Come From Away Will Land On Broadway

storyartBroadway may just be beginning its 2016 spring season but productions for next year and beyond are already lining up to land themselves on The Great White Way in coming seasons! It seems, in what you could call a new trend, many productions are announcing themselves more than a year in advance, I would assume, in hopes of securing real estate on Broadway. That tarmac of idling productions just got another as a brand new musical has lined itself up for a bow on Broadway next spring. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that the new musical Come From Away is officially scheduled to land on Broadway in Spring 2017!

FY16_CA_262-1Junkyard Dog Productions has announced it plans to bring its latest new rock musical, Come From Away, to Broadway next spring. The musical will come to Broadway next spring, at a Broadway theatre to be announced, following two out-of-town runs in the 2016-17 season. The musical will play The Ford Theatre in Washington D.C. from September 2nd through October 9th, 2016 before moving to Toronto’s Mirvish Theatre where it will play November 15th, 2016 through January 1st, 2017. The musical had its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in the summer of 2015 and played the Seattle Repertory Theatre (Pictured Above Right) in Fall 2015 where it shattered box-office records at the venue. No casting for any future productions, including the Broadway bow, have been announced at this time. Thanks to Chris Bennion for the photo above.

tn-500_img_0141Come From Away is a new musical which features book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein (Pictured Left). The new musical transports us to a small town on the edge of the world in Gander, Newfoundland. 38 planes and 6,579 passengers are suddenly forced to land in the town doubling its population as the world stopped one infamous September morning in 2001. Their stories, their connections and ever lasting bond with the people who welcomed them on the world’s darkest day, September 11th, 2001, will move you.

tn-500_asahleywm61331629Tony Award nominee Christopher Ashley (Pictured Left) will steer Come From Away to Broadway as director of the production. The production will feature choreography by Kelly Devine with Ian Eisendrath as musical director. The rest of the creative team includes Beowulf Boritt as scenic designer, Howell Binkley as lighting designer, Toni-Leslie James as costume designer and Gareth Owen as sound designer.

140911_i7946_rci-m-planes_sn635Luner Lowdown: I cannot wait for this brilliant new musical to land on Broadway next season. Having followed the production from its inception in La Jolla last summer, Come From Away looks to be one of the most promising new musicals Broadway has seen this decade. It is a story like never before playing upon events already known to the audience while bringing a completely new perspective to it. While two out-of-town runs lay ahead for this show, I do hope some of its original cast members (Who I might add are well-known to the Broadway community) continue with this show into it’s life on Broadway. I’m looking forward to seeing where this show lands next season.

Luner on Theatre will keep you updated as Come From Away makes two regional stops before heading to Broadway next season! We plan to keep you updated not only on Broadway plans for the new production but also its regional news as well as that could certainly become a part of its New York life. For more information, visit Come From Away’s Official Website. We will update you when social media for the production is up and running! (Please note; Unless a photo is noted to be taken by Luner on Theatre, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post.) And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more! 

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  • I’m so exciting to hear this show is going to Broadway! I had the wonderful opportunity to see it at Goodspeed Opera House at their annual new musical festival several years ago! It was so beautiful written, moving, & powerful, it was a well directed stage reading. I can only imagine seeing a full stage production! I have not stop sharing my emotional experience since that reading with my friends, family, & theatre family! I laughed, cried, and like so many American, it brought back those painful memories of 911 and what i was doing. To say I’m looking forward to seeing this is an understatement, I’m beyond excited!

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