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The Australian production of COME FROM AWAY commenced previews on July 3rd 2019 at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne. The official Opening Night was on July 20th, followed by seasons in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra. The national tour played its final performance at Canberra Theatre Centre on July 9th 2023.

COME FROM AWAY tells the remarkable true story of thousands of stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland, Canada that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

COME FROM AWAY was written by Tony® and Grammy nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by Tony® winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley with musical staging by Tony® nominee and Olivier Award Winner Kelly Devine.

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

  • "A musical can’t vanquish our fears, but what COME FROM AWAY does splendidly is give us a breather as it honors our capacity for humble goodness and mutual empathy in the shadow of faith-shattering evil."
    The Seattle Times
  • "You can’t resist this urgent and heartwarming musical"
    New York Times
  • "A groundbreaking musical"
    The Huffington Post
  • "It does what all the best musicals do: takes you to a place you never want to leave"
    Joe Westerfield, Newsweek