New Broadway musical opens in Melbourne
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New Broadway musical opens in Melbourne

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Melbourne is known for being a welcoming venue for outstanding theatre, and today it’s confirmed Melbourne will host the Australian premiere of Come from Away.

Opening at the Comedy Theatre on Saturday July 20 next year, the musical tells the true story of the aftermath of 9-11. Depicting the landing of 38 planes in Gander, Newfoundland which almost doubled the Canadian town’s population and brought people of all religions, races, and sexual orientations together. Despite nerves and unease, it’s a story of enduring and friendship.

Come from Away’s universal themes of hope and humanity have captured the hearts of audiences on Broadway, across the USA and Canada and we are thrilled to now be able to share it with Australians,” says Sue Frost and Randy Adams, founding partners of Junkyard Dog Productions.

The team behind the show contain countless Tony and Grammy Award winners and nominees such as choreographer Kelly Devine (Rocky), music supervisor Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story), and lighting designer Howell Binkley (Hamilton).

The show itselfhas caused its contributors to be nominated for Tony Awards, sold-out shows at La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre and made the Best Theatre of 2015 list in five American cities.