – Company
  • "Darkness and Trees" (Reprise) – Company
  • "Lead Us out of the Night" – Company
  • "Phoning Home" – Company
  • "Costume Party" – Diane, Kevin T, Beverley, Hannah, Kevin J, Nick, Bob
  • "I Am Here" – Hannah
  • "Prayer" – Company
  • "On the Edge" – Company
  • "In the Bar/Heave Away" – Company
  • "Screech In" – Claude, Company
  • "Me and the Sky" – Beverley, Female Ensemble
  • "The Dover Fault" – Nick, Diane
  • "Stop the World" – Nick, Diane, Company
  • "38 Planes" (Reprise) / "Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere" – Beverley, Company
  • "Something's Missing" – Company
  • "10 Years Later" – Company
  • "Finale" – Claude, Company
  • "Screech Out" – Band

The music contains "rock, folk and Gaelic-sounding strains, performed by an onstage band."[8]

Critical reception[edit]

Seattle[edit]

Jay Irwin with Broadway World called the production "emotionally transcendent" and "the best musical I've seen all year and possibly ever."[29]

Washington, DC[edit]

David Gerson with DC Metro Theatre Arts called the show "one of the most refreshing pieces of art that I have seen in years. The folk and country influenced pop score is tuneful and the cast sings the hell out of it."[30] Peter Marks, in his review in The Washington Post, noted that the musical "stirs powerful memories of 9/11 [...] if the book's mechanics unfold with too much sugar, the score has an infectious, gritty vitality: Especially good is a number set in a Gander pub, choreographed by Kelly Devine, during which a risibly nutty local initiation rite is performed, involving the embrace of a recently caught codfish."[31]

Toronto[edit]

Kelly Nestruck of The Globe and Mail wrote that "the heartwarming musical lives up to the hype" and that "the accessible story, strong emotional core and gorgeous songwriting should not distract from how original and smart this gem of a musical is."[32] Robert Cushman of the National Post called the production "outstanding."[33] Liz Braun of the Toronto Sun gave the show a perfect 5-star review, writing "Blame Canada: a grim day in American history has been transformed into a joyous and emotional musical about the indomitable human spirit."[34] Alan Henry of Broadway World said "You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll be a better person when you leave the theatre. Don't miss 'Come From Away'."[35]

Broadway[edit]

Ben Brantley, chief theatre critic for The New York Times, wrote "Try, if you must, to resist the gale of good will that blows out of 'Come From Away,' the big bearhug of a musical that opened on Sunday night at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater. But even the most stalwart cynics may have trouble staying dry-eyed during this portrait of heroic hospitality under extraordinary pressure."[36] He awarded the show the Critics' Pick designation, given to productions the critic believes have particular merit. Joe Dziemianowicz of the New York Daily News called the show "big-hearted and crowd-pleasing" and "a singing reminder that when things are at their worst, people can be at their best."[37] Joe Westerfield with Newsweek wrote that "'Come From Away' accomplishes 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."[38] Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter called the musical "heartwarming and thoroughly entertaining [...] especially in these politically fractious times."[39] Johnny Oleksinski with the New York Post wrote that "Every New Yorker must see this show", referring to the musical as "Broadway's biggest and best surprise of the season."[40] Peter Marks of The Washington Post called the show "an effervescent musical" and "an antidote for what ails the American soul."[41] Michael Dale of Broadway World called the show an "inspiring, funny and kick-ass beautiful new musical" and went on to say that "as long as 'Come From Away' is playing on Broadway, I will recommend it to everyone. Everyone."[42] Steven Suskin, drama critic for The Huffington Post, wrote that "'Come From Away' is altogether different and altogether gripping, [...] brave and new and unusual and overwhelmingly heart-tugging."[43] Robert Kahn with NBC called the piece "a dignified, often funny new musical" which "find[s] a spiritual angle to a horrific story, depicting the goodness in humanity while still allowing us room for the feelings of loneliness and fear that will always be connected to that time."[44] Jennifer Vanasco with WNYC called the show "a love letter -- to Newfoundland, to New York, to what people can do if they set aside fear and hate. Don't miss it."[45]

Awards and honors[edit]

Original Washington, D.C. production (2016)[edit]

Year Award Ceremony Category Nominee Result
2017 Helen Hayes Awards[46] Outstanding Musical—HAYES Production Won
Outstanding Direction of a Musical—HAYES Production Christopher Ashley Won
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical—HAYES Production Jenn Colella Won
Kendra Kassebaum Nominated
Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan Nominated
Q. Smith Nominated
Astrid Van Wieren Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical—HAYES Production Joel Hatch Nominated
Rodney Hicks Nominated
Chad Kimball Nominated
Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical—HAYES Production Won
Outstanding Choreography, Musical—HAYES Production Kelly Devine Nominated
Outstanding Musical Direction—HAYES Production Ian Eisendrath Nominated
Outstanding Sound Design—HAYES Production Gareth Owen Nominated

Original Broadway production (2017)[edit]

Year Award Ceremony Category Nominee Result
2017 Tony Award[47] Best Musical Nominated
Best Book of a Musical Irene Sankoff and David Hein Nominated
Best Original Score Nominated
Best Featured Actress in a Musical Jenn Colella Nominated
Best Lighting Design in a Musical Howell Binkley Nominated
Best Direction of a Musical Christopher Ashley Won
Best Choreography Kelly Devine Nominated
Drama Desk Awards[48] Outstanding Musical Won
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Jenn Colella Won
Outstanding Director of a Musical Christopher Ashley Nominated
Outstanding Choreography Kelly Devine Nominated
Outstanding Book of a Musical Irene Sankoff and David Hein Won
Outstanding Music Nominated
Outstanding Lyrics Nominated
Outstanding Orchestrations August Eriksmoen Nominated
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical Toni-Leslie James Nominated
Drama League Award[49] Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Production Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Awards[50] Outstanding Broadway Musical Won
Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (The Marjorie Gunner Award) Irene Sankoff and David Hein Nominated
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) Won
Outstanding Director of a Musical Christopher Ashley Won
Outstanding Choreographer Kelly Devine Nominated
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Jenn Colella Won
Outstanding Sound Design (Play or Musical) Gareth Owen Won
Chita Rivera Awards for Dance and Choreography[51] Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show Nominated
Outstanding Choreography in a Broadway Show Kelly Devine Nominated
2018 Grammy Awards[52][53] Best Musical Theater Album Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, David Hein, David Lai & Irene Sankoff (producers); David Hein & Irene Sankoff (composers/lyricists) Nominated

Film adaptation[edit]

On November 15, 2017, it was announced that The Mark Gordon Company would produce a feature film adaptation of the musical, with Sankoff and Hein writing the script and Christopher Ashley as director.[54][55]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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