COME FROM AWAY coming to Portland February 26–March 3, 2019
The national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Portland debut at Keller Auditorium for a limited engagement from February 26–March 3. COME FROM AWAY tickets are on sale now!
The touring production of COME FROM AWAY will star Kevin Carolan (Disney’s Newsies), Harter Clingman (Peter and The Starcatcher), Nick Duckart (In the Heights), Chamblee Ferguson, Becky Gulsvig (School of Rock the Musical), Julie Johnson (Memphis), Christine Toy Johnson (The Music Man), James Earl Jones II (The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess), Megan McGinnis (Les Misérables), Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific), Danielle K. Thomas (Avenue Q), Emily Walton(August Osage County), Marika Aubrey, Jane Bunting, Michael Brian Dunn, Julie Garnyé, Adam Halpin and Aaron Michael Ray.
With a book, music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award® nominees Irene Sankoff & David Hein, COME FROM AWAY is directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away), musical staging by two-time Tony nominee Kelly Devine (Come From Away, Rocky), with music supervision by Grammy nominee Ian Eisendrath (Come From Away), scenic design by Tony Award® winner Beowulf Boritt (Act One), costume design by Tony Award® nominee Toni-Leslie James (Jelly’s Last Jam), lighting design by two-time Tony Award® winner Howell Binkley (Hamilton), sound design by Tony Award® nominee Gareth Owen (End of the Rainbow), orchestrations by Tony nominee August Eriksmoen (Bright Star), music arrangements by Grammy nominee Ian Eisendrath and casting by Telsey + Company.
COME FROM AWAY tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
On September 11, 2001, the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.
Following sold-out, record-breaking, critically acclaimed world premiere engagements at La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre, COME FROM AWAY landed on the “Best Theater of 2015” lists in the Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, San Diego Union Tribune, and Times of San Diego. Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times called the show “An affecting, stirring and unpretentious new musical. Christopher Ashley's production lets the simple goodness of ordinary people outshine sensational evil,” and Bob Verini of Variety raved, “Superb! Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein have forged a moving, thoroughly entertaining tribute to international amity and the indomitable human spirit.”
COME FROM AWAY began performances on Broadway on February 18, 2017, and officially opened to critical acclaim on March 12, 2017, at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), and continues to play to standing-room-only audiences.
COME FROM AWAY will be at Portland’s Keller Auditorium for eight performances. The schedule for the Portland engagement is:
Tuesday, February 26, 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 27, 7:30pm
Thursday, February 28, 7:30pm – ASL Interpreted Performance
Friday, March 1, 7:30pm – Audio Described Performance
Saturday, March 2, 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, March 3, 1:00pm, 6:30pm – Open Caption Performance
Tickets can be purchased at www.BroadwayInPortland.com or at Portland’5 Box Office: 800-273-1530.