The first North American tour company of Come From Away. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
The first North American tour company of Come From Away. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Announced as part of Broadway Across Canada’s 20th anniversary season, the much anticipated Broadway musical sensation Come From Away will land in Vancouver for a limited engagement in March.

Tickets for the Vancouver March 5-10 run go on sale at 10:00 am on Monday, December 10.

Come From Away is set in the week following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland. Centered on this historical event, the musical’s characters are based on both the real Gander residents, and some of the 7,000 stranded travelers they housed and fed.

Written by Canadian husband-and-wife team Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the musical opened on Broadway in 2017, and quickly became both a critical and box office success. It continues its run on Broadway, with a second company currently playing to standing-room-only audiences at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto.

The musical is also slated for a feature film adaptation, with Sankoff and Hein signed to adapt their stage musical for the big screen. Christopher Ashley, who directed the stage production and earned a Tony Award nomination for his work, will direct. A release date for the movie has not been announced.

Come From Away will play the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver March 5-10. Tickets go on sale December 10. Visit broadwayacrosscanada.ca for tickets and information.