RELEASE OF COME FROM AWAY ALBUM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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JUNKYARD DOG PRODUCTIONS and THE MUSICAL COMPANY ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING OF 

 

 

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Featuring: PETRINA BROMLEY, GENO CARR, JENN COLELLA, JOEL HATCH, RODNEY HICKS, KENDRA KASSEBAUM, CHAD KIMBALL, LEE MACDOUGALL, CAESAR SAMAYOA, Q. SMITH, ASTRID VAN WIEREN, SHARON WHEATLEY, JOSH BRECKENRIDGE, SUSAN DUNSTAN, TAMIKA LAWRENCE AND TONY LEPAGE

BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS BY IRENE SANKOFF & DAVID HEIN

MUSIC SUPERVISION & ARRANGEMENTS BY IAN EISENDRATH

DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER ASHLEY MUSICAL STAGING BY KELLY DEVINE

BROADWAY OPENING NIGHT SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017, AT THE GERALD SCHOENFELD THEATRE

JUNKYARD DOG PRODUCTIONS is thrilled to announce that THE MUSICAL COMPANY will release the original Broadway cast recording of the much-anticipated new musical COME FROM AWAY. The COME FROM AWAY original Broadway cast recording is set to drop digitally, and the CD will be available exclusively at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), on Friday, March 10, 2017. The CD of the original Broadway cast recording of COME FROM AWAY is now available to pre- order on Amazon and will be released online and in stores on Friday, March 24, 2017. David Lai, Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, Irene Sankoff and David Hein serve as album producers. COME FROM AWAY is the first cast recording released by THE MUSICAL COMPANY. For more information and to sign-up for updates on the record’s release, visit ComeFromAway.com.

Following acclaimed engagements at Washington DC’s Ford’s Theatre and Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre, COME FROM AWAY began Broadway previews on February 18, 2017, and will officially open on March 12, 2017, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

The cast of COME FROM AWAY features Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks, Kendra Kassebaum, Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren, Sharon Wheatley, Josh Breckenridge, Susan Dunstan, Tamika Lawrence and Tony LePage.

With a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff & David Hein, COME FROM AWAY is directed by Tony Award nominee Christopher Ashley, with musical staging by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine, music supervision by Ian Eisendrath, scenic design by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Tony Award nominee Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Howell Binkley, sound design by Tony Award nominee Gareth Owen, orchestrations by Tony Award nominee August Eriksmoen, and music arrangements by Ian Eisendrath.

In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world.

On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.

Following sold-out, record-breaking, critically-acclaimed engagements at La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. and Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre, COME FROM AWAY landed on the “Best Theater of the Year” lists in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Seattle Times, San Diego Union Tribune and Toronto Star, and was featured in The New York Times’ “Memorable Theatre of 2016.” Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times called the show “An affecting, stirring and unpretentious new musical. Christopher Ashley’s production lets the simple goodness of ordinary people outshine sensational evil,” and Peter Marks of the Washington Post called COME FROM AWAY, “a heartwarming, compelling and refreshing musical packed with goodwill. The score has an infectious vitality. My heart leaped several times.” J. Kelly Nestruck of Toronto’s Globe & Mail raved, “A gem! Powerful, heart-warming & very funny. A celebration of humanity. The tremendous buzz is entirely justified. Go see COME FROM AWAY.”

COME FROM AWAY is produced by Junkyard Dog Productions, Jerry Frankel, Latitude Link, Smith & Brant Theatricals, Steve & Paula Reynolds, David Mirvish, Michael Rubinoff, Alhadeff Productions,

Michael Alden & Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Sam Levy, Rodney Rigby, Spencer Ross, Richard Winkler, Yonge Street Theatricals, Sheridan College, Michael & Ellise Coit, Ronald Frankel, Sheri & Les Biller, Richard Belkin, Gary & Marlene Cohen, Allan Detsky & Rena Mendelson, Lauren Doll, Barbara H. Freitag, Wendy Gillespie, Laura Little Theatricals, Carl & Jennifer Pasbjerg, Radio Mouse Entertainment, The Shubert Organization, Cynthia Stroum, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Gwen Arment/Molly Morris & Terry McNicholas, Maureen & Joel Benoliel/Majorie & Ron Danz, Pamela Cooper/Corey Brunish, Demos Bizar/Square 1 Theatrics, Joshua Goodman/Lauren Stevens, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams Productions, Bill & Linda Potter/Rosemary & Kenneth Willman, and La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre.

