'Come From Away' to return to Toronto in 2018
Sunday night marked the official New York opening for "Come From Away" following several weeks of previews. (Handout provided by The Canadian Press)
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, May 19, 2017 12:07PM EDT
NEW YORK -- Canadian musical "Come From Away" will embark on a North American tour beginning next year.
The award-winning show will launch its tour at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018.
Additional cities have not yet been announced.
The 9/11-inspired musical also announced an extension of its current Broadway showcase, with tickets now available for performances through May 20, 2018.
A third production of "Come From Away" will be staged at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre beginning on Feb. 13, 2018.
Created by Canadian husband-and-wife duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, "Come From Away" is set in Gander, N.L., following the 9/11 attacks.
The remote town provided refuge to 6,579 passengers and crew on 38 planes that were diverted when U.S. air space was closed.
The Tony-nominated show has already won outstanding musical honours from New York's Outer Critics Circle Awards and the Helen Hayes Awards in Washington, D.C.