Broadway in Victoria is bringing COME FROM AWAY to Victoria’s Royal Theatre this May. The productions original 16 show run May 10 – 21, has set ticket sale records for live entertainment in Victoria and is now sold out. As a result of this huge public demand the New York Producers of COME FROM AWAY have agreed to add 4 more shows to the Royal Theatre run.
The added 4 shows will be presented on: Wednesday, May 17th at 2pm; Tuesday, May 23rd at 2pm; Tuesday, May 23rd at 7pm and Wednesday, May 24th at 2pm.
Tickets for the 4 added COME FROM AWAY shows go on sale, today, Friday, March 10, 2023 at noon. Tickets will be available online at RMTS.BC.CA or in-person from the box office at the Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street, Victoria or McPherson Theatre, 3 Centennial Square, Victoria, also by phone at 250-386-6121. Further extensions for this Broadway in Victoria limited run production will not be possible so this is the last chance for this tour stop.
Many of us on the West Coast recall what happened September 11, 2001 when Vancouver Airport welcomed dozens of flights and thousands of diverted passengers, but what happened on the East Coast? COME FROM AWAY tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town of just 10,000, Gander, Newfoundland that welcomed the ‘come from aways’. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.
Since its San Diego out-of-town tryouts in 2015 to its 2017 full production Broadway debut, COME FROM AWAY has been winning awards all around the world. Accolades include the Tony Award for “Best Direction of a Musical” (Christopher Ashley), 4 Olivier Awards (London) including “Best New Musical,” 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding New Broadway Musical,” 3 Drama Desk Awards (NYC) including “Outstanding Musical,” 4 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards (North American Tour) including “Best Production,” 4 Helen Hayes Awards (D.C.) including “Outstanding Production of a Musical,” 4 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards (Seattle) including “Excellence in Production of a Musical,” 6 San Diego Critics Circle Awards including “Outstanding New Musical,” 3 Toronto Theatre Critics Awards including “Best New Musical,” 3 Dora Awards (Toronto) including “Outstanding New Musical/Opera” and “Outstanding Production,” and the 2017 Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award (Toronto).
Don’t miss your chance to see this Canadian musical, based on a remarkable true story when COME FROM AWAY plays Victoria’s Royal Theatre May 10 – 24, 2023. Tickets online at RMTS.BC.CA or in-person at theatre box office or by phone.