Since the pandemic closed theaters, the Big Apple has been longing for the amazing allure of the Broadway lights, sights, and songs! Thankfully, Broadway is making a major comeback this fall, so fans can immerse themselves in the glory of the stage once more. But while we all await the rise of live curtains, theater geeks everywhere can at least get their fix through the magic of streaming, from the debut of Hamilton on Disney+ last year, and now once more with the upcoming premiere of Come From Away on Apple TV+.
While not as major a household name as Hamilton may have been, I urge you all not to underestimate this beautiful, human story of folks affected by the events of 9/11, and the celebration of people coming together and forming bonds with one another amidst tragedy. Originally debuting on Broadway in 2017, the smash hit was nominated for seven major Tony Awards, including Best Musical, against heavy hitters like Dear Evan Hansen and Groundhog Day. A film adaptation has also been in the works since 2018.
Now, Apple TV+ is bringing the magic of this show straight to you. Check out the trailer for this one here:
Per the streaming platform:
Come From Away is the filmed version of the award-winning Broadway musical which 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 live performance of Come From Away was filmed at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City, where the Broadway production is staged, for an audience which included 9/11 survivors and frontline workers.
Come From Away will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on September 10, 2021!