Box Office – Come From Away

Come From Away

Oct 9 – Nov 4, 2018

All remaining performances of Come From Away are sold out!

 

Book, Music and Lyrics by Irene Sankoff & David Hein
Directed by Christopher Ashley

The 5th proudly launches the North American tour of the sell-out sensation that began its journey right here in our basement rehearsal halls. The Tony  Award®-, Drama Desk Award- and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner takes you into the heart of the remarkable story of 7,000 stranded airline passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that embraced them. On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all. This is a musical that changes you, heals old wounds and lifts the spirit. Join us for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to launch a new production and send it on its way around the country.

“Best of the Year” – Washington Post, Newsday, TIME, Los Angeles Times and many more

For educators and parents: download a Study Guide to help your young people gain a deeper understanding of the show and its context.

Run time for Come From Away is 100 minutes. There is no intermission.

 

   

 

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Book, Music and Lyrics by Irene Sankoff & David Hein
Directed by Christopher Ashley

Come From Away Cast (click for bios):

KEVIN CAROLAN

KEVIN CAROLAN
Claude and Others

KEVIN CAROLAN

KEVIN CAROLAN
(Claude and Others)

Broadway: Disney’s Newsies (Gov. Roosevelt-Original Cast, National Tour, and Feature Film). Tours: Chicago (North America, Japan, Dubai). Regional: Goodman/Huntington (The Jungle Book, Baloo, director Mary Zimmerman) Movies: Bear With Us, Can You Ever Forgive Me. TV: OINTB (Netflix), Gotham, The Middle, The Good Wife, Curb Your Enthusiasm. kevincarolan.com.

HARTER CLINGMAN

HARTER CLINGMAN
Oz and Others

HARTER CLINGMAN

HARTER CLINGMAN
(Oz and Others)

Clingman is very grateful to be joining the CFA family! National Tours: Peter and The Starcatcher (director Roger Rees). Proud Chicago collaborations: The Paramount, Chicago Shakespeare, Drury Lane, The Gift, Mercury Theater. Regional: Peninsula Players, WI (Company Member). Love and thanks to Ashley, family, CFA team, and Stewart Talent!

NICK DUCKART

NICK DUCKART
Kevin J./Ali and Others

NICK DUCKART

NICK DUCKART
(Kevin J./Ali and Others)

Thrilled to join the Come From Away family! Duckart has appeared regionally at Asolo Rep, Olney Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, KC Rep, Artists Rep, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Gulfshore Playhouse, Actors Playhouse, and others. Favorite credits include: Evita, In the Heights (Carbonell Award), Carmen, Man of La Mancha, A View From the Bridge, and more. TV: The Blacklist, The Arrangement, Burn Notice. Love to Mariand, Lucy, and his family. nickduckart.com.

CHAMBLEE FERGUSON

CHAMBLEE FERGUSON
Nick and Others

CHAMBLEE FERGUSON

CHAMBLEE FERGUSON
(Nick and Others)

Ferguson is thrilled to be a part of the CFA family! Regional: 23 seasons at Dallas Theater Center (2017 Tony Award), The Alley, Trinity Rep., and others. Select TV/Film: American Crime, Friday Night Lights, Prison Break, A Scanner Darkly, Parkland. 2011 Lunt/Fontanne Fellow. MFA Acting, SMU. Thanks to Telsey, HCKR, Lynnie, and the three.

BECKY GULSVIG

BECKY GULSVIG
Beverly and Others

BECKY GULSVIG

BECKY GULSVIG
(Beverly and Others)

Gulsvig is honored beyond words to help tell this story. Broadway: School of Rock (Patty), Legally Blonde The Musical (Original Cast), Hairspray (Amber). 1st National Tours: Legally Blonde (Elle Woods), Beautiful (Cynthia Weil). Off-Broadway: Disenchanted (Cinderella). So much love to my two favorite Canadians, Tyler and Hazel. beckygulsvig.com. @beckygulsvig

JULIE JOHNSON

JULIE JOHNSON
Beulah and Others

JULIE JOHNSON

JULIE JOHNSON
(Beulah and Others)

Broadway: Candide. Off-Broadway: Das Barbecu (Drama Desk Nominee, Theater World Award), Roadside, 1st National Tour of Memphis The Musical. Regional: Chasing The Song (La Jolla Playhouse), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Ragtime, Les Misérables (Lyric Theater of Oklahoma), Mame, Hello Dolly (Lyric Stage, Dallas), Cabaret, Rocky Horror Show, Sense And Sensibility (Dallas Theater Center), Best Little Whorehouse (Bass Hall, Ft. Worth), Papermoon (Goodspeed), Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops, voice of Baby Bop on Barney And Friends.

