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West End vs Broadway: Come From Away – Two Beverley Basses are flying high

The WhatsOnStage Award-winning musical gets the West End vs Broadway treatment

Alice Fearn and Jenn Colella in Come From Away
© Craig Sugden / Matthew Murphy

Since its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego in 2015, Come From Away has skyrocketed to success and warmed the hearts of countless theatregoers across the globe.

The show's 2017 Broadway premiere led to seven Tony Award nominations (including one for original cast member Jenn Colella) and Christopher Ashley triumphing in the Best Direction of a Musical category. The 2019 West End transfer was crowned Best New Musical at the 2020 WhatsOnStage Awards, as well as the Olivier Awards, and productions have been staged all across America, Canada, Ireland, Australia and the Netherlands to date.

Set during the aftermath of 9/11 in the town of Gander in Newfoundland, where the population practically doubled overnight thanks to 38 planes being diverted to its airport as the American airspace was forced to close, the musical celebrates the extraordinary resilience, compassion and kindness of the human spirit.

Colella recently returned to her Tony-nominated role of Beverley Bass (and Others) in the Broadway production and is scheduled to play her final performance on 7 August, so we decided to grab the opportunity to pair her up with her current London counterpart, Alice Fearn, for our latest edition of "West End vs Broadway".

Suddenly, there's nothing between Colella and Fearn! Check out the video below:

The Broadway production is scheduled to play its final performance at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on 2 October 2022, with the West End transfer following suit on 7 January 2023.

Tickets for the London production are available below.