Broadway’s ‘Come from Away’ comes to KC


Press Release posted by Bob Evans




Sabates Eye Centers Kansas City Broadway Series is thrilled to announce the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Kansas City debut at the Music Hall for a limited engagement February 11-16, 2020. COME FROM AWAY tickets are on sale now!

 Tickets for COME FROM AWAY are on sale now and are available online at, or at the Music Hall box office, at 301 W. 13th Street.  Ticket prices start at $40.00. Groups of 10+ call 1.866.314.7687.

 The touring production of COME FROM AWAY will star Marika Aubrey (Lincoln Center’s SOUTH PACIFIC), Kevin Carolan (DISNEY’S NEWSIES), Harter Clingman (PETER AND THE STARCATCHER), Nick Duckart (IN THE HEIGHTS), Chamblee FergusonChristine Toy Johnson (THE MUSIC MAN), Julie Johnson (MEMPHIS), James Earl Jones II (THE GERSHWIN’S PORGY and BESS), Julia Knitel (BEAUTIFUL), Andrew Samonsky (SOUTH PACIFIC), Sharone Sayegh (THE BAND’S VISIT), Danielle K. Thomas (AVENUE Q), Jenny Ashman, Jane Bunting, Amelia Cormack, Aaron Michael Ray, Kilty Reidy and Brandon Springman.

 With a book, music and lyrics by Tony® and Grammy Award® nominees Irene Sankoff & David Hein, COME FROM AWAY is directed by Tony Award® winner Christopher Ashley (COME FROM AWAY), musical staging by two-time Tony® nominee Kelly Devine(COME FROM AWAY, ROCKY), with music supervision by Grammy® nominee Ian Eisendrath (COME FROM AWAY), scenic design by Tony Award® winner Beowulf Boritt (ACT ONE), costume design by Tony Award® nominee Toni-Leslie James (JELLY’S LAST JAM), lighting design by two-time Tony Award® winner Howell Binkley (HAMILTON), sound design by Tony Award® nominee Gareth Owen (END OF THE RAINBOW), orchestrations by Tony® nominee August Eriksmoen (BRIGHT STAR), music arrangements by Grammy® nominee Ian Eisendrath and casting by Telsey + Company.

 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.

 Following sold-out, record-breaking, critically acclaimed world premiere engagements at La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre, COME FROM AWAY landed on the “Best Theater of 2015” lists in the Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, San Diego Union Tribune, and Times of San Diego. Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times called the show “An affecting, stirring and unpretentious new musical.  Christopher Ashley’s production lets the simple goodness of ordinary people outshine sensational evil,” and Bob Verini of Variety raved, “Superb! Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein have forged a moving, thoroughly entertaining tribute to international amity and the indomitable human spirit.”

 COME FROM AWAY began performances on Broadway on February 18, 2017 and officially opened to critical acclaim on March 12, 2017 at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), and continues to play to standing-room-only audiences.

 The Tony® Award-winning musical launched a second company in Canada with a sold out four-week engagement in Winnipeg and is currently playing to standing-room-only audiences in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.

 The Mark Gordon Company will produce and finance a feature film adaptation of COME FROM AWAY. Two-time Tony Award® nominees, Grammy® 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.

 A “Best Musical” winner all across North America, the smash hit 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).

 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 originally co-produced in 2015 by La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theater.  COME FROM AWAY (NAMT Festival 2013) was originally developed at the Canadian Music Theatre Project, Michael Rubinoff Producer, Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada and was further developed at Goodspeed Musicals’ Festival of New Artists, in East Haddam, CT.  The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, Steve and Paula Reynolds and The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle WA also provided development support.

 Performance Schedule for COME FROM AWAY at the Music Hall

Tuesday, February 11 – 7:30pm

Wednesday, February 12 – 7:30pm

Thursday, February 13 – 7:30pm

Friday, February 14 – 7:30pm

Saturday, February 15 – 2:00pm

Saturday, February 15 – 7:30pm

Sunday, February 16 – 1:00pm

Sunday, February 16 – 6:30pm

Please,, and the Music Hall box office are the only official sources for tickets to the shows in the 2019-20 SABATES EYE CENTERS KANSAS CITY BROADWAY SERIES. If you purchase tickets through another source, you may pay inflated prices and your tickets will not be guaranteed.

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 Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of the John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes, The Broadway Channel, and Group Sales Box Office.  Led by 14-time Tony® Award -winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 45 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s THE LION KING, WICKED, THE BOOK OF MORMON, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and HAMILTON. Current and past productions include AIN’T TOO PROUD, BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical, CATS, CHICAGO, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, MEAN GIRLS, MOULIN ROUGE! and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.

 The American Theatre Guild, a 501(c)(3) organization and the largest not-for-profit touring Broadway Presenter in the nation, supports Broadway seasons in twelve markets including Birmingham, AL; Colorado Springs, CO; Eugene, OR; Kansas City, MO; Lubbock, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Riverside, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; South Bend, IN; Thousand Oaks, CA; Toledo, OH; and Wichita, KS. The American Theatre Guild is dedicated to providing the experience of live theater in order to foster passion, inspire creativity and empower youth within each community.

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