‘Come From Away,’ ‘Falsettos’ added to Center Theatre Group’s next season


Center Theatre Group will announce Wednesday the addition of three productions to its 2018-19 season, including the 9/11 musical “Come From Away.”

Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s show, which premiered at La Jolla Playhouse before going on to become a hit on Broadway, joins the previously announced “Dear Evan Hansen,” the six-time Tony Award winner.

The other two additions to the Center Theatre Group line-up are Lincoln Center Theatre’s revival of William Finn and James Lapine’s “Falsettos,” as well as “The Play That Goes Wrong,” which CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie described as “a madcap murder mystery.”


The remaining two productions of the season will be announced later.

“Come From Away” was nominated for seven Tony Awards — losing to “Dear Evan Hansen” for best musical but winning in the direction category (Christopher Ashley). The story centers on some of the 7,000 airline passengers who were grounded in a small town in Newfoundland, Canada, following the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.

The revival of “Falsettos,” which originally opened in 1981 at Playwrights’ Horizons, received five Tony nominations including best musical revival.

“This top-notch season is filled with some of the finest offerings to come out of New York in years,” Ritchie said in the theater’s announcement.