Philadelphia Welcomes “Come From Away”

Philadelphia welcomes the Tony Award-winning musical “Come From Away” to the Academy of Music on the Kimmel Cultural Center Campus, February 7 – 12, 2023. The show, which tells the true story of how 7,000 stranded passengers were welcomed by the people of Gander, Newfoundland during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has been praised for its uplifting message and incredible music. If you're looking for a night of pure entertainment and good vibes, this is the show for you!

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The wonderful story of ‘Come From Away' is a testament to the spirit of human kindness, even in times of uncertainty and strife. In the wake of a tragedy, Gander's citizens opened their hearts and homes to total strangers, offering refuge, comfort food, and some much needed TLC. The generosity of these people is a source of inspiration that gives us hope and reminds us that we are all connected in some way. It's amazing how quickly compassion can grow when we reach out to our fellow humans in need – it proves that it doesn't take long for kindness to spread throughout the world!

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The show takes the audience through an emotionally gripping and inspiring story of how kindness and team effort are able to unite cultures. Come From Away's impact has drawn acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Stories of American Airlines' first female pilot and the mother of a firefighter will draw you in as the cast captivates the audience.

With its powerful story and stunning score, this production promises to be an unforgettable theatrical experience. So make sure you don't miss out!. Audiences are in for a treat with this exhilarating, heartwarming production that will leave them laughing, crying, and singing along. Get your tickets today and prepare to be moved by the inspiring true story of how strangers became friends.

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The touring production of Come From Away currently stars Marika Aubrey, Kevin Carolan, Harter Clingman, Christine Toy Johnson, Julie Johnson, James Earl Jones II, James Kall, Julia Knitel, Ali Momen, Kristen Peace, Danielle K. Thomas, Jeremy Woodard, Jordan Barbour, Clint Butler, Kate Etienne, Amir Haidar, Phyre Hawkins, and Cailin Stadnyk.

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Come From Away features a book, music and lyrics by Olivier, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award winners and Grammy and two-time Tony Award nominees Irene Sankoff & David Hein; direction by Tony Award winner and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Christopher Ashley; musical staging by Olivier Award winner and two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine; and music supervision by Olivier Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Ian Eisendrath.

Come From Away features scenic design by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt; costume design by Tony Award nominee Toni-Leslie James; lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Howell Binkley; sound design by Olivier & Outer Critics Circle Award winner and Tony Award nominee Gareth Owen; orchestrations by Olivier Award winner and Grammy & Tony Award nominee August Eriksmoen; music arrangements by Olivier Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Ian Eisendrath; and casting by Telsey + Company.

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), 4 Olivier Awards (London) including “Best New Musical,” 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding New Broadway Musical,” 3 Drama Desk Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding Musical,” 4 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards (North American Tour) including “Best Production,” 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).

The Grammy Award nominated original Broadway cast recording of Come From Away is available digitally and in stores everywhere. Grammy Award winner David Lai and Grammy Award nominees Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, Irene Sankoff & David Hein served as album producers.

Apple Original Films’ filmed version of the Tony & Olivier Award-winning hit musical Come From Away, produced by eOne, Hasbro’s entertainment studio, premiered globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 10. Come From Away, which marks the first Broadway show to be streamed by Apple TV+, is directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley, who directed the original Broadway production, and stars an ensemble cast led by members of the Broadway show. The live performance of Come From Away was filmed in New York at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in May 2021, where the Broadway production is staged, for an audience that included 9/11 survivors and front-line workers, and employed over 200 people including members of the Broadway crew, staff and creative teams.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.kimmelculturalcampus.org, or by calling 215-893-1999. Those wanting to purchase their tickets in person can visit the Academy of Music Box Office daily from 10am – 6pm at 240 S. Broad Street.

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