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Jenn Colella, Josh Breckenridge To Join 'Come From Away' For Final 2 Weeks

Photo: Matthew Murphy

There are only 2 weeks left to experience the Tony and Olivier Award-Winning musical Come From Away at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The smash hit musical must close on Sunday, October 2, 2022. By the time the company takes its final bow, Come From Away will be the 49th longest-running production in Broadway history and the longest-running show in the 105-year history of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre after playing 1,670 performances and 25 previews on Broadway.

Come From Away welcomes original Broadway cast members Josh Breckenridge, Petrina Bromley and Jenn Colella back to “The Rock.” On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Jenn Colella will step back into the role of “Beverley/Annette & Others,” for which she received a 2017 Tony Award nomination and won Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Craig Noel, Helen Hayes and Dora Awards, and original Broadway cast Dance Captain and standby Josh Breckenridge will step into the principal role of “Kevin J./Ali & Others.” Petrina Bromley will return to the role of ‘Bonnie & Others’ on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. A “Best Musical” winner all around the world, Come From Away began performances on Broadway on February 18, 2017, and officially opened to critical acclaim on March 12, 2017, earning 7 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical and winning the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical (Christopher Ashley).

The original musical recouped its $12 million capitalization in less than 8 months on Broadway. Following the Broadway shutdown, Come From Away reopened on September 21, 2021 after a special free performance with Ford’s Theatre at Washington D.C.’s National Mall in front of the Lincoln Memorial on Friday, September 10, 2021 in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. The musical’s road to Broadway also included two benefit concert performances at the hockey rink in Gander, Newfoundland, the small Canadian town where the musical takes place.

There are currently four global productions of Come From Away including on Broadway; the four-time Olivier Award winning, including Best Musical, production in London’s West End; the North American Tour and the Australian National Tour. Come From Away will return to Toronto following a run at Ottawa's National Arts Centre in July 2024. The Critics’ Choice Award-nominated live filmed version of Come From Away, captured from the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre stage during the shutdown, is streaming globally on Apple TV+.

Come From Away features a book, music and lyrics by Olivier, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award winners and Grammy and two-time Tony Award nominees Irene Sankoff & David Hein, direction by Tony Award winner and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Christopher Ashley, musical staging by Olivier Award winner and two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine, and music supervision by Olivier Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Ian Eisendrath. 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 Olivier & Outer Critics Circle Award winner and Tony Award nominee Gareth Owen, orchestrations by Olivier Award winner and Grammy & Tony Award nominee August Eriksmoen, and music arrangements by Olivier Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Ian Eisendrath.

Come From Away currently features De’Lon Grant, Kevin S. McAllister, Sharone Sayegh, James Seol, Q. Smith, Rachel Tucker, Astrid Van Wieren, Emily Walton, Jim Walton, Gene Weygandt, Sharon Wheatley, Paul Whitty, Jordan Barbour, Josh Breckenridge, John Jellison, Tony LePage, Monette McKay, Happy McPartlin and Julie Reiber.

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 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 & Sherry Belkin, Marlene & Gary 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, Adam Blanshay Productions/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 Theatre, and presented in 2016 by Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC and Mirvish Productions at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, CA. 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, and the Fifth Avenue Theatre in Seattle WA also provided development support.