David Hein and Irene Carl Sankoff, the married couple that wrote My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding are headed to Broadway with their newest musical.
Come From Away will open on Broadway in 2017 after it completes pre-Broadway runs in D.C. and Toronto. According to the true story of Gander, Newfoundland, the tiny town whose population temporarily doubled when 38 planes were forced to land there on Sept. 11, 2001, the musical has been workshopping and playing to great acclaim. But, it’s normally an uphill battle to get a Broadway run and it could not have happened to nicer people.
My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding was still in development in 2010 when it took Rochester by storm and became the second biggest selling show in CenterStage history. At that, the show resonated with audiences at a time when the gay marriage discussion was still a heated debate topic. My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding went on to great success in regional theaters around North America. Rochester audiences should be proud of their contribution to the development of new works like this. JCC CenterStage looks forward to bringing Come From Away to our stage, yet will have to wait until after the Broadway run.