On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all. Come From Far Away is a musical that will take you on an uplifting journey based on the true story of 7,000 passengers after the events of a horrific event. Although based on the events of a tragedy, this musical celebrates the best traits of humankind and will leave you both happy and teary eyed at the end.
Come From Far Away is going on a North American Tour that’s taking the production to Anchorage, Alaska. Catch this feel-good musical live when it arrives at the Atwood Concert Hall! The show will run from the 29th of November to the 10th of December. Attend the show for an ultimately inspiring and uplifting theatrical experience! Tickets to see Come From Far Away are on sale here. If you want to secure your spots at the show, you need to purchase tickets as early as now. Click ‘GET TICKETS’ to proceed with your purchase.
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“A totally soul-feedingly good musical!” – TimeOut
“Takes you to a place you never want to leave!” – Newsweek
“A celebration of the best of humankind, and an uplifting piece of art for our times” – The Daily Beast
Broadway’s Come From Far Away is a Best Musical winner all across North America! This musical is hailed as the New York Times Critics’ Pick. It takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland – a place that welcomed them. This production focuses on a single set of passengers from one flight and were stranded in the United States. Included in this diverse set of characters is American Airlines’ first female pilot, a gay couple both called Kevin, and an Egyptian chef.
Come From Far Away was written by Tony Award nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein; directed by Tony-winning Best Director Christopher Ashley; and musical staging by Tony-nominee Kelly Devine. The North American Tour is based on the original Broadway direction and choreography.
Upon the show’s Broadway premiere, it received six Tony Award nominations and won Best Direction of a Musical (Christopher Ashley). It also bagged two awards from Drama Desk which are Outstanding Musical Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Jenn Colella) and Outstanding Book of a Musical (Irene Sankoff and David Hein). The West End production won a whopping 4 Olivier Awards including “Best New Musical.”
“A hit and a masterpiece! Joyous, uplifting, and plenty of humor.” – Herald Sun
“A truly feel good musical that will make you both laugh and cry.” – Show-score
The official cast for the North American tour is as follows: Danny Arnold as Oz and Others; Kathleen Cameron as Bonnie and Others; Trey DeLuna as Kevin J. / Ali and Others; Addison Garner as Bereley and Others; Andrew Hendrick as Claude and Others; Hannah Kato as Janice and Others; Kristin Liteznberg as Beulah and Others; Stanton Morales as Nick and Others; Candace Alyssa Rhodes as Hannah and Others; Molly Samson as Diane and Others; Jason Tyler Smith as Bob and Others; and Shawn W. Smith as Kevin T. / Garth and Others.
The production features scenic design by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt; costume design by Toni-Leslie James; lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Howell Binkley; sound design by Olivier & Outer Award winner August Eriksmoen; music arrangements by Olivier Award winner Ian Eisendrath; tour music supervision by Wendy Bobbitt-Cavett; and casting by The Telsey Office.
“There are shows you should see right now, for the benefit of your own spirit, and this is one of them.” – The Chicago Tribune
“An inspiring, funny and kick-ass beautiful new musical” – Broadway World
It’s indeed a musical that’s not to be missed. Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times called the show “An affecting, stirring and unpretentious new musical. Christopher Ashley’s production lets the simple goodness of ordinary people outshine sensational evil.” Meanwhile, Bob Verini of Variety sang his praises, “Superb! Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein have forged a moving, thoroughly entertaining tribute to international amity and the indomitable human spirit.”
Come From Far Away was originally co-produced in 2015 by La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theater & presented in 2016 by Ford’s Theatre. Come From Far 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 Musical’s Festival of New Artists, in East Haddam, CT. The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, Steve and Paula Reynolds and the 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle, WA also provided development support.
“It’s a celebration of the best human instincts… It’s cheering and refreshing.” – The Record
Fun fact: The title of the musical comes from Newfoundland slang. The people of the town refer to the stranded passengers as “come from far aways.”
This beautiful production revolves around themes of human endurance, compassion, and bravery under dreadful circumstances. It’s a celebration of the good in humanity and it’s sure to touch your hearts, no matter your background. Come From Far Away is definitely a must-see for all! Whether you’re a theatre lover or someone looking for a feel-good time, this musical is perfect for you.
When Come From Far Away arrives in your hometown, you better be sure not to miss it! It’s one of those Broadway shows you will never forget because of the lasting impact that it leaves. It’s not often that a show this magnificent comes to Alaska, so grab the opportunity while it’s here.
“A heartwarming and thoroughly entertaining musical… a true crowd-pleaser.” – Hollywood Reporter
Come From Far Away is recommended for ages 10 and above. It is also stated that children under the age of 4 will not be permitted to enter the theatre.
If you don’t have tickets to see Come From Far Away yet, now is the time to get them. Tickets are selling out fast and you would not want to miss out on seeing this dazzling and inspiring musical! Get ready to be taken on an unforgettable journey with the lives of 7,000 people who are forever changed. Click ‘GET TICKETS’ before it’s too late!