As the Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical Come From Away enters its second year in the West End, it welcomes new cast members from 10 February 2020.
The new cast of Come From Away in the West End will include Tarinn Callender (Bob and others), James Doherty (Claude and others), Alice Fearn (Beverley/Annette and others), Kate Graham (Diane and others), and Alasdair Harvey (Nick/Doug and others), with Ricardo Castro, Stuart Hickey, Sorelle Marsh, Micha Richardson and Matthew Whennell-Clark.
They join Jenna Boyd (Beulah and others), Mary Doherty (Bonnie and others), Mark Dugdale (taking over the roles of Kevin T/Garth and others), Jonathan Andrew Hume (Kevin J/Ali and others), Harry Morrison (Oz and others), Emma Salvo (Janice and others), Cat Simmons (Hannah and others) and Chiara Baronti, Alexander McMorran and Jennifer Tierney.
Under the musical direction of Alan Berry (keyboard/accordion/harmonium), the band includes Matt Bashford (whistles/irish flute/uilleann pipes), Aoife Ní Bhriain (fiddle), Oli Briant (electric, acoustic and nylon guitars), Ray Fean (bodhrán/percussion), Joey Grant (electric bass/acoustic bass), Justin Quinn (acoustic guitar/mandolins/bazouki) and Ian Whitehead (drums/percussion).
Come From Away features a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein and is directed by Christopher Ashley, with musical staging by Kelly Devine, music supervision and arrangements by Ian Eisendrath, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Gareth Owen, hair design by David Brian Brown, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and casting by Pippa Ailion CDG and Natalie Gallacher CDG.
In addition to winning four Olivier Awards (London) including Best New Musical, Come From Away has scooped multiple awards all across North America: the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical, five Outer Critics Circle Awards (NYC) including Outstanding New Broadway Musical, three Drama Desk Awards (NYC) including Outstanding Musical, four Helen Hayes Awards (Washington DC) including Outstanding Production of a Musical, four Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Awards, four Gypsy Rose Lee Awards (Seattle) including Excellence in Production of a Musical, six San Diego Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Musical, three Toronto Theatre Critics Awards including Best New Musical, three Dora Awards (Toronto) including Outstanding New Musical/Opera and Outstanding Production, and the 2017 Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award (Toronto).
The multi award-winning musical continues sold-out, record-breaking engagements on Broadway, in Canada, in Australia and on a 60-city North American tour. It has recently been announced that a tour of China will commence in Shanghai from May 2020, and a feature film adaptation is in the works.