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COME FROM AWAY Announces One Night Only Concert Event CUT FROM AWAY

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(New York, NY) The Tony Award-winning, “International Hit” (New York Times) musical COME FROM AWAY, now in its third smash hit year on Broadway, presents CUT FROM AWAY: THE UNTOLD STORIES & SONGS, a one night only concert event of songs written for the 4-time Olivier Award-winning Best Musical, on Monday, February 17, 2020, at 7:00pm & 9:30pm, at Feinstein’s/54 Below.  Tickets are now on sale for both performances of CUT FROM AWAY: THE UNTOLD STORIES & SONGS, with a portion of the proceeds going toTuesday’s Children.  Tickets start at $45 with a $25 food and beverage minimum. Feinstein’s/54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. For more information and tickets, call (646) 476-3551 or visit 54below.com.

“Stop The World,” and join us at Feinstein’s/54 Below for CUT FROM AWAY: THE UNTOLD STORIES & SONGS, an evening of great songs and stories written by Tony Award nominees and Olivier Award winners Irene Sankoff & David Hein that did not make it to COME FROM AWAY’s opening night on Broadway.  This one-night-only concert features stories, characters and songs that were cut during the smash hit musical’s multi-city road to Broadway.  The concert will be hosted by Irene Sankoff & David Hein and features members of the all-star Broadway Company, Band and Creative Team of COME FROM AWAY.  Join us on Monday, February 17, as we celebrate COME FROM AWAY beginning its fourth year on Broadway.

“In 2011, we travelled to Newfoundland for the 10th Anniversary of that pivotal day, along with countless returning passengers, pilots and flight crew. We spent almost a month there, interviewing everyone we could and every character in the show was inspired by a friend we made out there. Over our six year journey writingCOME FROM AWAY we wanted to share every story we heard – all 16,000 of them.” said writing team Irene Sankoff & David Hein, “We had so many song that told amazing stories, but did not quite work to move our 100-minute musical forward, so some of our favorites songs were literally cut from AWAY.  On Monday, February 17, we will perform what was cut, and commemorate those unsung stories.”

MORE ABOUT Feinstein’s/54 Below

Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is a performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein’s/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein’s/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music and has set a new standard for culinary excellence worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage.  In their description of the venue, The New York Timeswrites,“Feinstein’s/54 Below has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat in the house. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade-patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan’s other major supper clubs.”  Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein’s/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$125. 54Below.com/Feinsteins

MORE ABOUT Tuesday’s Children

Through a time-tested, long-term approach, Tuesday’s Children programming serves and supports our nation’s military Families of the Fallen; builds resilience and common bonds in communities worldwide recovering from tragedies; while keeping the promise to support all those impacted by 9/11. Since 2001, the organization has served over 27,000 individuals through consistent and successful evidence-based programs—trauma and grief support, youth mentoring, mental health services, skills-building workshops, career resources, parenting advisement, youth leadership development, community and family engagement events, and volunteerism opportunities. For more information, please visit tuesdayschildren.org.

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

COME FROM AWAY began performances on February 18, 2017 and officially opened to critical acclaim on March 12, 2017 at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), where the show continues to play to standing-room-only audiences.  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 & David Hein, direction by Tony Award winner and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Christopher Ashley, 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

COME FROM AWAY launched a second company in Canada in January 2018 with a sold out four-week engagement in Winnipeg followed by a return to Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre where it played to sold-out houses for a year. Due to the extraordinary demand for tickets, COME FROM AWAY transferred to Toronto’s Elgin Theatre earlier this year where the production is now in its second year. 

A third company of COME FROM AWAY launched a North American Tour across the United States and Canada at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018 and is currently booking into its 3rd year. The critically-acclaimed North American Tour of COME FROM AWAY recouped its investment in 19 weeks and recently wonfour LA Drama Critics Circle Awards, including Best Production, Best Ensemble Performance, Best Musical Score and Best Music Direction.

A fourth production of COME FROM AWAY opened to critical acclaim at London’s Phoenix Theatre, following a limited engagement at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin from December 6, 2018 to January 19, 2019.  The London production of COME FROM AWAY recently won four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Outstanding Achievement in Music, Best Theatre Choreographer (Kelly Devine) and Best Sound Design (Gareth Owen).

A fifth production of COME FROM AWAY made its exclusive Australian premiere at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne beginning Wednesday, July 3, 2019 and officially opened on Saturday, July 20, 2019.

