The hit Broadway Musical and 2017 Tony Winner for Best Director Come From Away, which is currently ensconced at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, is about to take its inspirational story on the road. The National Tour will commence at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre and then will travel all over North America. The Tony Award-winning musical recently launched a second company in Canada with a sold out four-week engagement in Winnipeg and is currently playing to standing-room-only audiences in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Come From Away features a book and score by the team of Irene Sankoff and David Hein. The musical’s gestation period found it receiving productions in Ontario, Canada, with runs at the La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC and The Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. Director Christopher Ashley ushered the production to a successful Broadway run where it was nominated for 7 Tony Awards, and Ashley taking home the prize for Best Director of a Musical.
“Come From Away takes you into the heart of 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 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.”
The currently announced North American Tour schedule is as follows:
Seattle, WA, 5th Avenue Theatre, October 9 – November 4, 2018
Salt Lake City, UT, Eccles Theatre, November 6 – 11, 2018
Denver, CO, Buell Theatre, November 13 – 25, 2018
Los Angeles, CA, The Ahmanson, November 27, 2018 – January 6, 2019
San Francisco, CA, Golden Gate Theatre, January 8 – February 3, 2019
Costa Mesa, CA, Orange County PAC, February 5 – 17, 2019
Las Vegas, NV, Smith Center, February 19 – 24, 2019
Portland, OR, Keller Auditorium, February 26 – March 3, 2019
Vancouver, BC, Queen Elizabeth, March 5 – 10, 2019
Edmonton, AB, Northern Jubilee Auditorium, March 12 – 17, 2019
Calgary, AB, Southern Jubilee Auditorium, March 19 – 24, 2019
Omaha, NE, Orpheum Theatre, March 27 – 31, 2019
Appleton, WI, Fox Cities PAC, April 2 – 7, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA, Benedum Center, April 9 – 14, 2019
Greenville, SC, Peace Center, April 16 – 21, 2019
Baltimore, MD, Hippodrome Theatre, April 23 – 28, 2019
Hartford, CT, Bushnell Center, April 30 – May 5, 2019
Milwaukee, WI, Uihlein Hall Marcus Center, May 7 – 12, 2019
St. Louis, MO, Fox Theatre, May 14 – 26, 2019
New Orleans, LA, Saenger Theatre, May 28 – June 2, 2019
Tampa, FL, Straz Center, June 4 – 9, 2019
Orlando, FL, Dr. Phillips Center, June 11 – 16, 2019
Miami, FL, Adrienne Arsht Center, June 18 – 23, 2019
Atlanta, GA, Fox Theatre, June 25 – 30, 2019
Cleveland, OH, Connor Palace, July 9 – 28, 2019
Ottawa, ON, National Art Centre, August 20 – September 1, 2019
Casting, ticket information, and additional cities and tour dates will be announced at a later date. For more information please click HERE.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals and maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.
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