Come From Away


The made-in-Canada phenomenon that is COME FROM AWAY is coming to St. John’s. The show that has become the toast of Broadway and Toronto, will play eight benefit performances in a concert version at Holy Heart Theatre from January 23 to 27, 2019. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 10 AM (NDT) exclusively through Holy Heart Theatre ticket channels.
Net proceeds from this engagement will go to:
– The six towns that hosted the 7,000 stranded travellers who landed at Gander Airport after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York. These six communities are Gander, Gambo, Appleton, Lewisporte, Norris Arm and Glenwood. 
– Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.
– Community Food Sharing Association.
Holy Heart Theatre, 55 Bonaventure Ave, St. John’s, NL 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 – 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Thursday, January 24, 2019 – 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Friday, January 25, 2019 – 7:30pm
Saturday, January 26, 2019 – 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, January 27, 2019 – 1:30pm

Ticket prices: $29 to $99, plus tax and surcharge
Tickets Onsale: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 10 AM (NDT)
By phone: 709-579-4424
In-person: at theatre box office
BEWARE of scammers. Holy Heart Theatre handles all of its own box office sales here locally in St. John’s, NL. Never give your credit card info to a 1-800 number or a website claiming to represent Holy Heart Theatre (besides,, and our service provider, Seat Advisor) to buy our tickets. If you have done this please call your credit card company to dispute charges. We will not be able to give any refunds or accommodations for tickets bought through non-authorized websites.
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. 
COME FROM AWAY was originally co-produced in 2015 by La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre, and had pre-Broadway runs in 2016 at the Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC, (Sep 2 to Oct 16, 2016) and at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto (Nov 15, 2016 – Jan 8, 2017). At each venue, the show played to sold-out engagements. 
Moving to New York, COME FROM AWAY began performances on February 18, 2017 and officially opened to critical acclaim on March 12, 2017 at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), where it is playing to capacity houses in an open-ended run. 
COME FROM AWAY is a “Best Musical” winner all across North America. The new musical has won the Tony Award for “Best Direction of a Musical” (Christopher Ashley), 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding New Broadway Musical,” 3 Drama Desk Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding Musical,” 4 Helen Hayes Awards (D.C.) including “Outstanding Production of a Musical,” 4 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards (Seattle) including “Excellence in Production of a Musical,” 6 San Diego Critics Circle Awards including “Outstanding New Musical,” 3 Toronto Theatre Critics Awards including “Best New Musical,” 3 Dora Awards (Toronto) including “Outstanding New Musical/Opera” and “Outstanding Production,” and the 2017 Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award (Toronto). The Original Broadway Cast Recording of COME FROM AWAY was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. 
COME FROM AWAY features a book, music and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award winners Irene Sankoff & David Hein, direction by Tony Award winner and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Christopher Ashley (Memphis), musical staging by two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky), and music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story). 
COME FROM AWAY features scenic design by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Tony Award nominee Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Howell Binkley, sound design by Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Gareth Owen, orchestrations by two-time Tony Award nominee August Eriksmoen, and music arrangements by Ian Eisendrath
The Toronto company of COME FROM AWAY features Saccha Dennis, Steffi DiDomenicantonio, Barbara Fulton, Lisa Horner, James Kall, George Masswohl, Ali Momen, Jack Noseworthy, Cory O’Brien, Kristen Peace, Eliza-Jane Scott, Kevin Vidal, Susan Dunstan, Kate Etienne, Amir Haidar, Jeff Madden, David Silvestri and Cailin Stadnyk. 
“Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s groundbreaking musical has landed back in Toronto to a rapturous reception!” J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail 
“Joyous, foot-stomping and heartwarming. An intense pace of text, music and intricate staging by director Christopher Ashley. It’s come back from away to be greeted by open arms.”  Carly Maga, Toronto Star 
“The new Canadian cast is superb. Swift and smart and constantly surprising. Come From Away is very funny, very moving and an entirely memorable night at the theatre.”  Liz Braun, Toronto Sun 
“The ecstatic full house started applauding as soon as the house lights dimmed and grew to a roar as the all-Canadian cast took the stage. Powerful, striking, filled and with compassion, hope and warmth, Come From away has become a genuine classic.”  Alison Broverman, National Post 
“Unbelievable! Might be the best show I’ve ever seen. I was on the verge of tears the entire time. Even after all the hype, I was still awestruck.”  CHFI 
“You have to see this! It’s gonna make you proud!”  Breakfast Television on City 
“I don’t know how it is even possible, but the new Come From Away is better than the first.  A stellar ensemble cast!”  Jazz FM 
COME FROM AWAY has just launched a third company, a North American Tour across the United States and Canada, which began on October 9, 2019 at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018. A fourth company will open in December at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre. That company will then transfer to London in January 2019 and play at the West End’s Phoenix Theatre. A fifth company will be launched in Melbourne, Australia at the Comedy Theatre in July 2019. 
COME FROM AWAY’s original Broadway cast recording was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and is available digitally and in stores everywhere. Grammy Award winner David Lai, and Grammy Award nominees Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, Irene Sankoff and David Hein served as album producers. COME FROM AWAY is the first cast recording released by The Musical Company. For more information visit
The Mark Gordon Company will produce and finance a feature film adaptation of COME FROM AWAY. Two-time Tony Award nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award winners Irene Sankoff and David Hein, who wrote the book, music and lyrics, will adapt the feature screenplay for the project and Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley will direct. MGC’s Mark Gordon will produce. 
COME FROM AWAY is produced by Junkyard Dog Productions (Randy Adams, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff and Sue Frost), Jerry Frankel, Latitude Link, Smith & Brant Theatricals, Steve & Paula Reynolds, David Mirvish, Michael Rubinoff, Alhadeff Productions, Michael Alden & Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Sam Levy, Rodney Rigby, Spencer Ross, Richard Winkler, Yonge Street Theatricals, Sheridan College, Michael & Ellise Coit, Ronald Frankel, Sheri & Les Biller, Richard Belkin, Gary & Marlene Cohen, Allan Detsky & Rena Mendelson, Lauren Doll, Barbara H. Freitag, Wendy Gillespie, Laura Little Theatricals, Carl & Jennifer Pasbjerg, Radio Mouse Entertainment, The Shubert Organization, Cynthia Stroum, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Gwen Arment/Molly Morris & Terry McNicholas, Maureen & Joel Benoliel/Marjorie & Ron Danz, Pamela Cooper/Corey Brunish, Demos Bizar/Square 1 Theatrics, Joshua Goodman/Lauren Stevens, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams Productions, Bill & Linda Potter/Rosemary & Kenneth Willman, and La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre. 
COME FROM AWAY was developed at the Canadian Music Theatre Project (Michael Rubinoff Producer, Sheridan College in Oakville, ON), and was further developed at Goodspeed Musicals’ Festival of New Artists, in East Haddam, CT. It was also part of the National Alliance of Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals in New York in 2013. The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, and the Fifth Avenue Theatre in Seattle, WA, also provided development support.