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SCREECH IN!! Moments ago, the Broadway cast of the Award winning groundbreaking musical Come From Away reunited and took center stage on Good Morning America. Here they all are celebrating the return of Broadway, the release of the Apple TV+ filmed proshot out today, and paying tribute this weekend to the brave men, women, and children of 9/11 performing the show’s opening number WELCOME TO THE ROCK.
This is a full circle moment for the company of the 9/11 musical. The last time that the cast of COME FROM AWAY appeared on the ABC morning news / talk show was on March 12th, 2020….. the day Broadway shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The cast was performing in celebration that evening of their 3rd Anniversary on the Great Bright Way. THE ISLANDERS return for a whole new beginning.
The cast in this video features the show’s original cast and the filmed proshot consisting of…
Joel Hatch as “Claude” and others,
Caesar Samayoa as “Kevin J.”, “Ali”, and others,
Q. Smith as “Hannah” and others,
Astrid Van Wieren as “Beulah” and others,
Sharon Donaldson-Wheatley as “Diane” and other.
Along with the original cast, several replacement cast members from the filmed proshot in this includes….
De’Lon Grant as “Bob” and others,
Paul Whitty as “Oz” and others.
Emily Walton as “Janice” and others,
Jim Walton as “Nick”, “Doug”, and others.
Additional cast members in this performance being part of the show’s history making return includes…..
James Seol (the original Off Broadway premiere of the upcoming on Broadway bound KPOP) replacing original cast member Chad Kimball as “Kevin T” and others,
Broadway favorite Pearl Sun temporary playing the role of “Bonnie” and others,
Last but not least, Rachel Tucker (Broadway and West End’s WICKED along with The Last Ship) as “Captain Beverly Bass” (the first female pilot of American Airlines), “Annette”, and others which she received an Olivier Award nomination for her performance in Come From Away‘s London production. At the time of the pandemic, the Ireland born actress & singer had just transferred from London company to the Broadway cast.
COME FROM AWAY is now available on Apple TV+. The Broadway production alone is set to reopen on September 21st. 2021 at the Gerald Schonefeld Theatre.
How amazing was that?!!
Mike Haber
Author: Mike Haber

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