"[68], Ben Brantley, chief theatre critic for The New York Times, wrote "Try, if you must, to resist the gale of good will that blows out of 'Come From Away,' the big bearhug of a musical that opened on Sunday night at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater. To repeat: I find the Ganderites -- the ones I've read about, and the ones depicted on stage -- to be extraordinary. COME FROM AWAY (NAMT Festival 2013) was originally developed at Check out these notable MTI productions around the world. Cassidy Dawn Graves writes about the anti-capitalist narrative present in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and the significance of producing the musical in 2018. [49][50][51][52][53] Although the initial Melbourne Fall Season was cut short due to SARS-CoV-2, a short encore in Melbourne in February 2021 occurred before briefly stopping at Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane before transferring to Capitol Theatre in Sydney. Come From Away shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these 'come from aways' into their lives. Broadway's Tony & Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away resumed performances last night at Broadway's Schoenfeld Theatre. From A Chorus Line to You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, we've got plenty of monologues from musicals to choose from! The world is complex. Back where I come from there are men who do nothing all day but good deeds. When you are someone like me, you connect with that dark place instantly and you identify with it. The travellers are initially taken aback by their hosts' uncommon hospitality, but they slowly let their guards down and begin to bond with the quirky townsfolk and each other. Come From Away performs at the 2017 Tony Awards, Jen Colella performs "Me and the Sky" from Come From Away, News feature on the making of Come From Away, A look at the Come From Away Gander Concert. Broadway performances of COME FROM AWAY will resume on Friday, January 7 2022 at the Schoenfeld Theatre. "[75] Steven Suskin, drama critic for The Huffington Post, wrote that "'Come From Away' is altogether different and altogether gripping, brave and new and unusual and overwhelmingly heart-tugging. New York critic Jonathan Mandell gives us a glimpse at the recently ended Broadway season, and reflects on how these shows have handled the past as a way to adapt to our current sociopolitical moment. New York, NY, Accessibility Statement Terms Privacy |StageAgent 2020. Availability tends to decrease closer to the actual performance date. Just do the bloody simple decent thing and shut up about the rest. Why then, oh why can't I? And when they come out, they think deep thoughts and with no more brains than you have. In reply to For me, the contentious by Ronmags. Finally, in Scene 29, he says:"Im not worried about my wallet. Listen to Curtain Call Theatre's Podcast featuring an interview with Broadway's Come From Away creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein. We don't care where you came from! Birds fly over the rainbow. And that's even without the "overly. Once more, father, nothing can be more Not really a question, but wouldn't it be nice if the rights were opened up in time for several of us to plan a production around the 9/11 20th Anniversary? Dramatic monologues are a literary device that have been used since ancient Greek theatretoday, they are a common tool in modern plays and films. It's ridiculous and it's a sad circus. It seems a clear beneficiary of what I had labeled The Trump Effect, in an article I wrote in December to describe how the election had altered my personal perception of the shows I was seeing. On the morning of September 11, 2001, the townsfolk of Gander (including Claude the mayor, Oz the police constable, Beulah the teacher, Bonnie the SPCA worker and others) describe life in Newfoundland and how they learn of the terrorist attacks taking place in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania ("Welcome to the Rock"). It is my dream to be in this show. Undaunted by culture clashes and language barriers, the people of Gander cheered the stranded travelers with music, an open bar and the recognition that were all part of a global family. In reply to "When I saw Come From Away, by Rick VanNoy. The performancesthe play itselfseemed incidental. Sign up today to unlock amazing theatre resources and opportunities. Written by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, a married couple from Toronto who interviewed hundreds of participants, Come From Away fashions a musical out of the true story of the residents of the small Canadian town of Gander, Newfoundland, who for several days took care of some 7,000 passengers and crew in thirty-eight airplanes that were forced to land at the local airport after the attacks of September 11, 2001. 