The hit Broadway musical Come From Away has been touching hearts ever since it opened on Broadway on February 18, 2017, with its inspiring tale of a community who rallied to offer a haven and hope to those displaced in the aftermath of 9/11. Now, fans of the musical can enjoy reading the show’s script and the history that surrounds it with Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock. Junkyard Dog Productions, in conjunction with Hachette Books, have announced the book’s release for Monday, August 13, 2019. Pre-order is available now.
Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock features a forward by popular Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The fully illustrated companion volume to the Tony Award-winning smash hit Broadway musical, features the complete book and lyrics by Grammy & two-time Tony Award nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award & Drama Desk Award winners Irene Sankoff & David Hein, along with exclusive never-before-seen cut material, Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock “gives an unprecedented look behind the curtain, and inside the remarkable true story”
“With a complete narrative of the events in Gander during that week and beyond written by theater historian Laurence Maslon, the journey of the musical’s development is traced from the backdrop of one of the darkest days in American history to the ten-year reunion of Gander residents and airline passengers, which sparked the show’s creation.Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock also includes rare, never-before-published photos of the events that inspired the musical, illustrations of the cast, up-close details of the costumes and set, new interviews from passengers, Gander residents, and the actors that lined up to audition to portray them and much more”
Laurence Maslon is an arts professor at NYU’s Graduate Acting Program. He hosts the weekly radio program, “Broadway to Main Street” on the NPR-member station WPPB 88.3FM. His most recent book is Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America. He has written several PBS documentaries, The Sound of Music Companion, The South Pacific Companion, and edited the acclaimed Library of America’s two-volume set of American musicals (1927-1969).
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.