A “Best Musical” winner all across North America, the smash hit musical has won 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).

The Grammy Award-nominated original Broadway cast recording of COME FROM AWAY is available digitally and in stores everywhere. Grammy Award winner David Lai, and Grammy Award nominees Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, Irene Sankoff and David Hein served as album producers. COME FROM AWAY is the first cast recording released by The Musical Company. For more information visit TheMusicalCompany.com. 

HBO Canada presented the world television premiere of “YOU ARE HERE: A COME FROM AWAY STORY” on the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Tuesday, September 11, 2018, and “YOU ARE HERE: A COME FROM AWAY STORY” was shown in nearly 800 U.S. movie theaters as a one-night event on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.  The poignant 84-minute Bell Media Original Documentary tells the story of how a small community in Gander, Newfoundland welcomed more than 6,500 ‘Come From Aways’ on September 11, 2001.

CRITICS AROUND THE GLOBE ARE RAVING!

On Broadway:

“The catharsis we need in this American moment. A gale of good will blows out of this smart, robust show.” – The New York Times

“This story touched the world and celebrates the best that we can all be. We need it, especially right now.” – Tom Brokaw, NBC News

“It does what all the best musicals do: It takes you to a place where you didn’t know you wanted to go, and makes you not want to leave.” – Newsweek

Across North America:

“A mighty musical that reminds us of the power of human goodness!” – Los Angeles Times

““Exuberant!  The impact it’s having on hearts and minds is remarkable.  An effervescent musical antidote for what ails the American soul.” – The Washington Post

““Beautifully gives people reason to come to the theater—and come together. The musical offers comfort, understanding and hope. It touches the heart, and audiences are loving it!” – Chicago Tribune

Toronto:

“Powerful, striking, and filled with compassion, hope and warmth, COME FROM AWAY has become a genuine classic!” – National Post

“A groundbreaking musical.” – Globe & Mail

“Joyous, foot stomping and heartwarming!” – Toronto Star

London:

A global phenomenon, and you can see why!” – The Guardian

“This miraculous masterpiece is totally, soul-feedingly wonderful.” – Time Out London

“This is the show we all need right now.” – The Sunday Times

Melbourne:

COME FROM AWAY is a hit and a masterpiece! Of all the jewels in the musical theatre crown, few shine as brightly. Joyous, uplifting and plenty of humor.  It glows with warmth long after the curtain comes down.” – Sunday Herald Sun

“Believe the hype! This hugely entertaining musical is an ode to kindness and the power of community.

– The Guardian

“You’d be blind not to admire it, and heartless to leave the theatre without reflecting on the value of unconditional kindness, and what a difference it can make” – The Age

COME FROM AWAY is produced by Junkyard Dog Productions (Randy Adams, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff and Sue Frost), Jerry Frankel, Latitude Link, Smith & Brant Theatricals, Steve & Paula Reynolds, David Mirvish, Michael Rubinoff, Alhadeff Productions, Michael Alden & Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Sam Levy, Rodney Rigby, Spencer Ross, Richard Winkler, Yonge Street Theatricals, Sheridan College, Michael & Ellise Coit, Ronald Frankel, Sheri & Les Biller, Richard & Sherry Belkin, Marlene & Gary Cohen, Allan Detsky & Rena Mendelson, Lauren Doll, Barbara H. Freitag, Wendy Gillespie, Laura Little Theatricals, Carl & Jennifer Pasbjerg, Radio Mouse Entertainment, The Shubert Organization, Cynthia Stroum, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Gwen Arment/Molly Morris & Terry McNicholas, Maureen & Joel Benoliel/Marjorie & Ron Danz, Pamela Cooper/Corey Brunish, Demos Bizar/Square 1 Theatrics, Joshua Goodman/Lauren Stevens, Adam Blanshay Productions/Judith Ann Abrams Productions, Bill & Linda Potter/Rosemary & Kenneth Willman, and La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre. 

COME FROM AWAY was originally co-produced in 2015 by La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre, and presented in 2016 by Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC and Mirvish Productions at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, CA. COME FROM AWAY (NAMT Festival 2013) was originally developed at the Canadian Music Theatre Project, Michael Rubinoff Producer, Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada and was further developed at Goodspeed Musicals’ Festival of New Artists, in East Haddam, CT. The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, and the Fifth Avenue Theatre in Seattle WA also provided development support.

Please visit: www.ComeFromAway.com.

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