THE eagerly-awaited Sydney premiere of global sensation COME FROM AWAY at the magnificent Capitol Theatre has garnered rapturous reviews from the critics and an outpouring of accolades and affection from audiences.
The Tony and Olivier Award-winning Broadway musical about unity and kindness in adversity is taking Sydney by storm, just as it did when it made its Australian premiere in Melbourne in July 2019.
Produced by Junkyard Dog Productions and Rodney Rigby, the Australian cast production continues to win the hearts and minds of critics and audiences as they laugh, cry and tap their feet to the original, inventive and exhilarating music. The production of COME FROM AWAY currently remains the only production being performed anywhere in the world due to the ongoing impact of COVID. The outstanding ensemble includes Zoe Gertz, Sharriese Hamilton, Douglas Hansell, Kolby Kindle, Phillip Lowe, Simon Maiden, Sarah Morrison, Joseph Naim, Emma Powell, Katrina Retallick, Kellie Rode and Gene Weygandt, together with Angela Kennedy, Josh Marin, Kathleen Moore, Jensen Overend, Kilty Reidy, Ash Roussety, Alana Tranter and Jasmine Vaughns.
THE SYDNEY REVIEWS ARE IN: COME FROM AWAY IS A SMASH-HIT
John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald:
Inspired… What the music does do is brilliantly underscore the action, and it does this while drawing on Newfoundland’s proud Celtic heritage… It’s a show that not only makes one feel good, it rather inspires one to do good.
Performing Arts Hub:
I would highly recommend this production if you are seeking great music, some hysterically funny moments and a touch of catharsis and healing regarding the events of 9/11. Love and compassion can arise in the most trying circumstances.
A global phenomenon, COME FROM AWAY opened on Broadway to wide acclaim in 2017 and continued its international triumph with sold-out, record breaking seasons in Toronto, London and a 60-city North American tour.
The story at the musical’s heart draws inspiration from the real-life events that came in the wake of the 9/11terrorist attacks in Washington and New York, which closed US airspace for the first time in history. It was then that 38 planes carrying almost 7,000 people from more than 100 countries were diverted to a tiny island, known to locals as “The Rock”. Now immortalised in this ground-breaking musical, the extraordinary experiences of the “come from aways”, and the unexpected outpouring of generosity and hospitality they received in Gander, Newfoundland, continues to inspire unity and hope among audiences throughout the world.
With book, music and lyrics by David Hein and Irene Sankoff, COME FROM AWAY is directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley, choreographed by Olivier Award winner Kelly Devine (Rock of Ages, Diana), with music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story, Diana), scenic design by Beowulf Boritt (Rock of Ages, Be More Chill) costume design by Toni-Leslie James (Jelly’s Last Jam), lighting design by Howell Binkley (Jersey Boys, Hamilton), sound design by Gareth Owen (Diana, A Bronx Tale).
COME FROM AWAY has won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical (Christopher Ashley) and four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Best Theatre Choreographer (Kelly Devine), Best Sound Design (Gareth Owen) and Outstanding Achievement in Music.
COME FROM AWAY is produced in Australia by Junkyard Dog Productions and Rodney Rigby.
Venue: Capitol Theatre, 13 Campbell Street, Haymarket.
Date: From 3 June, 2021.
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