“Audiences have confirmed this by the way they have taken it to their hearts. It is gratifying that so many others in the theatre community recognize this as well.”
Tulsa, Oklahoma (PRWEB) May 04, 2017
Jay Krottinger and Ryan Jude Tanner of Square 1 Theatrics, co-producers of Come From Away, have been nominated for seven Tony Awards.
Nominations come in the following categories:
Best Book of a Musical, Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Best Original Score, David Hein and Irene Sankoff
Best Direction of a Musical, Christopher Ashley
Best Choreography, Kelly Devine
Best Performance by a Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, Jenn Colella
Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Howell Binkley
Come From Away is based on the events following the tragedy of 9/11, when 38 planes with over 6500 passengers were stranded in a remote town in Newfoundland. Locals opened their hearts and homes to the travelers, building a new and extraordinary “community” in the days that brought them together.
The Tony Award is the highest theatre honor in the United States. In announcing these nominations, Krottinger noted that the production has already received many other award nominations as well. “We knew that this musical was going to be something truly special,” he said. “Audiences have confirmed this by the way they have taken it to their hearts. It is gratifying that so many others in the theatre community recognize this as well.” Come From Away has been nominated for seven Outer Critic Awards and nine Drama Desk Awards, with both organizations including nominations for Outstanding Musical. The Drama League has nominated it for Outstanding Production of a Broadway Production.
This is the third time Tulsa-based Square 1 Theatrics has been nominated for a Tony Award since the company was founded by Krottinger and Tanner in 2012. Their first nomination came in 2013 for Pippin (Best Revival of a Musical), which also brought them their first win. Tony nominations followed last year for Waitress, still running on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
The young production company has already built an international reputation as well, producing Memphis The Musical in London, and winning two Olivier Awards for Best Sound Design and Best Theatre Choreographer. In addition to their stage work, Krottinger and Tanner have also co-produced with Del Shores their first film, A Very Sordid Wedding, starring Leslie Jordan and Whoopi Goldberg, and currently in theatres.
Both Tanner and Krottinger are actively involved in the community, serving on several non-profit boards.
To learn more about Square 1 Theatrics, visit square1theatrics.com.