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‘Come From Away’ filmed version to debut on Apple TV Plus

A filmed version of the popular Broadway musical “Come From Away” debuts on Apple TV Plus.

Apple Original Films acquired rights to the live stage production produced and funded by Entertainment One. eOne announced earlier plans to unveil the film in September, though Apple has not set an exact release date.

Broadway theaters have been closed since March 12, 2020, leaving most of the theater community without work. The upcoming production will employ more than 200 people including actors, crew members and commercials.

The filmed version of “Come From Away” is directed by Christopher Ashley. It is set to be screened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater in May and is expected to play cast members from the Broadway production.

“Come From Away”

; takes place the week after the 9/11 attacks and tells the true story of what happened when 38 planes – filled with 7,000 stranded passengers – were ordered to land unexpectedly in Canada’s small town of Gander in Newfoundland. It opened on Broadway in 2017 and received seven Tony nominations, including Best Musical.

Jennifer Todd and Bill Condon co-produce with the original stage producers, Junkyard Dog Productions, as well as Mark Gordon. Brittany Hapner will act as co-producer. Irene Sankoff and David Hein, who wrote the stage show, will also act as executive producers alongside RadicalMedia’s Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick and Meredith Bennett.

While Broadway remains dark, theaters have offered more content that audiences can enjoy at home. A filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s stage sensation “Hamilton” premiered last year on Disney Plus, and “Diana”, a new musical about the Princess of Wales, lands on Netflix before the opening on Main Stem.

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