Swept Away (Regional, Arena Stage, 2023) | Playbill

Swept Away



When a violent storm sinks their whaling ship off the coast of New Bedford, Mass., the four survivors face a reckoning: how far will they go to stay alive? And can they live with the consequences? With music and lyrics from The Avett Brothers, whose 2004 “Mignonette” was inspired by an 1884 shipwreck and the struggle of four men to survive, Swept Away is an electrifying, soul-stirring new musical exploring how facing tragedy can open the door to forgiveness… if only we’ll let it.

Directed by Michael Mayer

Choreography by David Neumann

By Special Arrangement with Matthew Masten, Sean Hudock, and Madison Wells Live

Featuring Hunter Brown, Matt DeAngelis, Wayne Duvall, Adrian Blake Enscoe, Taurean Everett, John Gallagher Jr., Cameron Johnson, Brandon Kalm, Michael J. Mainwaring, Orville Mendoza, Tyrone L. Robinson, Stark Sands, John Sygar, Jamari Johnson Williams


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