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Come From Away confirms Broadway closure

The New York production will play its final performance this autumn

Rachel Tucker in Come From Away
© Matthew Murphy

The much-loved Broadway musical Come From Away will end its run at the Schoenfeld Theatre in New York on Sunday, 2 October after 25 previews and 1,670 performances.

Featuring a book, music, and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the show is directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley, choreographed by Kelly Devine, and has music supervision by Ian Eisendrath.

Set against the backdrop of the tragic events of 11 September 2001, the musical follows what happens when 38 planes and 6,579 passengers are forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world.

The original Broadway cast included Chad Kimball, Jenn Colella, Kendra Kassebaum, Geno Carr, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Sharon Wheatley, Astrid Van Wieren, Petrina Bromley, Josh Breckenridge, Susan Dunstan, Tamika Lawrence, and Tony LePage.

Bromley, Samayoa, Smith, Van Wieren, Wheatley, Breckenridge, and LePage are still with the production, joined by De'Lon Grant, Becky Gulsvig, James Seol, Emily Walton, Jim Walton, Gene Weygandt, Paul Whitty, John Jellison, Monette McKay, Happy McPartlin, and Julie Reiber. Colella is set to return for a limited run from 21 June to 7 August, with Sharone Sayegh joining the cast from 21 June until 25 September, filling in for a vacationing Bromley, who returns on 27 September.

West End star Rachel Tucker will return to the company on 9 August.

Come From Away has scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Gareth Owen, and orchestrations by August Eriksmoen.

A filmed version is available on Apple TV Plus and the London production is currently taking bookings through to 15 October 2022, with tickets on sale below.