Becky Gulsvig Returns to Broadway's Come From Away for Limited Engagement | Playbill

Broadway News Becky Gulsvig Returns to Broadway's Come From Away for Limited Engagement

Rachel Tucker will be stepping away from the role of Beverley to film BBC's Hope Street season 2.

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Megan McGinnis, Emily Walton, Becky Gulsvig, Christine Toy Johnson, Julie Johnson, and Daniele K. Thomas Matthew Murphy

Becky Gulsvig will be filling in for Rachel Tucker as Beverley Bass in the Broadway production of Come From Away at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre April 27–June 12.

Gulsvig has played the role before, replacing original actor Jenn Colella in the Broadway production, and taking the character on the road for the national tour. Announcing her departure via Instagram, Tucker shared that she will be leaving to star in the second season of the BBC crime drama Hope Street

In a video, the actor documented her journey to London and Ireland, holding up a wine glass to the camera. She wrote, "Taking a wee hiatus from the beautiful friends & crew @wecomefromaway to join the gorgeous cast & crew of Hope Street season 2 for a few months!"

Gulsvig, also known for starring in the national tours of Legally Blonde the Musical and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, echoed the news on her Instagram. "It’s me and @ladyemilywalton. We started our @wecomefromaway journey together almost 4 years ago. I’m back at the Schoenfeld for 2 months keeping the pilot seat warm for @racheltucker01 while she is off doing awesome things," she wrote while sharing a fun snap.

The international hit musical Come From Away 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. After opening in 2017, the musical was nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. 

READ: Watch the Powerful Trailer for Apple TV+'s Come From Away Film Capture

Leading the current Broadway cast is Petrina Bromley, De'lon Grant, Caesar Samayoa, James Seol, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren, Emily Walton, Jim Walton, Gene Weygandt, Sharon Wheatley, and Paul Whitty.

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, and orchestrations by August Eriksmoen.

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