Sydney Season for Come From Away
Producers Rodney Rigby and Junkyard Dog Productions have announced that the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical COME FROM AWAY will open at Sydney’s State Theatre on Saturday 8 August 2020.
The musical follows the 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. Award-winning husband and wife duo 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.
Producer Rodney Rigby said, “It’s been wonderful to see the huge success of COME FROM AWAY in Melbourne, and how Australian audiences continue to resonate with this enduring story of kindness and humanity. We are delighted to bring this special production to Sydney’s State Theatre in August.”
COME FROM AWAY has enjoyed enormous success and received numerous awards internationally, winning Christopher Ashley the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical and four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, and setting records here in Australia as Melbourne Comedy Theatre’s most successful musical ever staged in the venue’s 91-year history, as well as the Ticketmaster 2019 audience-voted ‘Ticket of the Year’. The Australian Company, which opened in Melbourne in July 2019, marks the fifth production of the musical worldwide, joining long-running current seasons on Broadway, in Toronto, the West End and the US National Tour.
The production will open in Sydney at the heritage-listed State Theatre in the heart of the CBD, with performances commencing on Saturday 1st August.
Tickets are on sale from Thursday 6th February 2020 at comefromaway.com.au
Photos from the Australian production by Jeff Busby.