We now have casting for the much-buzzed about Broadway-bound Come From Away. Great White Way favorites Chad Kimball, Jenn Colella and more will continue in their roles in the new musical when it starts performances on the Main Stem in February 2017 at a Shubert theater to be announced.
Along with Tony nominee Kimball (Memphis) and Colella (If/Then), the Broadway cast will include Petrina Bromley (Stratford’s As You Like It), Geno Carr (The Old Globe’s Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas), Joel Hatch (Annie), Rodney Hicks (The Scottsboro Boys), Kendra Kassebaum (Wicked), Lee MacDougall (Stratford’s The Music Man), Caesar Samayoa (Sister Act), Q. Smith (Mary Poppins), Astrid Van Wieren (Mamma Mia!) and Sharon Wheatley (Avenue Q).
With a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Come From Away will be directed by Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Kelly Devine. In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world. On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.
After acclaimed engagements at La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre, the new tuner will now head to Washington D.C.’s Ford’s Theatre (September 2 through October 9), and Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre (November 15 through January 8). The Broadway company is also set to play Toronto.