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[59][60], Misha Berson, writing for the Seattle Times, praised Christopher Ashley's fluid staging, calling the show a "meaningful balm to the benumbed psyche." In reply to 1. Shows -- and politicians -- that try to substitute complex reality with an oversimplified make-believe are ultimately not doing us any favors. I was across the street from the Twin Towers on the morning of September 11, 2001 when they were attacked. And it's what people want! Bring a damn tray of sandwiches. Premium seats are the best seats in the house, and may still be available when general tickets are not. "[69] He awarded the show the Critics' Pick designation, given to productions the critic believes have particular merit. BOOK TICKETS. New Yorkers for Parks and the Tony & Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away joined forces to honor the lives lost to 9/11 by partnering in support of the 21st Annual Daffodil Project, New York's largest annual volunteer program, which brings together volunteers across New York City to plant daffodils as a living memorial to honor New Yorkers lost to 9/11. New York, NY, Auditons for AMDA (Virtual) Come From Away | Cast & Creative | Official Site Skip to main content TOUR CAST Marika Aubrey Beverley & Others Kevin Carolan Claude & Others Harter Clingman Oz & Others Christine Toy Johnson Diane & Others Julie Johnson Beulah & Others James Earl Jones II Bob & Others James Kall Nick & Others Julia Knitel Janice & Others Ali Momen Complete List! Come from Awayis based on the true story of the time when the isolated community of Gander, Newfoundland, played host to the world. I said "I could see a fellow New Yorker" coming away from Come From Away feeling as if the Canadian authors were saying Canadians were superior. MAGELLAN: Captain's log. [31] An additional show was also added on the evening of December 18, 2016. -- not that yours was invalid.So, why can't you afford me and the hypothetical New Yorker and Jesse Green the same courtesy? Staging is minimal, making use of only a few tables and twelve chairs to be the airplanes, the buses, and the various locations within Gander. I don't think for one moment anyone was saying "See, we are better than New York". But, to further explain, America does a fantastic job of impeding it citizens'complexity on just about all cultural and educational levels (except for some parts of those those pesky left and right blue coasts). [95], In February 2021, it was announced that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on the film industry and the performing arts, the film adaptation was cancelled in favor of producing a live recording of the stage production with the members of the Broadway cast reprising their roles, to be released in September 2021 on the 20th anniversary of the attacks. Young Dorothy Gale and her dog are swept away by a tornado from their Kansas farm to the magical Land of Oz, and embark on a quest with three new friends to see the Wizard, who can return her to her home and fulfill the others' wishes. Come on. So now that I've addressed your first point, let me comment on your "overly defensive New Yorkers seem to be missing." "[70] Joe Westerfield with Newsweek wrote that "'Come From Away' accomplishes what all the best musicals do: It takes you to a place where you didn't know you wanted to go, and makes you not want to leave. See his previous pieceshere. I don't know who he is, but I do know this: At a time when I was trying to hide myself from myself, he was there to show me a new way. In reply to 1. But feel free to label it any way you wish. [58], The Argentinian production was announced in April 2020 but postponed to April 2022 due the pandemic, at the Teatro Maipo in Buenos Aires, with Carla Calabrese as Director and a production by The Stage Company. I just don't think it is necessarily the standard to which we should all aspire. Some of the most decent lost their lives.". It's become an addiction to bickering for the sake of bickering and the merit of each topic subjugated in the process . And if I come out feeling good, or just feeling SOMETHING, well, isn't that why we go to the theatre in the first place? One trailblazing pilot, Beverley Bass, comments on how her once optimistic view of the world has suddenly changed ("Me and the Sky"). Our reaction to any show is no doubt influenced by what we bring into the theatre with us, but once in a while a show owes its collective appeal to the world and the times more than any lyrics or lines. Don't miss it. But that's part of a critic's job. Members of a prominent Harlem family, they knew the greats of the Harlem Renaissance, and they themselves were pioneers, both in civil rights and in their own respective professions: Bessie Delany was one of the first black woman dentists licensed in New York. I know my five students would love to tackle this show. The townsfolk in Gander return to normal life, but