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 a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan (Red, Moulin Rouge! The Musical), and music and lyrics by The Avett Brothers (“America’s Biggest Roots Band” Rolling Stone), the new musical Swept Away is inspired by an 1884 shipwreck and the struggle of four men to survive. Electrifying and soul-stirring, it explores how unthinkable tragedy can open the door to forgiveness… if only we’ll let it.

This star-studded production of Swept Away docks at Arena Stage starting November 25, reuniting all original principals from the show’s 2022 Berkeley Repertory Theatre world premiere:

  • Tony Award® winner John Gallagher, Jr. (Spring Awakening, American Idiot)
  • Tony Award® nominee Stark Sands (Kinky Boots, & Juliet)
  • Adrian Blake Enscoe (Apple TV+’s Dickinson)
  • Wayne Duvall (Golden Globe-nominated film O Brother, Where Art Thou?)

Check out some of the amazing cast photos by Crackerfarm:

Photos of John Gallagher, Jr., Stark Sands, Adrian Blake Enscoe, and Wayne Duvall by Crackerfarm.

What’s more, the Arena Stage production will be helmed by Tony Award®-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot) with choreography by Tony Award® nominee David Neumann (Hadestown).

Swept Away tickets are now available for performances from November 25 to December 30.