Irene Sankoff and David Hein (Book, Music & Lyrics) are an
Olivier Award-winning Canadian married writing team. Their musical
Come From Away is the winner of "Best Musical" across North
America and London. Come From Away broke house records at
the La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory en route to Broadway,
going on to win a Tony Award, 6 San Diego Critics Circle Awards, 5
Outer Critics Circle Awards, 4 Olivier Awards, 4 Los Angeles Drama
Critics Circle Awards, 4 Helen Hayes Awards, 4 Gypsy Rose Lee
Awards, 3 Drama Desk Awards, 3 Toronto Theatre Critics Awards, and
3 Dora Awards. David and Irene were nominated for Tony Awards for
Best Book and Score and received a Grammy nomination for the
Come From Away album. David and Irene are the recipients of
the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award and the Meritorious
Service Cross of Canada. Laurence Maslon (Text) is an arts
professor at New York University's Graduate Acting Program. He
hosts the weekly radio program, "Broadway to Main Street" and has
written for several PBS documentary series, including American
Masters, and authored a dozen books, including most recently
Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America.
He served on the nominating committee for the Tony Awards from 2007
to 2010 and has written for the New York Times, the New
Yorker, Playbill, HuffPost, and more.
"A big-hearted, feel-good musical!"--The New York Times,
"A moving, irresistible show that unapologetically champions kindness."--Financial Times, -
"A PHENOM ON BROADWAY AND ABROAD! OPENHEARTED AND EXHILARATING."--Misha Berson, The Seattle Times, -
"AN EFFERVESCENT MUSICAL ANTIDOTE FOR WHAT AILS THE AMERICAN SOUL."--Peter Marks, Washington Post, -
"Irresistible and inspiring. It takes all of ten seconds to be in this show's generous embrace.... It's a musical that gets everything right."
--The Times, -
"It does what all the best musicals do. Takes you to a place you never want to leave."--Joe Westerfield, Newsweek, -
"NOT JUST A SPARK OF LIGHT IN A DARK TIME - IT'S A SPOTLIGHT OF BLAZINGLY BRIGHT PROPORTIONS. I CAN'T IMAGINE A MUSICAL WE NEED MORE RIGHT NOW.... TRULY REMARKABLE! GLORIOUS AND LIFE-AFFIRMING!"
--Entertainment Weekly, -
"The catharsis we need in this American moment."--Ben Brantley, The New York Times, -
"This hefty hardcover delivers an authentic backstage view....Maslon puts the story in context with historical text, interviews and photos. Not a snoozy cod in the bunch here, b'y....This book will be the ultimate book for the "come from away-ers" and musical theatre fans on your gift list."
--Winnipeg Free Press
"This is the show we all need right now."--The Sunday Times, -
"This miraculous masterpiece is totally, soul-feedingly wonderful.... A beautifully crafted hymn to the power of community."
--Time Out, -
"This timeless and emotionally fulfilling musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein is a celebration of hope and optimism."--Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post, -
"THIS STORY TOUCHED THE WORLD AND CELEBRATES THE BEST THAT WE CAN ALL BE. It speaks to what people really feel in their hearts. I've seen Come From Away twice and I'm still very moved by it. We need it, especially right now.--Tom Brokaw, NBC News, -
"As beautifully and thoughtfully crafted as the show itself.... A must-read for any "islanders": a stirring companion to a remarkable production, and further accounts of the best of humanity - which light up the darkest times."--BroadwayWorld.com