CHRISTINE TOY JOHNSON

CHRISTINE TOY JOHNSON
Diane and Others

CHRISTINE TOY JOHNSON

CHRISTINE TOY JOHNSON
(Diane and Others)

Johnson is an award-winning actor, playwright, director, and advocate for inclusion. Season 2 of Netflix/Marvel’s Iron Fist. Broadway/Off-Broadway/National tours: The Music Man, Merrily We Roll Along, Pacific Overtures, CATS, Flower Drum Song, Bombay Dreams. 100 other TV/Film appearances. 2013 Rosetta LeNoire Award from AEA. Details: christinetoyjohnson.com. Twitter/Insta: @CToyJ. Grateful.

JAMES EARL JONES II

JAMES EARL JONES II
Bob and Others

JAMES EARL JONES II

JAMES EARL JONES II
(Bob and Others)

National Tour: Porgy and Bess. Regional: Porchlight Music Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Marriott Theatre, Court Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Writers Theatre, Lookingglass, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Ravinia Festival, Broadway in Chicago. TV/Film credits: Pokerhouse, Half-Bad, Chicago Med, and Empire. Download James singing “Sunday Morning” from the movie Breaking In, starring Gabrielle Union, on iTunes. Thanks to friends and family, Stewart Talent, Telsey, and Chris Ashley. For my daughter Semaje.

MEGAN McGINNIS

MEGAN McGINNIS
Bonnie & Others

MEGAN McGINNIS

MEGAN McGINNIS
(Bonnie & Others)

Broadway: Side Show, Les Misérables, Little Women, Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Parade, The Diary of Anne Frank. London and Off-Broadway: Daddy Long Legs. TV/Film: Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Daddy Long Legs (BroadwayHD), A Goofy Movie. Recordings: Daddy Long Legs, Little Women, Parade, duets on Sutton Foster’s Wish and Take Me to The World. Love to A&B.

ANDREW SAMONSKY

ANDREW SAMONSKY
Kevin T and Others

ANDREW SAMONSKY

ANDREW SAMONSKY
(Kevin T and Others)

Broadway/NYC: South Pacific (Cable, PBS broadcast), Mystery of Edwin Drood, Scandalous, Queen of the Mist (Drama Desk nomination), Fiorello!, Merrily We Roll Along. Tour/Regional: Lempicka (WTF), Bridges of Madison County (1st National), Hunchback of Notre Dame (OCR), Benny & Joon, Tales of the City. TV: Madame Secretary, Elementary. @samonsky

DANIELLE K. THOMAS

DANIELLE K. THOMAS
Hannah and Others

DANIELLE K. THOMAS

DANIELLE K. THOMAS
(Hannah and Others)

Broadway/Off-Broadway: Avenue Q, 1st and National/European Tour: Avenue Q, Hair, Cinderella, Little Shop of Horrors, Jesus Christ Superstar. Regional: Paper Mill’s Mary Poppins , CROWNS, Caroline or Change, Seussical, Big River. Film/TV: Crooklyn, Pop Foul, Rescue Me, Smash, NYC 22, The Michael J Fox Show, The Affair, Deadbeat, Benders, Jessica Jones, The Last OG. BIV soprano. For Mommy & Daddy (R.I.P.).

EMILY WALTON

EMILY WALTON
Janice

EMILY WALTON

EMILY WALTON
(Janice)

Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher, August: Osage County. Off-Broadway: Ride the Cyclone (MCC), Women Without Men (Mint Theatre), Eager to Lose (Ars Nova). Regional: Meet Me In St. Louis (MUNY), Darling Grenadine (Goodspeed). Film/TV: Submission, 5 Doctors, "Hack My Life" (TruTV), "Search Party" (TBS). Solo Album: Little Longings. ladyemilywalton.com.

MARIKA AUBREY

MARIKA AUBREY
Standby

MARIKA AUBREY

MARIKA AUBREY
(Standby)

Originally from Australia, Aubrey’s career spans stage and screen. Musicals include I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Songs for A New World, The Last Five Years, Lincoln Center production of South Pacific, Man of La Mancha, and Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda (RSC). Her EP, cast recordings, and more on marikaaubrey.com.

JANE BUNTING

JANE BUNTING
Dance Captain, Standby

JANE BUNTING

JANE BUNTING
(Dance Captain, Standby)

Broadway: Come From Away. Select regional: Come From Away (Ford’s); Lost In The Stars (Kennedy Center); Oliver! (Arena Stage); Les Misérables, Evita (Flat Rock Playhouse). BM Music Theatre, Oklahoma City University. Endless thanks to the CFA team, CTA, my family, and my girls. For HHR. @janerbunting

MICHAEL BRIAN DUNN

MICHAEL BRIAN DUNN
Standby

MICHAEL BRIAN DUNN

MICHAEL BRIAN DUNN
(Standby)

Broadway: Dr. Zhivago, Amazing Grace, The Life, CATS, Guys and Dolls, Big River, Baby, Sweeney Todd. National/International Tours: Amadeus, HMS Pinafore, My Fair Lady (Singapore), If This Hat Could Talk, Stratford Festival Canada: HMS Pinafore (Ralph Rackstraw), Nina and the Twelve Months, Tokyo (performed in Japanese). Off-Broadway: Perfect Crime; Ensemble Studio Theater; Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know; Love In Two Countries; Lenny and The Heartbreakers and Death Of Von Richthofen, both at New York Shakespeare Festival; Gifts of the Magi; Kennedy’s Children. Regional Theaters: All over the country. TV: Law and Order CI, Trial by Jury, S.V.U. Film: Julie & Julia (Ivan Cousins) starring Meryl Streep.

