First produced in Oakville, Come from Away to end Broadway run

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Published June 9, 2022 at 12:48 pm

First produced in Oakville, the award-winning Come From Away will end its Broadway run on Oct. 2. FACEBOOK PHOTO

The run for Canada’s most successful musical ever on Broadway, first produced in Oakville, is coming to a close.

Producers for the award-winning Come From Away, first workshopped through the theatre program at Sheridan College, announced it will end its Broadway run at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Oct. 2.


Written by Canadian husband-and-wife David Hein and Irene Sankoff, the popular show was based on the real-life stories of people in Gander, N.L., who provided shelter, food and support to the thousands of stranded passengers after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The producer said in a news release that when the curtains close in October, the show will be the 49th longest-running show in Broadway history, as well as the longest-running production in the theatre’s 105-year history.

“What we found: this community, the opportunity to spread love and kindness through our story, and all the friends we’ve made who have come from away,” the production said on Twitter.

“Join us on The Rock on Broadway now through October 2.”

 

Come From Away first ran in select North American locations before opening up on Broadway. It opened on the Great White Way in March 2017 and director Christopher Ashley won the Tony Award for best direction

Nominated for seven Tony Awards in 2017, including a win for director Christopher Ashley for best direction, its Broadway run will have included 1,670 shows on the announced closing date.

Fans will still be able to catch the production beginning Dec. 27 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

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