comment on how empty their town now seems and how different the world now feels. "[61], Jay Irwin with Broadway World called the production "emotionally transcendent" and "the best musical I've seen all year and possibly ever. We are opening a new Performing Arts Center in our community next school year and I would love to directthis show! Availability tends to decrease closer to the actual performance date. Lead Characters Beulah Davis Come From Away - Musical 4 Claude Elliott Come From Away began performances on February 18, 2017, and officially opened to critical acclaim on March 12, 2017, at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), where the show continued to play to standing- room-only audiences until it was forced to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 12, 2020, the evening of its third anniversary on Broadway. The "islanders" in Gander and the surrounding towns open up their homes to the "plane people", regardless of their guests' race, nationality or sexual orientation. Broadway performances of COME FROM AWAY will resume on Friday, January 7 2022 at the Schoenfeld Theatre. complaints, despair, running away with, and its consequences. In reply to Chacun a son gout, as the by Jonathan Mandell. It doesn't mean we can't appreciate this one. I found Come From Away especially moving and unique with stellar performances by relatively unknown performers in a cohesive ensemble. There were many New Yorkers who behaved decently during 9/11, even though their lives were endangered. On June 8, 2022, it was announced that the Broadway production would close on October 2 after having played 25 previews and 1,670 regular performances. Well, don't look for it in contemporary musical theatre - 1984, The Handmaid's Tale, etc might be a better fit for you. The gravity of the attacks nevertheless continues to set in as US airspace is eventually reopened. No one is saying that Ganderites are inherently better people (especially the townspeople themselves). Come From Away is now playing at Theatre Royal Sydney . Broadway performances of COME FROM AWAY will resume on Friday, January 7 2022 at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly. I certainly don't feel any "need" to believe that humans are decent. Oversimplify please! Rather interesting to see how the monologue transcends Chuck Noland's circumstance. There. But I don't recall a single moment in the script in which the character is identified by his race. Such is our world now. New York, NY, Forever Plaid What he's really concerned about is that when he is told to just take people's garden furniture, he's going to be shot, or otherwise dealt with harshly. It was announced on January 20, 2021, that the previously scheduled concert version of the musical has been cancelled. Go inside Come From Away: The Concert Steele Community Centre in Gander and September 19-21 at the Mary Brown's Centre in St. John's, which brought home the musical about the small Canadian town that temporarily doubled in population in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and tells the real-life stories of the people from there, and those who came from away. This title is currently restricted. And if not, we're adding more every week so if you don't see one you like, keep checking back! Gander in this production is the rest of the world. As the passengers and crew fly away to their homes, they joyously exchange stories of the immense kindness and generosity that was shown to them by the Newfoundland strangers in their time of need ("Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere"), but not before a Muslim traveller, faced with increasing prejudice from his fellow passengers, undergoes a humiliating strip search prior to boarding. [94] In April 2019, Sankoff and Hein stated that the intention was to shoot in Gander and cast lesser-known actors, with Gander residents as extras. NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 and HELLO, DOLLY! [30] The show could not be extended due to its Broadway commitment but, as a result of the strong demand, Mirvish Productions announced on December 2, 2016, that it was adding an additional four box seats and 12 standing-room locations for the duration of the show. You might ask. What started as an average day in a small town turned into an international sleepover, when 38 planes, carrying thousands of people from around the globe, were diverted to Gander's airstrip on September 11, 2001. After 1,670 performances and 25 previews on Broadway,the Tony & Olivier Award-winning smash hit musical COME FROMAWAY will play its final Broadway performance this fall. [33][34], On March 12, 2020, the show suspended production due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "[71] Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter called the musical "heartwarming and thoroughly entertaining especially in these politically fractious times. In reply to After this last comment of by Jonathan Mandell. 