International success story, Come From Away continues to attract accolades around the world, after today receiving the most nominations in the 2020 Green Room Awards.
The show is nominated for the Ensemble Award, along with the Production Award. Christopher Ashley is nominated for the Direction Award; Kelly Devine for Excellence in Choreography; Howell Binkley for the Lighting Design Award; Toni Leslie James for the Costume Design Award; Beowulf Boritt for the Set Design Award; Gareth Owen for the Sound Design Award and Luke Hunter for the Musical Direction Award for his Body of Work which includes his work on Come From Away and Jersey Boys.
Cast members Richard Piper and Zoe Gertz are also nominated for Lead roles.
The Green Room Awards panel assessed 340 shows for the 2020 awards, with Come From Away leading the charge with eleven nominations. The 2020 winners will be announced at a ceremony on Monday 30 March in Melbourne.
Come From Away has won numerous international awards including the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical (Christopher Ashley); five Outer Critics Circle Awards (New York) including Outstanding New Broadway Musical; three Drama Desk Awards (New York) including Outstanding Musical, four Helen Hayes Awards (Washington, D.C) including Outstanding Production of a Musical, four Gypsy Rose Lee Awards (Seattle) including Excellence in production of a Musical and six San Diego Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Musical.
In addition, it received four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Best Theatre Choreographer, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Achievement in Music, and recently won Broadway World UK awards. In Australia, it has won the Ticketmaster ‘Ticket of the Year’ award for 2019, and recently took out the Drama Victoria award for Best Performance by a Theatre Company.