Come from Away: Welcome to the Rock by Irene Sankoff audiobook

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

Book, music, and lyrics by Irene Sankoff  and David Hein
Text by Laurence Maslon
Foreword by Justin Trudeau

Hachette Books 9780316422222

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 09/24/2019

    ISBN: 9781549148736

  • Available on 09/24/2019

    ISBN: 9781549178771

Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock - a fully illustrated companion volume to the hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.

Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of 38 planes and 6,579 passengers that were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world. The people of Newfoundland opened their arms to the displaced, offering food, shelter, and friendship over the course of five days, and the travelers never forgot their heartfelt generosity. Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock is the ultimate companion piece to the Tony Award-winning hit musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein.

Featuring Irene Sankoff and David Hein's complete book, music, and lyrics for the first time in print, exclusive photos and illustrations of the cast, up-close details of the costumes and set, and new interviews from passengers, Gander residents, and the actors that lined up to audition to portray them, and much more, Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock gives an unprecedented look behind the curtain. With a narrative by theater historian Laurence Maslon, the journey of the musical's development is traced from the backdrop of one of the darkest days in American history to the ten-year reunion of Gander residents and airline passengers, which sparked the show's creation. A beautiful collector's item, this book places readers far and wide in the town of Gander and backstage at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre - and all the places along this show's incredible journey. Because we come from everywhere, we all come from away.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The catharsis we need in this American moment.” New York Times

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Author

Author Bio: Irene Sankoff

Author Bio: Irene Sankoff

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Author Bio: David Hein

Author Bio: David Hein

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Author Bio: Laurence Maslon

Author Bio: Laurence Maslon

Laurence Maslon is an associate arts professor and associate chair at NYU’s Graduate Acting Program. He has written the companion volumes to Michael Kantor’s documentary series, Make ‘Em Laugh and Broadway: The American Musical, in addition to writing several other books about the theater and editing three volumes for the Library of America. He is the host of Broadway to Main Street, a weekly radio show and lives in New York and Long Island with his wife and son.

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Details

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Audience: Adult
Language: English