Tulsans Win the Olivier Award – UK’s Highest Theatre Honor for “Come From Away”

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Square 1 Theatrics Win Multiple Olivier Awards for “Come From Away” Including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music

Tony Award winners Jay Krottinger and Ryan Jude Tanner of Square 1 Theatrics, producers of the new revival Oklahoma!, Come From Away and Waitress currently playing on Broadway, London and throughout the U.S., are part of the producing team that recently took Come From Away to the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End.

Come From Away opened in London on February 18, 2019, and received Olivier Awards for Best New Musical, Outstanding Achievement in Music, Best Theatre Choreographer / Kelly Divine, and Best Sound Design / Gareth Owen, with nominations for Best Actress in a Supporting Role / Rachel Tucker, Best Actor in a Supporting Role / Clive Carter and Robert Hands.

Come From Away is a breathtaking new musical that has played record-breaking engagements all across the U.S. and soon to open this summer in Australia. Based on the events following 9/11, this story is centered around the 38 planes with 6,579 passengers that were stranded in a remote town in Newfoundland where locals opened their hearts and homes. This international community of strangers spurred unexpected camaraderie under extraordinary circumstances.

A Tulsa-based international production company founded by Jay Krottinger and Ryan Jude Tanner in 2012, Square 1 Theatrics also produced the 2013 Broadway revival of Pippin and Memphis The Musical, in London’s West End, which won two Olivier Awards for Best Sound Design and Best Theatre Choreographer.

“We continue to be inspired by the show’s significance and impact around the world. Everything comes into focus when you see how a people, or even a nation, treats the vulnerable. Come From Away personifies life’s greatest instruction: Love one another. It’s not easy; but it’s so simple,” said Tanner.

Both Tanner and Krottinger are actively involved in the community, serving on several non-profit boards. Krottinger is also serving as interim Artist Director for Theatre Tulsa.

In addition to producing entertainment, Tanner and Krottinger manage Tanninger Companies based in Tulsa, OK. To learn more about Square 1 Theatrics, visit square1theatrics.com.

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