Sydney Season Rescheduled for Come From Away
Opens 3 June 2021
Due to COVID19, producers Rodney Rigby and Junkyard Dog Productions are pleased to announce the rescheduled dates for the Sydney season of COME FROM AWAY. The Tony and Olivier award-winning musical will commence performances at the Capitol Theatre from Thursday 3 June, 2021.
This season follows the show’s acclaimed premiere season in Melbourne in 2019. The Sydney season was originally due to open in Sydney in August 2020. Read DanceLife’s review of the Melbourne production of COME FROM AWAY here.
Producer Rodney Rigby said, “We are thrilled that we have been able to re-schedule the Sydney season at the magnificent Capitol Theatre. At a time when the world is facing such challenges, this story of ordinary people doing extraordinary things by simply being kind and caring is a timely reminder of the triumph of humanity.”
COME FROM AWAY follows the incredible real-life journey of 7,000 air passengers who became grounded in Gander, Newfoundland in Canada in the wake of the September 11 tragedy. The small community that invited the ‘come from aways’ into their lives provided hope and humanity to those in need. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night and gratitude grew into enduring friendships
Award-winning husband and wife authors David Hein and Irene Sankoff (book, music and lyrics), travelled to Newfoundland and interviewed thousands of locals, listening to and compiling their stories to share them with the world.
The musical has won countless awards internationally including the 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical (Christopher Ashley), Winner of five Outer Critics Circle Awards (New York) including Outstanding New Broadway Musical. On top of this, the musical has received three Drama Desk Awards (New York) including Outstanding Musical, four Helen Hayes Awards (Washington, D.C) including Outstanding Production of a Musical, four Gypsy Rose Lee Awards (Seattle) including Excellence in production of a Musical and six San Diego Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Musical.
In 2019, the musical added to its international award tally with four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Best Theatre Choreographer (Kelly Devine), Best Sound Design and Outstanding Achievement in Music, along with four Broadway World UK awards taking its international award tally to 41.
DanceLife has the pleasure of speaking with Kelly Devine about COME FROM AWAY last year. Read our interview with Kelly here.
COME FROM AWAY will make its long awaited Sydney opening after a record breaking season in Melbourne, where it earned the title of the most successful musical ever in the Comedy Theatre’s 92-year history. It won critical and audience acclaim during its 9 month Melbourne season and will return to the Comedy Theatre for a strictly limited encore engagement in early 2021.
Current Ticket holders will be contacted on Tuesday 11 August in respect to the rescheduled Sydney season on how to exchange or refund their tickets.