Canadian musical 'Come From Away' to launch N. American tour in 2018
The cast of "Come From Away," are shown in a 2016 handout photo. Canada's "Come From Away" has won four Helen Hayes Awards, including outstanding musical production. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Matthew Murphy
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, May 19, 2017 12:17PM 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.