The critically acclaimed musical Come From Away has today announced its cast ahead of its 2019 Australian Premiere.
Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of the stranded passengers of 9/11, and the inconceivable generosity and hospitality offered to them by the residents of Newfoundland. The piece is the product of award-winning husband and wife duo David Hein and Irene Sankoff who travelled to Newfoundland and interviewed countless people to compile and tell their stories.
The couple were in Melbourne today to announce the cast for the upcoming season of their show, and to share their excitement with us about bringing the show across the globe.
The cast, who will bring to life the story of the 7,000 stranded passengers in Newfoundland include Nicholas Brown, Nathan Carter, Zoe Gertz, Simon Maiden, Laura Murphy, Richard Piper, Emma Powell, Katrina Retallick and Kellie Rode, together with Glen Hogstrom, Angela Kennedy, Kathleen Moore, Jensen Overend, Ash Roussety and Alana Tranter.
Nicholas Brown (STC’s The Long Forgotten Dream, Disney India’s Beauty and the Beast) will play Kevin J (and others); Nathan Carter (Kinky Boots, Wicked and Opera Australia’s My Fair Lady) will play Nick (and others); WAAPA graduate Zoe Gertz (Les Miserables, Wicked, and She Loves Me and High Fidelity at Hayes Theatre) will play Beverley (and others); Simon Maiden (The Dressmaker, Romulus, My Father and Jack Irish) will play Oz (and others); fresh from the world premiere of Muriel’s Wedding, Sydney Theatre Award winner Laura Murphy will play Janice (and others); Richard Piper (Bell Shakespeare’s The War of the Roses, Henry V, MTC’s Born Yesterday, STC’s The Secret River) will play Claude (and others); Emma Powell (Les Miserables, Priscilla – Queen of the Desert) will play Beulah (and others); Helpmann nominee Katrina Retallick (STC’s Wharf Revue and Channel 9’s Love Child) will play Diane (and others); and Green Room nominee Kellie Rode (The Rocky Horror Show, Virgins) will play Bonnie (and others).