'Come From Away' to make Penn State debut Nov. 7 at Eisenhower Auditorium

Come From Away is a Best Musical winner all across North America
Come From Away

UNIVERSITY PARK—The Center for the Performing Arts will host one performance of the national tour of “Come From Away, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world. It will make its Penn State debut at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Tickets are $81 and $66 for an adult; $64 and $49 for those 18 and younger; and $45 and $40 per University Park student. They are available for purchase online. Tickets are also available by calling 814-863-0255 or in person, weekdays 10 a.m.–4 p.m., at Eisenhower Auditorium.

Visit “Come From Away” online for more information about the performance.

“Come From Away” tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

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

“Come From Away” features a book, music and lyrics by Olivier, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award winners and Grammy and two-time Tony Award nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein. It's directed by Tony Award winner and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Christopher Ashley; with musical staging by Olivier Award winner and two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine; and music supervision by Olivier Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Ian Eisendrath. The tour is directed by Daniel Goldstein with musical staging by Richard J. Hinds, based on the original Broadway direction and choreography.

“Come From Away” features scenic design by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt; costume design by Tony Award nominee Toni-Leslie James; lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Howell Binkley; sound design by Olivier and Outer Critics Circle Award winner and Tony Award nominee Gareth Owen; orchestrations by Olivier Award winner and Grammy and Tony Award nominee August Eriksmoen; music arrangements by Olivier Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Ian Eisendrath; tour music supervision by Wendy Bobbitt-Cavett; and casting by The Telsey Company.

The smash hit musical has won Best Musical across North America. It won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical (Christopher Ashley); four Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical; five Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical; three Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical; four Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards (North American tour), including Best Production; four Helen Hayes Awards, including Outstanding Production of a Musical; four Gypsy Rose Lee Awards, 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, including Outstanding New Musical/Opera and Outstanding Production; and the 2017 Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award.

ASL accessibility

American Sign Language translation will be provided for this performance. Contact the Arts Ticket Center via email or by calling 814-863‑0255 to discuss ASL seating preferences.

Arts Engagement Family Program

Families who meet the eligibility requirement of a household income of $60,000 or less are invited to complete the Arts Engagement Family Program application for reduced ticket prices to Center for the Performing Arts events.

Visit Family Program online for more information and to apply.


Kish Bank and Designer's Studio, as well as The Village at Penn State, sponsor the performance.

Support for accessibility services is provided by William E. McTurk Endowment for Program Support and Gerald B. M. Stein Memorial Endowment.

A grant from the University Park Student Fee Board makes Penn State student prices possible.

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