Come From Away release date and all about Apple TV+ musical
Apple TV+ is set to come out with a filmed version of the Tony and the Olivier Award-winning blockbuster musical ‘Come from Away’. The upcoming project tells the story of 7,000 people stranded in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland after 38 flights to the US were suddenly ordered to land in the town on September 11, 2001.
The people of Newfoundland graciously welcome them after the deadly 9/11 Twin Tower attack and made memories that will never be forgotten. There have been various renditions of the story and countries like Canada, Ireland, UK and Australia have also come out with their own productions to tell the beautiful tale of kindness.
It is one of the most important projects for Apple TV+ and hopes for an amazing reception.
The original book, music, and lyrics were written by Tony and Grammy Award nominees and Olivier Award winners Irene Sankoff and David Hein. As far as the theatre production is concerned, it has been widely praised by the audiences as well as the critics. So, it will be interesting to see how viewers will react to the filmed version.
Here’s everything we know about the upcoming venture.
Release date and how to watch
The filmed version of the Broadway production will be streaming exclusively on Friday, September 10 at 3 am EST. You can live stream the series on Apple TV+. Watch Apple TV+ on the Apple TV app, which is already on your Apple devices. Just open the app, click or tap Apple TV+ and enjoy the shows and movies. You can also watch Apple TV+ on streaming platforms, popular smart TVs, and AirPlay-enabled TVs with the Apple TV app — or watch online at tv.apple.com/in.
“‘Come From Away’ tells the story of 7,000 people stranded in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland after all flights into the US are grounded on September 11, 2001. As the people of Newfoundland graciously welcome the “come from aways” into their community in the aftermath, the passengers and locals alike process what’s happened while finding love, laughter, and new hope in the unlikely and lasting bonds that they forge.”
The cast of the filmed version will include original members of the Broadway production. Here are all the cast members:
· Petrina Bromley as Bonnie
· Jenn Colella as Beverly/Annette
· De’Lon Grant as Bob
· Joel Hatch as Claude
· Tony LePage as Kevin T
· Caesar Samayoa as Kevin J/Ali
· Q. Smith as Hannah
· Astrid Van Wieren as Beulah
· Emily Walton as Janice
· Sharon Wheatley as Diane
. Paul Whitty as Oz
Based on the book written by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the upcoming project has been directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley. Meanwhile, it is choreographed by Olivier Award Winner Kelly Devine.
Jennifer Todd, Bill Condon, Mark Gordon, and Junkyard Dog Productions serve as producers while Brittany Hapner is co-producing the venture. Sankoff, Hein, Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick, and Meredith Bennett are executive producers.
The live performance of ‘Come from Away’ was filmed this past May at a venue where the show was categorically staged for an audience that included 9/11 survivors and front-line workers; and employed over 200 people including members of the Broadway crew, staff, and creative teams.
You can watch the trailer here.
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