JULIE GARNYE

JULIE GARNYE
Standby

JULIE GARNYE

JULIE GARNYE
(Standby)

National Tour: CATS. Regional: Titanic, Les Misérables, Man of La Mancha, FROZEN Live. TV/Film: Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Closer, Disney’s Tinker Bell…, The Oscars. Special thanks to KMR Talent, Nyle, Eddie, Rachel, my amazing friends, and the entire CFA family for your constant support! Love you Mom, Dad, and Pepper. juliegarnye.com. Instagram/Twitter: @juliegarnye

ADAM HALPIN

ADAM HALPIN
Standby

ADAM HALPIN

ADAM HALPIN
(Standby)

Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, Glory Days. Off-Broadway: Daddy Long Legs, Rent, Dogfight. Tours: Kinky Boots, Rent. Regional: Kennedy Center, Long Wharf, The Muny, Signature Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO. Film/TV: The Greatest Showman, Quantico, The 90th Academy Awards. Original Cast Recordings: Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman, Dogfight, Glory Days. Love to M&B. 

AARON MICHAEL RAY

AARON MICHAEL RAY
Standby

AARON MICHAEL RAY

AARON MICHAEL RAY
(Standby)

Ray is overjoyed to be in the company of Come From Away! Off-Broadway: The Low Road (The Public Theater) and Spamilton. Berklee College of Music grad and MFA from The Boston Conservatory. Thanks to Hudson Artists and love to Mom, Dad, David, and AJ. IG: @aaronraystagram Twitter: @AaronMRay

Come From Away

Come From Away, the national tour of this Tony-nominated Broadway hit, is the true story of what happened when 38 planes were diverted to the tiny town of Gander, on the island of Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001. This inspiring and uplifting musical vividly shows us that even in the darkest of times, good people can provide enough light to see hope for the future.

For educators and parents: download a Study Guide to help your young people gain a deeper understanding of the show and its context.

Run Time for Come From Away is 100 minutes. There is no intermission.

Adult Language:

The “f” word is used a couple of times, only as an expletive rather than a sexual term. Oz, a cop, observes that when he stops drivers who are in a hurry, he writes them a warning ticket: “I’ll write STFD. Slow the f-k down!” A passenger on one of the planes (which have been sitting on the tarmac a full day) becomes upset with a distressed and claustrophobic woman: “Excuse me! Would you like some Xanax? Because you are freaking out and it is freaking me out and we all FREAKING THE F-K OUT!!!”

Other than the above, the language is very mild. The residents of Gander use a few vulgar or profane expressions in response to the unprecedented situation: “Jesus, that’s a jumbo!  There’s gotta be two-fifty or two hundred on her!” says Oz, who adds, “Holy shit!” when he adds up the total number of passengers.

Alcohol/Drugs:

The tired and stressed-out passengers have no idea what is happening (few have cell phones and those on board don’t work), so they exchange rumors (“The White House was bombed!”  “It’s World War III!”). The flight attendants begin serving free liquor: “Soon everyone got friendlier / We didn’t know where we were / But we knew that we were hammered.”

Kevin J. and Kevin T., a gay couple, take out a bottle of Grey Goose they had been hiding and share it with the others.

Nick (from England) and Diane (from Texas) meet for the first time when Nick asks, “Do you mind if I sit here? I need to get some work done and there’s some drunk people at the back of the plane singing at the top of their lungs.”

At one point, the passengers and townspeople meet at a local bar, and Oz describes what happens: “The hotel staff keep making runs for more beer and liquor. After an hour, people are swimming in the river out back. And no, no one brought their swim trunks.” Later, passengers who agree to become honorary Newfoundlanders are given a sip (or more) of a potent local brew called “Screech.

Violence/Scariness:

Conflict breaks out when another passenger confronts Ali as he is using a phone: “Are you telling your Muslim friends where to bomb next? Go back where you came from!” (The dispute is settled peacefully.)

Sexual References:

Two of the passengers, Kevin T. and Kevin J., are a gay couple. When Kevin T. opts to “kiss the cod” and become an honorary Newfoundlander, Kevin J. warns, “If you kiss that, I’m never kissing you again.”