Come From Away will close on Broadway, five years after opening at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with its final performance set for 2 October 2022.
Written by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the musical tells the true story of 38 planes that were ordered to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on Sept. 11, 2001, following the World Trade Center attack. The musical follows several passengers from the planes as they are housed by residents of Gander, and develop long lasting friendships in the shadow of a tragedy.
The long running musical opened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway in March 2017 where it ran continuously until Broadway’s forced shutdown in March 2020. It resumed performances in September 2021. When it closes Come From Away will have played 1,670 performances, making it the 49th longest-running production in Broadway history, and the longest-running show in the Schoenfeld’s history.
The show received seven Tony Award nominations, including for best musical, with Christopher Ashley winning for best direction of a musical. There are three other ongoing global productions of the musical: two tours in North America and Australia, and an Olivier Award-winning production on London’s West End.
Other big Broadway shows which have recently posted closing notices are Tina – The Tina Turner Musical and Dear Evan Hansen, with final performances set for 14 August 2022 and 18 September 2022 respectively.
The musical opened on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre in December 2016 and will close on September 18, 2022, after 21 preview performances and 1,678 regular performances.
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