2. Cash & credit cards are accepted. You clearly have a different view of Come From Away than I do. Perhaps the best speech in the whole film. Some very much dont. To purchase, visit the Gerald Schoenfeld box office when it opens 10 AM (12 PM on Sundays) for that days performance only. I don't know how "simple"the people in Gander are. "[72] Johnny Oleksinski with the New York Post wrote that "Every New Yorker must see this show", referring to the musical as "Broadway's biggest and best surprise of the season. I think you're wrong, Jose, and I think you miss the point. Let's let the show stand on it's own merits. Someones gonna shoot me. [43], In May 2021, it was announced that the Canadian Production of the musical would be on a limited run at Ottawa's Babs Asper Theatre in July 2024 before returning to Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre in September 2024.[44]. It is based on the events in the Newfoundland town of Gander during the week following the September 11 attacks, when 38 planes, carrying approximately 7,000 passengers, were ordered to land unexpectedly at Gander International Airport. In reply to Yes, fair point on Hamilton; by John. Oh, oh, away we go Kick it into turbo Headin' through the cosmos Oh, oh, away we go Flyin' through the atmosphere Oh, oh, away we go This is outta sight Look out for the satellites Oh, oh, away we go Watch us as we disappear dialog (Magellan looks out at the audience expansively and she begins her monologue.) Here's some food! The importance of what's being debated is taking a back seat to the obsessive need to rant, from both sides of the isle. Once in a while, an event occurs that is so viscerally powerful that you will always remember exactly what you were doing when it happened. "I certainly don't say that it shouldn't have been made at all -- and, since I apparently created the hypothetical New Yorkers of which you speak, I can say with authority that they don't say that either.Yes, he, I and they have some problems with the show. I. Open our interactive chat window to ask questions about ticketing, learn more about the show and our true story, and more! When an out-of-town friend visiting New York recently bought me a ticket to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, I couldnt bring myself to go (Forgetting 9/11). And the perspective is: Why is everyone getting caught up in all the minutiae of everyone's personal politics? When you leave the theatre, tell your friends, loved onesto come see theatre.". 2. And then they can go back to their regularly regimented lives, do nothing about it, yet feel that in some way they have. Come From Away IS over simplifying, but to great effect! Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? The more outrageous Trump tweets, the more outrageous everyone reacts. [29], The musical opened in previews on Broadway on February 18, 2017, and officially opened on March 12, 2017, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. I'll repeat for your convenience: "Our reaction to any show is no doubt influenced by what we bring into the theatre with us, but once in a while a show owes its collective appeal to the world and the times more than any lyrics or lines." Come From Away chronicles the real-life experiences of the people of Gander, Newfoundland, and the almost 7000 airline passengers who were forced to land there when US air space was closed on September 11, 2001. Don't miss 'Come From Away'. Berson closed the review noting how the show "honors our capacity for humble goodness and mutual empathy in the shadow of faith-shattering evil. But Dear Evan Hansen? 'Come From Away' allows theatergoers to register their dissent against whats happening in Washington, at least in their own mindsbut I couldnt help harboring some resentment towards the show and its admirers. A limited number of $58 rush tickets will be available for both performances on Saturday 10/1. Initially surprised that anybody would be interested in them, they eventually were coaxed into telling what turned out to be a fascinating tale. 127 views, 4 likes, 2 loves, 1 comments, 0 shares, Facebook Watch Videos from Vincent Pelligrino: Ali's monologue from "Come From Away" www.vincentpelligrino.com ", In reply to Funny, I resented this work by Jos Carrasquillo. "[73] Peter Marks of The Washington Post called the show "an effervescent musical" and "an antidote for what ails the American soul. [25], Following its runs in San Diego and Seattle, the show played out-of-town engagements at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., from September 2, 2016, to October 9, 2016,[26][27] and then at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, from November 15, 2016, to January 8, 2017. Although initially hoping to resume on December 28, on December 27 it was announced that Come From Away in Toronto