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‘Come From Away’ Makes Nashville Debut at TPAC April 19 – 24

What started as an average day in a small town turned in to an international sleep-over.

Come From Away, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, is making its Music City debut at Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall starting Tuesday, April 19 through Sunday, April 24.

About Come From Away

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

Dive into the temporary community created among the residents of Gander, Newfoundland, and the passengers and crews of 38 transatlantic flights diverted there on 9/11. The show tells the remarkable true story of how those 7,000 stranded passengers were taken in by the small town. Cultures clash and nerves run high, but uneasiness turns into trust, music soars into the night and gratitude grows into enduring friendships.

The touring production of Come From Away stars Marika Aubrey (Lincoln Center’s South Pacific), Kevin Carolan (Disney’s Newsies), Harter Clingman (Peter and The Starcatcher), Nick Duckart (In the Heights), Chamblee Ferguson, Christine Toy Johnson (The Music Man), Julie Johnson (Memphis), James Earl Jones II (The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess), Julia Knitel (Beautiful), Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific), Sharone Sayegh (The Band’s Visit), Danielle K. Thomas (Avenue Q), Jenny Ashman, Jane Bunting, Amelia Cormack, Aaron Michael Ray, Kilty Reidy and Brandon Springman.

With a book, music, and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the show is directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley. Come From Away began performances on Broadway on Feb. 18, 2017, and officially opened to critical acclaim on March 12, 2017, at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. 

Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now at, by phone at 615-782-4040 and in person at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. 



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.