A couple kisses while a crowd of people look on and cheer.
The cast of the Ford’s Theatre production of Come From Away, directed by Christopher Ashley. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

Come From Away

When the world stopped, their stories moved us all.

date September 2, 2016 — October 9, 2016
duration 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission
rating Recommended for ages 12 and older
accessibility Accessible

Fresh off sold-out runs in Seattle and San Diego, the new musical Come From Away tells the heart-warming true story of how a small Canadian town cared for 6,579 airline passengers stranded there on 9/11. When 38 planes were diverted to its doorstep, the town of Gander doubled in size, playing host to an international community of strangers and offering food, shelter and friendship. 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. The production marks the Ford’s debut of Tony Award-nominated director Christopher Ashley. See this hit musical prior to its Broadway engagement!


Artistic Team

Book, Music and Lyrics Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Director Christopher Ashley
Choreographer Kelly Devine
Music Supervisor Ian Eisendrath
Scenic Design Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Design Howell Binkley
Sound Design Gareth Owen
Arrangements Ian Eisendrath
Orchestrations August Eriksmoen
Creative Consultant Michael Rubinoff
Dialects Joel Goldes
Production Stage Manager Arturo E. Porazzi
Stage Manager Brandon Prendergast
Casting Telsey + Company; Rachel Hoffman, C.S.A., Patrick Pearson

Cast

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Geno Carr

Oz

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Jenn Colella

Beverley

Headshot of actor Joel Hatch

Joel Hatch

Claude

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Rodney Hicks

Bob

Kendra Kassebaum

Janice

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan

Bonnie

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Chad Kimball

Kevin 1

Headshot of actor Lee MacDougall.

Lee MacDougall

Nick

Caesar Samayoa

Kevin 2

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Q. Smith

Hannah

Headshot of actress Astrid van Wieren.

Astrid Van Wieren

Beulah

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Sharon Wheatley

Diane

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Jane Bunting

Understudy

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Kevin McAllister

Understudy

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Happy McPartlin

Understudy

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Harry A. Winter

Understudy

Musicians

Keys, et al. Ian Eisendrath
Fiddle Caitlin Warbelow
Bass Mike Pearce
Guitar I Alec Berlin
Guitar II Nate Lueck
Whistles, et al. Ben Power
Drums Larry Lelli
Percussion James Yoshizawa

From the Gallery

A man speaks to a small group of people gathered in a wooden building. The crowd looks concerned.

The cast of the Ford’s Theatre production of Come From Away, directed by Christopher Ashley. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

A group of people, mostly seated, all look expectantly at a man holding up a shot glass filled with liquor. One man holds up a wooden fish statue.

The cast of the Ford’s Theatre production of Come From Away, directed by Christopher Ashley. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

A group of seven people all stand on a stage and look shocked. One woman wears an airline pilot's uniform.

The cast of the Ford’s Theatre production of Come From Away, directed by Christopher Ashley. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

A group of seven musicians play a variety of instruments while standing on a stage set which resembles a wooden building. Some stand on chairs or sit on tables.

The musicians of the Ford’s Theatre production of Come From Away, directed by Christopher Ashley. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

A group of musicians play a variety of instruments on a stage set resembling a wooden building. They all look at a guitarist who stands on a chair.

The musicians of the Ford’s Theatre production of Come From Away, directed by Christopher Ashley. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

Five musicians stand on chairs and play instruments on a darkened stage.

The musicians of the Ford’s Theatre production of Come From Away, directed by Christopher Ashley. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

"“The best musical I’ve seen all year and possibly ever.”"
– Broadway World
"A moving, thoroughly entertaining tribute to international amity and the indomitable human spirit … surefire source of laughter and tears."
– Variety
"Rarely over the decades have I seen an audience leap to its feet as quickly as when the last note was sung last night at the world premiere of ‘Come From Away.’"
– Entertainment Today

Latest Posts From Ford’s Theatre

Lead Sponsor