We challenged Tony Award Nominee Jenn Colella, who made her Broadway debut in 2003 in Urban Cowboy, to find the six degrees of separation between her Broadway debut and her current role in the Tony-nominated Come From Away. Watch the video above to find out how she made the connection.
Colella recently returned to her Tony-nominated performance in Come From Away for a strictly limited engagement through August 7 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Come From Away will play its final Broadway performance October 2. The production will have played 25 previews and 1,670 regular performances at the time of closing, when it will be the 49th longest-running show in Broadway history, and the longest tenant in the 105-year history of the Schoenfeld.
The current Broadway company features Sharone Sayegh, De’Lon Grant, Becky Gulsvig, Caesar Samayoa, James Seol, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren, Emily Walton, Jim Walton, Gene Weygandt, Sharon Wheatley, Paul Whitty, Josh Breckenridge, John Jellison, Tony LePage, Monette McKay, Happy McPartlin, and Julie Reiber.
The international hit musical Come From Away, which resumed performances at the Schoenfeld September 21, 2021, tells the true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers during the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. The ensemble cast take on a variety of roles, from travelers to locals to airline personnel.
The show features music, lyrics, and a book by Irene Sankoff and David Hein with direction by Tony winner Christopher Ashley, choreography by Olivier winner Kelly Devine, music supervision and arrangements by Ian Eisendrath, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and casting by Rachel Hoffman of The Telsey Office.