Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock: An Inside Look at the Hit Musical

Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock: An Inside Look at the Hit Musical

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Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock - a fully illustrated companion volume to the hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, featuring the book and lyrics for the first time in print, backstage stories and the real history behind the show's events, character design sketches, and songs that ended up on the cutting room floor.

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of a small town that welcomed the world. On September 11, 2001, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in the provincial town of Gander, Newfoundland. The local residents opened their arms to the displaced visitors, offering food, shelter, and friendship. In the days that followed, cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.


Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock is the ultimate companion piece to Irene Sankoff and David Hein's smash-hit musical based on that extraordinary experience. Featuring the complete book and lyrics for the first time in print, a foreword by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and exclusive photos of the company and physical production, this essential companion also includes original interviews with passengers, Gander residents, and the actors who portray them. The narrative by theater historian Laurence Maslon details the events of that memorable and challenging week and also traces the musical's development from the ten-year reunion of residents and airline passengers in Gander, where the idea for the musical was born , to the global phenomenon it is today.


Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock gives an unprecedented look behind the curtain and demonstrates why the story has touched so many so deeply: Because we come from everywhere, we all come from away.

Title:Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock: An Inside Look at the Hit Musical
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316422222
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  • Kathleen

    4.5 stars Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock gives an inside look at the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY. This large hardcover book tells how the musical was developed and includes...

  • Denise

    If you're a fan of the music and the story behind this totally fabulous hit musical, then you won't want to miss the chance to read about the development of the show. Inside are photographs and interv...

  • Rod Brown

    The musical and its soundtrack are absolutely 5-stars! Experience them as soon as you can! This book is a nice souvenir to be experienced after if, like me, you just want to squeeze a little more out ...

  • Audrey

    My heart!! If you’ve seen Come From Away, you know that your first instincts after the final curtain drops are to 1) learn all of the words and 2) find out everything you possibly can about this ama...

  • Laura

    I first came across the music for Come From Away, while listening to the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Network). It was so lively, so singable, I sought out the album, and much like I did with Andrew Llo...

  • Erin

    Any true fan of musicals will love this companion piece to the "Come From Away" show. Along with the complete book and lyrics of the musical, they've included tons of interesting side notes of how the...

  • Charlie

    4.5*the musical is 3848383 stars, one of my fave things in the whole world. but this book felt slightly rushed, with wayyy too many typos! love getting to read all the cut lyrics and scenes. its truly...

  • Erin

    Musicals are so special. I think a lot of people disregard them, because they may seem silly or ridiculous, and no one in real life just bursts into song. But what they don't realise is that musicals ...

  • Joanna

    This book is a fantastic companion to a fantastic show. I grew up in NYC and was there on 9/11. Since then I've actively avoided all shows, books, movies etc. about that day until Come From Away. I sa...

  • Neil

    These gift books about Broadway musicals can be a mixed bag. Some can be so fawning that the subject show can't meet the expectation. But Come From Away is probably my favorite musical experience of t...