Come From Away wins big at The Olivers with FOUR Awards

By Krisinda Merhi April 8, 2019

Including the award for Best New Musical. 

Global musical sensation Come From Away has added four Olivier Awards to its international award tally.

The show took away the winning trophy for: 

  • Best New Musical
  • Best Theatre Choreographer 
  • Best Sound Design 
  • Outstanding Achievement In Music 

The awards ceremony was held at the Royal Opera House in London on Sunday, 7 April 2019. 

The musical’s total number of awards has risen to 35, after being honoured all across North America, including director Christopher Ashley. winning the Tony Award for Best Director. 

Come From Away follows the joyous real-life journey of 7,000 air passengers who became grounded in Gander, Newfoundland in Canada in the wake of the September 11 tragedy. 

The small community that invited the ‘come from aways’ into their lives provided hope and humanity to those in need. 

A worldwide success story, Come From Away opened on Broadway to rave reviews in 2017 and has continued its record-breaking triumph with numerous productions. 

The much-anticipated Australian premiere opens at the newly refurbished Comedy Theatre in Melbourne on Saturday, 20 July. Tickets on sale now at

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