was closed permanently. Yes, many people like what you call this feel-good musical, but "the single most interesting piece of musical theatre on Broadway"? Limit two per person, subject to availability. In reply to Fair enough. I suppose if I squint very hard I could see how wondering why a reviewer talked more about politics than the play itself could be construed as a "personal attack". Nowhere do I find him saying that Come From Away shouldn't have been made at all. [5], A second Canadian production opened in a sold-out, four-week run in Winnipeg at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in January 2018. This is a political essay, then. Clips from the Broadway production of Come From Away! Estimate the approximate cost of your licensing fees by providing a few details about your production. It's true. While one pair of passengers starts to develop a romance despite the terrible thing that brought them together ("Stop the World"), another pair sees their long-term relationship fall apart under the stress of the event. Due to continued demand, the show transferred to the nearby Elgin Theatre on February 5, 2019, after ending its run at the Royal Alexandra Theatre on January 20, 2019. You spend two lines discussing the music in this *musical*. Thus things are carried on in fashionable life, and veritable gallantry cannot dispense with these forms. The creators of Come From Away have stated that this is not a September 11th story, it is rather a September 12th story - a story of the best people have to offer each other, and a reminder that we are all capable of doing good for each other, especially in the darkest of times. It takes simple people from a very simple place like Gander to remind all the Plane People that we're all just citizens of the world in the and we all have the same needs; Food, shelter, warmth. "It's not until Scene 25 that the mayor of Appleton says to Bob:DERM: do me a favor and start to round up some grills.BOB Round up some grills?DERM: Yeah, just go to peoples yards and take their grills.BOB:Take their grills? The Australian production began performances in Melbourne. When I saw Come From Away, I was grateful that the musical didnt wind up being triggering, as I wrote in my review of it for DC Theatre Scene. Its the times we suddenly live in, in other words, that surely have helped turn Come From Away into a respectable hit, one of just five Broadway shows last week with more than 100 percent attendance. Jen Gushue explores the emergence of filk theatre, a niche genre that uses a folk-concert frame as a basis for storytelling. [6] On July 1, 2022, it was announced that the London production would close on January 7, 2023. The show tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. From the dust of the wreckage, though, came hope and a unified country. I of course don't agree with your assessment, for reasons I just explained. . About an apolitical play. The creators of Come From Away have stated that this is not a September 11th story, it is rather a September 12th story - a story of the best people have to offer each other, and a reminder that we are all capable of doing good for each other, especially in the darkest of times. You seem to be objecting to my expressing my personal reaction to Come From Away. I agree with your assessment of the quality of the book of the show, as well with the Wall St Journals, its deeply flawed and very pedestrian at times. Join StageAgent today and unlock amazing theatre resources and opportunities. Dictionary definition of defensive: "Self-justifying, oversensitive, prickly, paranoid, neurotic;" Wow, again with the neurotic New Yorker stereotype? ", In reply to What he's really concerned by Ronmags. However, we have dozens of other monologues that you can read. The show, which canceled performances from December 31st due to Covid-19 infections from within the cast, reopened last night, Friday, January 7th. library of free monologues. . But there will be time to tell those stories. The music of Come From Away blends both traditional musical theatre styles (Me and the Sky, Stop the World) as well as traditional Newfoundland orchestrations (Heave Away, Screech In). Some critics agree with that assessment of its quality. Canadians are of course free to create whatever they want. The irony for me is that it wasnt the Trump Effect that most affected my view of Come From Away. . With all due respect, Ronmags, your take on this character, whose name is Bob, is at variance with that of the authors of Come From Away, who write the following character description of him: "Bob: A hardened New Yorker, Bob is suspicious of where hes landed, fearing that its World War 3, that someone is going to shoot him and steal his wallet but instead, he ends up losing his New York jadedness. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. 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