It’s been announced that COME FROM AWAY, this year’s winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, will extend it’s open-ended run at London’s Phoenix Theatre to 15th February 2020.
COME FROM AWAY opened on Broadway in 2017 following tryouts in San Diego, Seattle, Washington and Toronto. The musical gathered massive acclaim when it opened in New York receiving seven Tony Award nominations including Best Musical, ultimately winning Best Direction of a Musical. The show received similar plaudits on its transfer to London in January 2019, garnering nine Olivier Award-nominations and winning four including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music.
The London cast features Jenna Boyd, Nathanael Campbell, Clive Carter, Mary Doherty, Robert Hands, Helen Hobson, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Harry Morrison, Emma Salvo, David Shannon, Cat Simmons and Rachel Tucker.
COME FROM AWAY is set in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 New York terror attacks and tells the true story of when 38 planes became stranded in Newfoundland, Canada. It follows the community who take in the stranded passengers and offering hospitality. The characters are based on the real Newfoundland townsfolk and visitors they housed and fed. COME FROM AWAY celebrates the capacity for human kindness in the darkest of times.
COME FROM AWAY features book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. The production is directed by Christopher Ashley with design by Beowulf Boritt, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Gareth Owen and costumes by Toni-Leslie James. Music supervision and arrangements are by Ian Eisendrath with musical staging by Kelly Devine, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen and casting by Pippa Ailion and Natalie Gallacher.
COME FROM AWAY is booking at London’s Phoenix Theatre to 15th February 2020. Tickets for the extension go on sale from 20th May.