The First North American Tour Company of COME FROM AWAY. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Becky Gulsvig, Christine Toy Johnson, Andrew Samonsky, Megan McGinnis, Kevin Carolan and More in COME FROM AWAY Tour at Ahmanson Theatre, November 28-January 6  

The touring production of Come From Away will play the Ahmanson Theatre from November 28 – January 6, 2019. Come From Away stars Kevin Carolan (Disney’s Newsies), Harter Clingman (Peter and The Starcatcher), Nick Duckart (In the Heights), Chamblee Ferguson, Becky Gulsvig (School of Rock the Musical), Julie Johnson (Memphis), Christine Toy Johnson (The Music Man), James Earl Jones II (The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess), Megan McGinnis (Les Misérables), Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific), Danielle K. Thomas (Avenue Q), Emily Walton (August Osage County), Marika Aubrey, Jane Bunting, Michael Brian Dunn, Julie Garnyé, Adam Halpin, Aaron Michael Ray.

Megan McGinnis, Emily Walton, Becky Gulsvig, Christine Toy Johnson, Julie Johnson and Danielle K. Thomas in The First North American Tour Company of COME FROM AWAY. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Megan McGinnis, Emily Walton, Becky Gulsvig, Christine Toy Johnson, Julie Johnson and Danielle K. Thomas in The First North American Tour Company of COME FROM AWAY. Photo by Matthew Murphy

For tickets and information, please visit CenterTheatreGroup.org or call (213) 972-4400. Media Contact: CTGMedia@CTGLA.org / (213) 972-7376.

With a book, music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award nominees Irene Sankoff & 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.

The First North American Tour Company of COME FROM AWAY. Photo by Matthew Murphy
The First North American Tour Company of COME FROM AWAY. Photo by Matthew Murphy

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.

Nick Duckart, Kevin Carolan, Andrew Samonsky and Company in the First North American Tour of COME FROM AWAY. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Nick Duckart, Kevin Carolan, Andrew Samonsky and Company in the First North American Tour of COME FROM AWAY. Photo by Matthew Murphy

On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.

The First North American Tour Company of COME FROM AWAY. Photo by Matthew Murphy
The First North American Tour Company of COME FROM AWAY. Photo by Matthew Murphy

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 raved, “Superb! Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein have forged a moving, thoroughly entertaining tribute to international amity and the indomitable human spirit.”

The First North American Tour Company of COME FROM AWAY. Photo by Matthew Murphy
The First North American Tour Company of COME FROM AWAY. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Los Angeles, CA USA
Nov 28 – Jan 6, 2019
Ahmanson Theatre
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San Francisco, CA USA
Jan 8, 2019 – Feb 3, 2019
Golden Gate Theatre
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Costa Mesa, CA USA
Feb 5, 2019 – Feb 17, 2019
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
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Las Vegas, NV USA
Feb 19, 2019 – Feb 24, 2019
The Smith Center
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Portland, OR USA
Feb 26, 2019 – Mar 3, 2019
Keller Auditorium
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Vancouver, BC Canada
Mar 5, 2019 – Mar 10, 2019
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
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Edmonton, AB Canada
Mar 12, 2019 – Mar 17, 2019
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
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Calgary, AB Canada
Mar 19, 2019 – Mar 24, 2019
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
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Omaha, NE USA
Mar 27, 2019 – Mar 31, 2019
Orpheum Theater – Omaha
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Appleton, WI USA
Apr 2, 2019 – Apr 7, 2019
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
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Pittsburgh, PA USA
Apr 9, 2019 – Apr 14, 2019
Benedum Center
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Greenville, SC USA
Apr 16, 2019 – Apr 21, 2019
Peace Center For The Performing Arts
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Baltimore, MD USA
Apr 23, 2019 – Apr 28, 2019
Hippodrome Theatre
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Hartford, CT USA
Apr 30, 2019 – May 5, 2019
Bushnell
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Milwaukee, WI USA
May 7, 2019 – May 12, 2019
Uihlein Hall At Marcus Center
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St. Louis, MO USA
May 14, 2019 – May 26, 2019
Fox Theatre – St. Louis
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New Orleans, LA USA
May 28, 2019 – Jun 2, 2019
Saenger Theatre (LA)
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Tampa, FL USA
Jun 4, 2019 – Jun 9, 2019
David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
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Orlando, FL USA
Jun 11, 2019 – Jun 16, 2019
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
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Atlanta, GA USA
Jun 25, 2019 – Jun 30, 2019
Fox Theatre
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Cleveland, OH USA
Jul 9, 2019 – Jul 28, 2019
Connor Palace
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Ottawa, ON Canada
Aug 20, 2019 – Sep 1, 2019
National Arts Centre: Opera Stage
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Come From Away began performances on Broadway on February 18, 2017 and officially opened to critical acclaim on March 12, 2017 at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), and 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 is currently playing to standing-room-only audiences in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.

The Mark Gordon Company will produce and finance a feature film adaptation of Come From Away. Two-time Tony Award nominees, Grammy nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award winners Irene Sankoff and David Hein, who wrote the book, music and lyrics, will adapt the feature screenplay for the project and Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley will direct. MGC’s Mark Gordon will produce.

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), 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding New Broadway Musical,” 3 Drama Desk Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding Musical,” 4 Helen Hayes Awards (D.C.) including “Outstanding Production of a Musical,” 4 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards (Seattle) including “Excellence in Production of a Musical,” 6 San Diego Critics Circle Awards including “Outstanding New Musical,” 3 Toronto Theatre Critics Awards including “Best New Musical,” 3 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 & Paula Reynolds, David Mirvish, Michael Rubinoff, Alhadeff Productions, Michael Alden & Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Sam Levy, Rodney Rigby, Spencer Ross, Richard Winkler, Yonge Street Theatricals, Sheridan College, Michael & Ellise Coit, Ronald Frankel, Sheri & Les Biller, Richard Belkin, Gary &Marlene Cohen, Allan Detsky & Rena Mendelson, Lauren Doll, Barbara H. Freitag, Wendy Gillespie, Laura Little Theatricals, Carl & Jennifer Pasbjerg, Radio Mouse Entertainment, The Shubert Organization, Cynthia Stroum, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Gwen Arment/Molly Morris& Terry McNicholas, Maureen & Joel Benoliel/Marjorie & Ron Danz, Pamela Cooper/Corey Brunish, Demos Bizar/Square 1 Theatrics, Joshua Goodman/Lauren Stevens, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams Productions, Bill & Linda Potter/Rosemary & 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, 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.

 

 

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