The Tony® and Olivier Award winning musical Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of thousands of stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland, Canada that welcomed them all. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® and Grammy nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by Tony® winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley with musical staging by Olivier Award winner Kelly Devine.
Newsweek cheers, “it takes you to a place you never want to leave!”
On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.
Native Newfoundlanders refer to those not born on the island as “Come From Aways”. The travelers who landed in Newfoundland on diverted planes on September 11, 2001 were said to have “Come From Away”.
The show takes place in Newfoundland, an island off the far north east coast of Canada. The planes landed in the town of Gander, however, the musical shares stories from Gander and its neighboring towns of Glenwood, Lewisporte, Appleton, Gambo, and Norris Arm.
To create the musical, Canadian writers Irene Sankoff and David Hein went right to the source, traveling to Newfoundland for the 10th Anniversary commemoration of that fateful week. They collected hundreds of hours of interviews that have now been distilled into the 100-minute show.
The Toorak Times sent their lead photographer, Lord Murray Schoorman from Peak Hour Images to photograph today’s full dress rehearsal ahead of tomorrow’s opening night at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre.
Lord Murray Schoorman met with Daniel GOLDSTEIN who is the Company’s ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR.
Daniel has directed plays and musicals on and off-Broadway and around the world. He directed the 2011 revival of Godspell on Broadway. As a writer, his musical Row, about Tori Murden McClure, the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic, was commissioned by The Public Theatre and had its world premiere summer (Aussie winter) 2021 at The Williamstown Theater Festival. It is also available as an audio play on Audible. His musical Unknown Soldier, written with the late Michael Friedman, had its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons (closing one day after opening, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic) following the World Premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The cast album is available wherever you stream your music. His play Orange Crush about Tony Schwartz, the ghost-writer of “The Art of the Deal” was commissioned by Roundabout Theatre. His play “Joan” is in development with Mills Entertainment and Melissa Rivers. www.danielgoldsteincreative.com
Melbourne is lit up with “Come From Away” excitement. Flags can be seen flapping in the breeze over the eastern fringe of the CBD and the Comedy Theatre has been extravagantly decorated in theme.
The Melbourne seasons opens on Thursday 1 September 2022. Tickets can be purchased online via this website: Melbourne – Come From Away