Come From Away Star Caesar Samayoa Looks Back on His10 Favorite Photos from the Hit Musical's First Year on Broadway
Come From Away (the Tony Award-winning hit musical about Newfoundlanders who opened their homes and hearts to stranded airline passengers during 9/11) celebrates one year on Broadway on February 18, and there's no slowing down this feel-good audience favorite that has even the most jaded New Yorker wanting to kiss the cod and drink some Screech.
To mark the musical's milestone, BroadwayBox asked original star Caesar Samayoa (whose joyful Instagram everyone should follow) to look back on this past year and share with us 10 of his favorite Come from Away Instagrams.
Where this journey began. Our La Jolla Playhouse Sitzprobe.
Chad Kimball shot this during tech. I love this pic—I think I was trying to remember a new line. LOL. He’s a bit of a sniper with his cell phone.
Opening night Fords Theatre shenanigans. Every night we’re joking and laughing. It’s a complete Joy.
Since our start over 3 years ago—someone is doing push-ups at half hour....
I just happened to be walking into the theatre as this was being hung up. I think I cried….
My favorite shot. Our entire Come From Away cast at Radio City doing a special recording for the Tony Awards!
Mom! She has celebrated every milestone of this show with me and calls us all her children. Here we are on Tony night!!!
Can you tell we’re having fun??!?!
On world kindness day Q Smith and I took to the streets to ask people how a random act of kindness has changed their life. Absolutely one of my favorite days yet.
#Repost - I loved doing every minute of this with @qperstar and @wecomefromaway!! Look at how people light up. #ChooseKindness friends - it will change your life! For #WorldKindnessDay, we asked New Yorkers to share moments when kindness changed their lives. Tell us your stories below, and check out the full video on our Facebook page! #WelcomeKindness
This incredible journey would have never happened if it wasn’t for the kindness of the people of Gander and Newfoundland. Broadway has been the dream, but experiencing Gander will be a highlight of my life!
See Caesar Samayoa and the entire Come From Away family live at Broadway's Schoenfeld Theatre.