A couple kisses while a crowd of people look on and cheer.
The cast of the Ford’s Theatre production of Come From Away, directed by Christopher Ashley. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

Come From Away

When the world stopped, their stories moved us all.

date September 2, 2016 — October 9, 2016
1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission
Recommended for ages 12 and older

Fresh off sold-out runs in Seattle and San Diego, the new musical Come From Away tells the heart-warming true story of how a small Canadian town cared for 6,579 airline passengers stranded there on 9/11. When 38 planes were diverted to its doorstep, the town of Gander doubled in size, playing host to an international community of strangers and offering food, shelter and friendship. Featuring a rousing score of folk and rock, Come From Away honors the better angels of our nature, revealing hope and humanity in a time of darkness. The production marks the Ford’s debut of Tony Award-nominated director Christopher Ashley. See this hit musical prior to its Broadway engagement!

Artistic Team

Book, Music and Lyrics Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Director Christopher Ashley
Choreographer Kelly Devine
Music Supervisor Ian Eisendrath
Scenic Design Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Design Howell Binkley
Sound Design Gareth Owen
Arrangements Ian Eisendrath
Orchestrations August Eriksmoen
Creative Consultant Michael Rubinoff
Dialects Joel Goldes
Production Stage Manager Arturo E. Porazzi
Stage Manager Brandon Prendergast
Casting Telsey + Company; Rachel Hoffman, C.S.A., Patrick Pearson


Headshot of Geno Carr.

Geno Carr


Headshot for Jenn Colella.

Jenn Colella


Headshot of actor Joel Hatch

Joel Hatch


Headshot for Rodney Hicks.

Rodney Hicks


Kendra Kassebaum


Headshot for Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan.

Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan


Headshot for Chad Kimball.

Chad Kimball

Kevin 1

Headshot of actor Lee MacDougall.

Lee MacDougall


Caesar Samayoa

Kevin 2

Headshot for Q. Smith.

Q. Smith


Headshot of actress Astrid van Wieren.

Astrid Van Wieren


Headshot for Sharon Wheatley.

Sharon Wheatley


Headshot for actress Jane Bunting.

Jane Bunting


Headshot for Kevin McAllister.

Kevin S. McAllister


Headshot for Happy McPartlin.

Happy McPartlin


Headshot for Harry Winter.

Harry A. Winter



Keys, et al. Ian Eisendrath
Fiddle Caitlin Warbelow
Bass Mike Pearce
Guitar I Alec Berlin
Guitar II Nate Lueck
Whistles, et al. Ben Power
Drums Larry Lelli
Percussion James Yoshizawa

From the Gallery

"“The best musical I’ve seen all year and possibly ever.”"
– Broadway World
"A moving, thoroughly entertaining tribute to international amity and the indomitable human spirit … surefire source of laughter and tears."
– Variety
"Rarely over the decades have I seen an audience leap to its feet as quickly as when the last note was sung last night at the world premiere of ‘Come From Away.’"
– Entertainment Today

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