Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Come from Away Musical Heads to Broadway
A business owner in New York City, Aleksandr “Alex” Korchmar enjoys taking advantage of the city's theatrical tradition. Alex Korchmar enjoys attending Broadway shows, where he can encounter talented professionals in a live setting.
In out-of-town previews, the new rock musical Come from Away has generated interest among theater fans. The show tells the story of a group of travelers stranded in Newfoundland on September 11, 2001. The events of that day caused 38 planes with more than 6,500 passengers to land in the small town of Gander, and the new musical shares their stories with its audience.
The musical features book, music, and lyrics by David Hein and Irene Sankoff. Director Christopher Ashley and choreographer Kelly Devine lead a cast of 16, one of which is Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball. Other cast members include Jenn Colella, Tamika Lawrence, and Petrina Bromley.
The show will begin previews in February 2017 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, where it will take the place of the Tony-winning play The Humans. On March 12, Come from Away will officially open to Broadway audiences.