American Airlines is the official airline partner for COME FROM AWAY.

COME FROM AWAY was originally co-produced in 2015 by La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre, and presented in 2016 by Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC and Mirvish Productions at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, CA. COME FROM AWAY (NAMT Festival 2013) was originally developed at the Canadian Music Theatre Project, Michael Rubinoff Producer, Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada and was further developed at Goodspeed Musicals’ Festival of New Artists, in East Haddam, CT. The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, and the Fifth Avenue Theatre in Seattle WA also provided development support.

Please visit: ComeFromAway.com and TheMusicalCompany.com.

The playing schedule for COME FROM AWAY is as follows: Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Beginning Tuesday, March 13, the playing schedule is as follows: Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 8pm. Please note: There will be no 2pm matinee on Wednesday, February 22.

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BIOGRAPHIES

IRENE SANKOFF AND DAVID HEIN (Book, Music, Lyrics) are a Canadian married writing team. Their first show, My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding (based on David’s mother’s true story) was the hit of the Toronto Fringe Festival, and then picked up for a commercial run by Mirvish Productions. It has now played and won Best Musical awards in the NYMF Festival and across North America, with Sankoff and Hein performing in most productions. COME FROM AWAY was developed at the Canadian Music Theatre Project and Goodspeed Musicals’ Festival of New Artists, showcased at the NAMT Festival of New Works, enjoyed record-breaking, award-winning premieres at the La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory, followed by Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC, the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, and the Gander Community Centre Hockey Rink. COME FROM AWAY was recently nominated for 14 Helen Hayes awards. @sankoffandhein.

IAN EISENDRATH (Music Supervisor, Musical Arrangements). Broadway: A Christmas Story. Regional: Aladdin, A Room with a View, Secondhand Lions, Vanitites, Oklahoma!, On the Town, Sunday in the Park with George, Cabaret, Into the Woods, West Side Story, Company, Sweeney Todd, Carousel, Titanic and Miss Saigon (5th Avenue Theatre); The Nutcracker and Susan Stroman’s Take Five (Pacific Northwest Ballet); A Christmas Story (Kansas City Rep); Cabaret (Theatre Under the Stars, The Ordway, American Musical Theater of San Jose); Miss Saigon (Casa Manana). Mr. Eisendrath is the Music Supervisor and Alhadeff Family Director of New Works at the 5th Avenue Theatre. Education: B.M.A in conducting musical theatre from University of Michigan.

JUNKYARD DOG PRODUCTIONS is a Tony Award-winning producing company dedicated to developing and producing new musical theatre. JYD produced the 2010 Tony Award Winning Best Musical, Memphis, which enjoyed an artistically and commercially successful three year run on Broadway, as well as a multi- year National Tour and Olivier Award Winning run on London’s West End starring Beverley Knight. JYD was lead producer on the Broadway production of First Date (2013) starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez. In development: Chasing the Song, Fly High. Founding partners in Junkyard Dog are Randy Adams, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff and Sue Frost. www.jydprod.com.

THE MUSICAL COMPANY provides best-in-class, comprehensive service to creators and producers of musicals, including theatrical licensing, music publishing and cast recording. Our experienced, innovative, client—and customer—focused approach is designed to help bring theatre to a wide audience. Operating from our headquarters in New York, with offices in London and Los Angeles, we’re owned by two industry-leading, independent and like-minded music companies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Really Useful Group and Concord Bicycle Music.

www.TheMusicalCompany.com

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