Coming from far away will give its final performance on Broadway on October 2, making it the third film to announce closure in recent days.
The musical, featuring books, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, opened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater in March 2017. The critically-acclaimed production posted good pre-pandemic sales, but like others that have recently posted closing announcements, have seen steady declines in grosses and attendance this season.
Produced by Randy Adams, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff and Sue Frost of Junkyard Productions, Coming from afar tells the true story of 7,000 plane passengers who were diverted to Newfoundland on September 11, 2001. Local townspeople stepped up their care for passengers, who were struggling with fear. about the terrorist attack and the uncertainty of being in a new place.
“This journey, which began 7 years ago, has exceeded all expectations we have ever had Coming from far away We are forever inspired by the unrelenting generosity of the people of Newfoundland, and are grateful to all of them Coming from far away The Broadway family, on stage and off stage, many of whom have been with us since our world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theater,” the producers said in a statement. Father.
A live recording of the musical, filmed during theater closures, was released on Apple TV+ in August 2021.
Notice ends later To Evan Hansen and Tina-the Tina Turner Musical, which both announced the fall closed on Tuesday. All three shows, which have been running for a few years, were popular before the pandemic, but have seen revenue and attendance decline as the industry struggles with falling travel numbers and as they find how to compete with big brands again, such as Eviland newcomers like Music man.
Coming from far away got off to a strong start when it returned this fall, earning $903,454 and playing at 97 percent capacity during the reopening week. But that momentum has waned, as production, and others, handle delta and omicron variations as well as uneven attendance this season. In the past six weeks, the musical has opened to 60% and grossed less than $500,000.
In previous years, the film almost always sold out and grossed more than or nearly $1 million a week. The Broadway musical raised $12 million in capital in less than eight months.
Coming from far away was nominated for seven Tony Awards in 2017 and competed with Dear Evan Hansen for the Tony Award for Best Musical. Coming from far away Director Christopher Ashley won the Tony Award for Best Director.
There are four products of Coming from far away running around the world. Off Broadway, the musical is taking place in London’s West End and is currently running a North American Tour and a National Australia Tour.
Another production of Coming from far away is scheduled for Toronto after a July 2024 run at Ottawa’s National Center for the Arts.