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The Making of Come From Away

Members say: Relevant, Entertaining, Intelligent, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

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Broadway Producer Jessica Genick leads this Salon about "Come From Away". Learn all about the development of the hit Broadway musical and its thrilling journey to Broadway.

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Jessica Genick, who has produced 10 Broadway shows, shares exclusive backstage stories that will enhance and enrich your theater going experience. Did you know that "Come From Away" had four previous productions—and one concert—prior to its arrival on Broadway? The story of how "Come From Away" was created is worthy of its own Broadway musical!


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92
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Engaging, Great conversation, Nice personal touches

See it if you've seen and loved Come From Away, or you plan to see it; if you appreciate hearing about a musical's journey from conception to stage.

Don't see it if you have no interest in Broadway show production.

Also Jessica is a dynamic presenter who engaged us in conversation about Co... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Intelligent, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you want to know how a successful Broadway musical with an unusual background and topic made it to Broadway.

Don't see it if you don't consider the process part of the magic.

25
Ambitious, Disappointing, Insipid, Void of any interesting information i didn't already know

See it if you were curious about any of the behind-the-scene stories about the making of the show.

Don't see it if you were curious about any behind-the-scene stories about the making of the show because none will actually be revealed.

Also I LOVED the musical Come From Away. In fact, on the evening after I ca... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Informative

See it if You are interested in the back story of a Broadway play.

Don't see it if You expect to hear juicy insider stories.

93
Entertaining, Intimate, Sophisticated

See it if You want an up close & intimate discussion with sophisticated theatre goers & a come from away producer in a fast paced one hour discussion

Don't see it if You don't want a behind the scenes look into this production's life leading up to a successful run on broadway

88
Funny, Absorbing, Entertaining, Educational

See it if You want to learn about some of the creative and behind the scenes process of bringing this show to life and Broadway.

Don't see it if You do not like talk backs or group educational settings.

91
Absorbing, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if Your interested in knowing about the process to bring a show to Broadway. Learning about the "what if...."

Don't see it if The behinds the scene process doesn't interest you.

98
Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant, Entertaining, Fabulous!!!

See it if You want to find out more about this very special show in particular or the journey of any show to Broadway. Fun. Informative. Loved it!!!

Don't see it if If you have no interest in the “production side” of how a show gets from idea to the Broadway stage.

85
Absorbing, Delightful, Relevant

See it if Jessica is very personalble and gave insightful infor about how the Show came to B’way. We even had a surprise guest that went to Gander.

Don't see it if You don’t think the background infor is relevant.

Also It’s very telling that all 12 of us in the Salon saw Come From Away al... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You loved “Come from Away” and want to learn more about how the production came to be. The teacher also brought us into the conversation.

Don't see it if You didn’t enjoy “Come from Away”

88
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You are really into theater! Jessica who runs the class is great! I didn't see the show yet but it made me want to see it that much more!!😊

Don't see it if You don't like discussions or don't like multiple topics being discussed at once

95
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You want to spend an hour with intense and educated theatre fans discussing the development of an important Broadway show.

Don't see it if if the topic doesn't interest you.

Also This was a great get together and some of the other attendees were as ... Read more Read less

95
Delightful, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant

See it if You want to chat with fellow CFA lovers and hear how everyone relates to the show.

Don't see it if You haven’t seen Come From Away. Spoiler alert plus you wouldn’t be able to engage with the group.

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You want to know more about Come From Away! Loved all of the inside scoop

Don't see it if You did not like the show.

84
For a previous production
Absorbing, Intelligent, Refreshing, Interesting, Entertaining

See it if you love Come From Away and you want to hear some inside stories about where it came from and the process of getting it to Broadway

Don't see it if you are expecting an in-depth discussion of the producing process. This discussion was anecdotal and general, but enjoyable. Not academic.

100
For a previous production
Absorbing, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in the business of broadway and want to see how a show went from a concept to a finished living and breathing show.

Don't see it if you do not want to participate. There is some group participation.

95
For a previous production
Absorbing, Delightful, Intelligent, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you are interested in a co-producer's role and involvement in creating a new show.

Don't see it if you are just not interested in hearing about the backstory of how a show comes into creation.

90
For a previous production
Informative, relaxed, fun, too short

See it if you want to hear what goes on before a show is seen by the public.

Don't see it if you can't sit and listen.

90
For a previous production
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to learn more about the business of broadway and specifically Come From Away - great discussion

Don't see it if You want a show; this is a discussion; wish it was set at an actual table or seats in a circle to create an atmosphere for discussion

75
For a previous production
Absorbing, Pleasant but not terribly educational

See it if you want to hear the back story of Come from Away, without any real details or revelations.

Don't see it if you're expecting to learn anything about producing on Broadway or any unpublished backstage stories. Jessica is discreet and professional.

Also I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but to bill this as having anythin... Read more Read less

89
For a previous production
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Indulgent

See it if You are interested in the Road to Broadway. Presenter was knowledgeable and giving. Audience was fascinating.Wallpaper great.

Don't see it if you prefer to watch Broadway and don't care how it got that way. And no, you won't get cheap tickets for attending.

88
For a previous production
Absorbing, Intelligent, Engaging, Thoughtful

See it if you have an interest in speaking with a high-level industry professional through the lens of a particular show. Very engaging; not a lecture

Don't see it if you don't really have any interest in hearing the backstory of how the show got to where it is. The discussion is centered on that journey.

84
For a previous production
Intelligent, Profound, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in gaining insights regarding the origin and development of "Come From Away." Members' comments were also quite engaging.

Don't see it if you are not interested in a "behind the scenes" aspect of a Broadway show and don't want to talk about 9/11.

75
For a previous production
Delightful, Intelligent, Educational, Intriguing, Friendly

See it if you are interested in stories behind the production and Broadway shows as business.

Don't see it if you don't like meeting people.

90
For a previous production
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Fascinating

See it if You're interested in how a show, specifically come from away, reaches broadway. Or in how broadway works in general.

Don't see it if You're looking for behind the scenes gossip.

Also Jessica asked the audience if anyone had anything to share about their... Read more Read less