A global success story, COME FROM AWAY opened on Broadway to rave reviews in 2017 and has continued its record-breaking triumph with a second production in Toronto, a third production touring North America and a West End production that has just been nominated for nine Olivier Awards. COME FROM AWAY opens at Melbourne's newly refurbished Comedy Theatre on Saturday 20 July.
COME FROM AWAY has won numerous awards including the 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.
The New York Times theatre critic Ben Brantley wrote, "A gale of good will blows out of this smart, robust musical. Even the most stalwart cynics may have trouble staying dry-eyed during this portrait of heroic hospitality under extraordinary pressure."
Newsweek said "It does what all the best musicals do: takes you to a place you never want to leave. A funny, charming and uplifting celebration. One of the best ensemble pieces in years!"
Chief Theatre Critic for The Times UK, Dominic Maxwell, said "... it takes all of ten seconds to be in its generous embrace. You stay there for the next 100 minutes: laughing, tapping your foot, wiping away tears, feeling good about humanity... without ever feeling you're just being sold gloopy musical-theatre good cheer."
COME FROM AWAY will commence previews from 3 July 2019 and open
on Saturday 20 July at the newly refurbished Comedy Theatre in Melbourne.
COME FROM AWAY is produced in Australia by Junkyard Dog Productions and Rodney Rigby.
Tickets on sale now at COMEFROMAWAY.COM.AU