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Welcome to the Rock – Ep 1

In This Episode

“Welcome to the Rock!” is a behind the curtain look at the musical hit Come From Away. Listen to the incredible real-life story of the passengers from all over the world that were grounded in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland in the wake of the events of 9/11. In the first episode, the creative team behind Come From Away discuss their personal experiences on the journey of the musical.

In this episode, the creative team behind Come From Away discuss their personal experiences on the journey of the musical. Among other places, the interview took place at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End the afternoon before the Olivier Awards.


The voices you will hear in this episode are:


David Hein and Irene Sankoff – Book, Music & Lyrics

Christopher Ashley – Director

Ian Eisendrath – Musical Supervisor

Kelly Devine – Musical Staging

Claude Elliot – Former Gander Mayor

Rachel Tucker – Beverley / Annette and others (West End Cast)

David Shannon – Kevin T / Garth and others (West End Cast)

Harry Morrison – Oz and others (West End Cast)

Jenna Boyd – Beulah and others (West End Cast)

Helen Hobson – Diane and others (West End Cast)

Clive Carter – Claude and others (West End Cast)

Nathanael Campbell – Bob and others (West End Cast)

Jonathan Andrew Hume – Kevin J / Ali and others (West End Cast)

Emma Salvo – Janice and others (West End Cast)

Mary Doherty – (West End Cast)

Gareth Owen – Sound Designer

Joseph Smith – Producer

Sue Frost – Producer




[00:00][02:10] – Intro

[02:15][04:40] – The Origin Story

[04:45][10:00] – Colleges, Workshops & Festivals

[10:05][17:30] – The Creative Team Comes Together

[17:45][18:30] – Gander Concert

[18:35][19:40] – Landing on Broadway

[19:45][20:45] – NYC Reviews

[20:45][22:30] – Canadian Embassy, London

[22:35][25:30] – The Dublin Reaction

[25:45][26:25] – London Reviews

[26:30][29:00] – Olivier Awards

[29:00][29:25] – Wrap up





Come From Away Tickets


Broadway Show Page


London Show Page


Toronto Show Page


Australia Show Page


Shanghai Show Page



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