NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Come From Away, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, is making its Music City debut at Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall April 19-24.
Single tickets to Come From Away go on sale on Friday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040 and in person at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. For groups of 10 or more, call 615-782-4060.
About Come From Away
On Sept. 11, 2001, the world stopped. On Sept.12, their stories moved us all. Come From Away tells 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.
The touring production of Come From Away stars Marika Aubrey (Lincoln Center’s “South Pacific”), Kevin Carolan (Disney’s “Newsies”), Harter Clingman (“Peter and The Starcatcher”), Nick Duckart (“In the Heights”), Chamblee Ferguson, Christine Toy Johnson (“The Music Man”), Julie Johnson (“Memphis”), James Earl Jones II (The Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”), Julia Knitel (“Beautiful”), Andrew Samonsky (“South Pacific”), Sharone Sayegh (“The Band’s Visit”), Danielle K. Thomas (“Avenue Q”), Jenny Ashman, Jane Bunting, Amelia Cormack, Aaron Michael Ray, Kilty Reidy and Brandon Springman.
With a book, music, and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Come From Away is directed by Tony Award® winner Christopher Ashley ("Come From Away"), musical staging by two-time Tony nominee Kelly Devine ("Come From Away," “Rocky”), with music supervision by Grammy nominee Ian Eisendrath ("Come From Away"), scenic design by Tony Award® winner Beowulf Boritt (“Act One”), costume design by Tony Award® nominee Toni-Leslie James (“Jelly’s Last Jam”), lighting design by two-time Tony Award® winner Howell Binkley (“Hamilton”), sound design by Tony Award® nominee Gareth Owen (“End of the Rainbow”), orchestrations by Tony nominee August Eriksmoen (“Bright Star”), music arrangements by Grammy nominee Ian Eisendrath, and casting by Telsey + Company.
Following sold-out, record-breaking, critically acclaimed world premiere engagements at La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre, Come From Away landed on the “Best Theater of 2015” lists in the Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, San Diego Union Tribune, and Times of San Diego. 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,” and Bob Verini of Variety called it “Superb! Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein have forged a moving, thoroughly entertaining tribute to international amity and the indomitable human spirit.”
Come From Away began performances on Broadway on Feb. 18, 2017, and officially opened to critical acclaim on March 12, 2017, at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). It continues to play to standing-room-only audiences. The Tony Award-winning musical launched a second company in Canada with a sold out four-week engagement in Winnipeg and played standing-room-only audiences in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
A “Best Musical” winner all across North America, the smash hit musical has won the Tony Award® for “Best Direction of a Musical” (Christopher Ashley), five Outer Critics Circle Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding New Broadway Musical,” three Drama Desk Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding Musical,” four Helen Hayes Awards (D.C.) including “Outstanding Production of a Musical,” four Gypsy Rose Lee Awards (Seattle) including “Excellence in Production of a Musical,” six San Diego Critics Circle Awards including “Outstanding New Musical,” three Toronto Theatre Critics Awards including “Best New Musical,” three Dora Awards (Toronto) including “Outstanding New Musical/Opera” and “Outstanding Production,” and the 2017 Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award (Toronto).
Come From Away is produced by Junkyard Dog Productions (Randy Adams, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff and Sue Frost), Jerry Frankel, Latitude Link, Smith & Brant Theatricals, Steve and Paula Reynolds, David Mirvish, Michael Rubinoff, Alhadeff Productions, Michael Alden and Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Sam Levy, Rodney Rigby, Spencer Ross, Richard Winkler, Yonge Street Theatricals, Sheridan College, Michael and Ellise Coit, Ronald Frankel, Sheri and Les Biller, Richard Belkin, Gary and Marlene Cohen, Allan Detsky and Rena Mendelson, Lauren Doll, Barbara H. Freitag, Wendy Gillespie, Laura Little Theatricals, Carl and Jennifer Pasbjerg, Radio Mouse Entertainment, The Shubert Organization, Cynthia Stroum, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Gwen Arment/Molly Morris and Terry McNicholas, Maureen and Joel Benoliel/Marjorie and Ron Danz, Pamela Cooper/Corey Brunish, Demos Bizar/Square 1 Theatrics, Joshua Goodman/Lauren Stevens, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams Productions, Bill and Linda Potter/Rosemary and Kenneth Willman, and La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre.
Come From Away was originally co-produced in 2015 by La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theater. Come From 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 Musicals’ Festival of New Artists in East Haddam, Connecticut. The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, Steve and Paula Reynolds, and The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington also provided development support.
If You Go:
Come From Away
April 19-24, 2022
TPAC’s Jackson Hall
505 Deaderick St.
Come From Away is the fifth production featured in the 2021-22 HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. The Broadway season is supported by TPAC’s official health and safety partner, HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health, and institutional sponsor Nissan North America. TPAC is funded in part by support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.
TPAC is an accessible facility with a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway series production and Broadway special engagement. For more information, email Access@TPAC.org or call 615-782-6577.
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Since 1980, the nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center has welcomed more than 14 million audience members and served more than 2 million children and adults with performances at TPAC, teacher resources, professional development opportunities, classroom residencies, and enrichment programs. Each year, TPAC serves several hundred thousand audience members with the HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series, a variety of special engagements, and the productions of three resident artistic companies – Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and Nashville Repertory Theatre. TPAC’s mission is to lead with excellence in the performing arts and arts education, creating meaningful and relevant experiences to enrich lives, strengthen communities, and support economic vitality. For more information, visit TPAC.org.