Tony and Olivier award-winning musical, Come From Away, will play in cities around Australia this year. The production follows the real-life journey of 7,000 air passengers, who were grounded in Canada after the tragic events of September 11. The small community in Gander, Newfoundland, welcomed these passengers into their lives, and provided hope and compassion to those that desperately needed it. See it at the HOTA in Surfer’s Paradise from July 7.
Come From Away
This musical first came to Melbourne in July 2019, and received months of standing ovations. It became the most successful production in the Comedy Theatre’s 94-year history. After that, it opened in Sydney in July 2021, and was affected by COVID outbreaks, shutdowns and restrictions.
“Come From Away is the perfect show for our time,” said producer Rodney Rigby. “An opportunity to come together and celebrate an inspirational story of hope and humanity. The reception for this show across Australia has been ecstatic and we are thrilled to be sharing it with audiences in Melbourne and Sydney again later this year.”
Writers David Hein and Irene Sankoff travelled to Newfoundland and interviewed thousands of locals. They then transformed their stories into this inspiring musical. Come From Away won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical, as well as four Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical. Since it premiered in Australia in 2019, it has won five Green Room awards, and was voted by audiences as Ticketmaster’s ‘Ticket of the Year’.
Come From Away will begin their national tour in July this year, premiering on the Gold Coast, before moving on to Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. After that, it will fly across the Tasman to Auckland and Wellington.
Tickets for the Gold Coast and Canberra shows are on sale now. Meanwhile, tickets for the Melbourne season will go on sale from June 6, and the Sydney season from June 14.
Come From Away tour dates
When: From July 7, 2022
Where: HOTA, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
When: From August 27, 2022
Where: Comedy Theatre, 240 Exhibition St, Melbourne
When: From November 5, 2022
Where: Theatre Royal Sydney, 108 King St, Sydney
When: From June 8, 2023
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Cct, Canberra
When: From August 17, 2023
Where: Civic Theatre, Cnr of Queen Street & 269-287 Wellesley Street West, Auckland
When: From September 14, 2023
Where: St James Theatre, 87/77 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington
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