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‘Welcome To The Rock’ Podcast

Posted by Matt Humphrey on 27 Nov, 2019

CurtainCall launches the official ‘Come From Away’ podcast series

‘Welcome To The Rock’ is the official podcast series for the hit show ‘Come From Away’ and is now available on Apple Podcasts & Spotify. 


For the last few months, the CurtainCall Theatre Podcast team have been working on something very special with the producers of the hit global phenomenon ‘Come From Away’. 

“Welcome to the Rock!” is a behind the curtain peek at what it takes to get a show from a seed of an idea all the way to a Broadway hit.

The international musical hit Come From Away tells 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.  Gratitude grew into friendship, hope blossomed in the face of tragedy and a musical was written to celebrate the community created in an incredible time of need by both the Canadians and the Come From Aways.

The series features unprecedented access to raw interview audio with the original Gander residents and characters, as well as exclusive interviews with the producers, creatives and cast members of the Broadway and West End shows.

Over 8 episodes, listeners will discover what it took to bring this show to life and how the success of this production has enthralled audiences across the globe. The series was produced by CurtainCall in association with the producers and UK marketing team at Luke Shires Marketing.

Listen on Apple PodcastsListen on Spotify

Episode 1 is now available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify

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

Presented on behalf of Curtain Call by John Schwab (@johnschwab)

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


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All music and sound rights are reserved. You must not reproduce or use any element of this podcast without explicit written permission of both Junkyard Dog Productions and Curtain Call Ltd.


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