Twelve actors stand on an outdoor stage built near the Lincoln Memorial. Behind the actors sit a band playing drums and Celtic instruments.
The company of Come From Away: In Concert at the Lincoln Memorial perform September 10, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Come From Away: In Concert at the Lincoln Memorial

A free one-night-only concert version of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

duration 100 minutes with no intermission
rating Recommended for ages 10 and older.
accessibility Accessible

Members of the Come From Away company will star in this 100-minute concert in honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The concert at the Lincoln Memorial marks the return of live performance for Ford’s Theatre and the first time since March 2020 that music from the musical will be performed publicly for a live audience in the United States. The event features modified concert staging with minimal props and costumes. The performance is offered rain or shine.

Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers on September 11, 2001, and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them—spurring unexpected camaraderie in extraordinary circumstances. Featuring a rousing score of folk and rock, Come From Away honors the better angels of our nature, revealing hope and humanity in a time of darkness.

Prior to its Broadway run, Come From Away had a sold-out, record-breaking East Coast premiere at Ford’s Theatre in September 2016.


Artistic Team

Book, Music and Lyrics Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Music Supervision Ian Eisendrath
Choreographer Kelly Devine
Director Christopher Ashley

Cast

Bob and others Josh Breckinridge
Claude and others Kevin Carolan
Oz and others Harter Clingman
Kevin J., Ali and others Nick Duckart
Nick, Doug and others Chamblee Ferguson
Hannah and others Sharriese Hamilton
Diane and others Christine Toy Johnson
Janice and others Julia Knitel
Kevin T., Garth and others Tony LePage
Buelah and others Happy McPartlin
Bonnie and others Sharone Seyegh

Highlight Reel

Trailer

From the Gallery

Seventy people stand on the lower steps of the Lincoln Memorial, wearing face masks and Come From Away t-shirts for the concert.

Producers, cast, band and production crew for Come From Away: In Concert at the Lincoln Memorial, September 10, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Photo by Carolina Dulcey.

Twelve actors stand on an outdoor stage built near the Lincoln Memorial. Behind the actors sit a band playing drums and Celtic instruments.

The company of Come From Away: In Concert at the Lincoln Memorial perform September 10, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Twelve actors stand on an outdoor stage built near the Lincoln Memorial. Behind the actors sit a band playing drums and Celtic instruments.

The company of Come From Away: In Concert at the Lincoln Memorial perform September 10, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Eight actors stand on an outdoor stage built near the Lincoln Memorial. Behind the actors sit a band playing drums and Celtic instruments.

The company of Come From Away: In Concert at the Lincoln Memorial perform September 10, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Thousands of people sit along the north side of the Reflecting Pool. View looks toward the distant Washington Monument.

Crowd gathers along the Reflecting Pool for Come From Away: In Concert at the Lincoln Memorial, September 10, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Two ASL interpreters sit on stools near the Come From Away: In Concert at the Lincoln Memorial stage.

American Sign Language interpreters from Interpret This! LLC at Come From Away: In Concert at the Lincoln Memorial, September 10, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Photo by Scott Suchman.

At dusk, thousands of people sit along the north and south sides of the Reflecting Pool while the concert plays on the outdoor stage.

View of the backstage of Come From Away: In Concert at the Lincoln Memorial, September 10, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Photo by Scott Suchman.

“What a triumph! It will be a night we will all remember and such an uplifting one. Such a positive look at human behavior compared to our political situation today! There is hope!!!!”
– Doris Kearns Goodwin
“With the renowned visage of Abraham Lincoln gazing on from his memorial, the cast of 'Come From Away'… sang for what had to be one of the largest audiences ever for theater in the nation’s capital.”
– Peter Marks, The Washington Post
“Here’s a show about people coming together, people working out their problems, people sacrificing to help other people, and we need that right now.”
– NBC Washington

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