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Come From Away


Come from Away is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. It is set in the town of Gander, Newfoundland in the week following the September 11 attacks, when 38 planes had to unexpectedly land in the small town as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon. The townspeople of Gander housed and fed the thousands of stranded passengers, who nearly doubled the population of the town. Many of the characters in the musical are based on, and share the names of, real Gander residents or stranded passengers. Following successful runs at the La Jolla Playhouse and the Seattle Repertory Theatre in 2015, the show played in 2016 at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC and the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto.

Now Playing on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre 

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Geno Carr  –  Oz & others 
Jenn Colella  – Beverly & others 
Joel Hatch  – Claude & others 
Rodney Hicks – Bob & others 
Kendra Kassebaum – Janice & others 
Chad Kimball – Kevin 1 & others 
Lee MacDougall  –  Nick & others 
Caesar Samayoa  – Kevin 2 & others 
Q. Smith – Hannah & others 
Astrid Van Wieren –  Beulah & others 
Sharon Wheatley  – Diane & others
Understudies: Josh Breckenridge, Susan Dunstan, Tamika Lawrence and Tony LePage

Reviews – New York Times amNYTime out NY NewsdayEntertainment Weekly The Wrap NY Daily News



Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen is the original new musical making its New York premiere this spring at Second Stage Theatre, following a sold-out run in Washington, D.C., where The New York Times hailed it as “entertainingly smart and radiating charm, wit and humour.” The musical unites the award-winning creators behind some of Second Stage’s most celebrated productions. A brand new score features the talents of the Tony-nominated composing team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (A Christmas Story, Dogfight and NBC’s “Smash”). Directed by three-time Tony nominee Michael Greif(Rent, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens) and written by Steven Levenson (Showtime’s “Masters of Sex”).

Now Playing on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre NYC

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Ben Platt Evan Hansen
Laura Dreyfuss Zoe
Mike Faist Connor
Rachel Bay Jones Heidi
Kristolyn Lloyd
Broadway debut
Michael Park Larry
Will Roland
Broadway debut
Jennifer Laura Thompson Cynthia





Reviews – New York Times amNY – NewsdayEntertainment Weekly NY Daily News



Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and a book by Danny Rubin. Based on the 1993 film of the same name written by Rubin and Harold Ramis, the musical made its world premiere at The Old Vic in London in 2016 and will transfer to the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway from 17 April 2017. The plot centres around Phil Connors, an arrogant Pittsburgh TV weatherman who, during an assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, finds himself in a time loop, repeating the same day again and again.

 Now Playing on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre NYC

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Andy Karl – Phil Connors
Barrett Doss – Rita Hanson
Heather Ayers – Mrs. Lancaster
Kevin Bernard – Hot Dog Vendor
Andrew Call – Gus
Gerard Canonico – Fred
Rheaume Crenshaw – Doris

Reviews – New York Times The Wrap – NewsdayEntertainment Weekly NY Daily News




The Great Comet

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 is a musical adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, with music and libretto by Dave Malloy and directed by Rachel Chavkin. It is based on Volume 2, Part 5 of War and Peace, focusing on Natasha’s affair with Anatole, and Pierre’s search for meaning in his life.
The team behind the original production remounted the show at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts from December 2015 to January 2016. The production will open on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on November 14, 2016, starring Josh Groban as Pierre and Denée Benton as Natasha, both making their Broadway debuts.

Now Playing on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre NYC

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Denée Benton – Natasha
Broadway debut
Josh Groban – Pierre
Broadway debut
Brittain Ashford – Sonya
Broadway debut
Gelsey Bell – Princess Mary
Broadway debut
Nicholas Belton – Bolkonsky/Andrey
Nick Choksi – Dolokhov
Broadway debut
Amber Gray – Helene
Broadway debut
Grace McLean – Marya D
Broadway debut
Paul Pinto – Balaga
Broadway debut
Lucas Steele – Anatole

Reviews – New York Times The Guardian – NewsdayEntertainment Weekly NY Daily News

Tony Awards 2017 Best Musical – Come From Away – Dear Evan Hansen – Great Comet – Groundhog Day