‘Come From Away’ (Photo: Matthew Murphy via The Broadway Blog.)
Welcome back to the Rock! The filmed version of the hit musical Come From Away will stream on Apple TV+ starting September 10, a day before the 20th anniversary of 9/11. A new teaser for the highly anticipated musical film has dropped, and it seems viewers will be getting more than just the actual production. Behind-the-scenes footage with the cast intersperses the short trailer, featuring longtime performers including Tony nominee Jenn Colella, who performs “Me and the Sky” in the show.
The musical, which first premiered on Broadway in March 2017, follows the passengers of 38 flights grounded in the week of the September 11 attacks, and the locals they encounter when forced to land in the sleepy town of Gander in Newfoundland. The small town is faced with the task of housing and feeding 7,000 stranded travelers.
Come From Away features a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and is directed by Christopher Ashley, with musical staging by Kelly Devine, music supervision and arrangements by Ian Eisendrath, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Gareth Owen and orchestrations by August Eriksmoen.
The Tony-winning piece was filmed at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York, featuring cast members from the Broadway production (in total, 200 creatives will be involved either on-stage or behind-the-scenes). RadicalMedia, who captured Hamilton and David Byrne’s American Utopia, oversee filming. Christopher Ashley directs the filmed piece.
The cast will be composed of Petrina Bromley (original cast member) as Bonnie and others, Jenn Colella (original cast member and Tony Award nominee) as Beverley/Annette and others, De’lon Grant (Jersey Boys) as Bob and others, Joel Hatch (original cast member) as Claude and others, Tony Lepage (Rock of Ages) as Kevin T and others, Caesar Samayoa (original cast member) as Kevin J /Ali and others, Q Smith (original cast member) as Hannah and others, Astrid Van Wieren (original cast member) as Beulah and others, Emily Walton (Peter and the Starcatcher) as Janice and others, Jim Walton (Sunset Boulevard) as Nick/Doug and others, Sharon Wheatley (original cast member) as Diane and others and Paul Whitty (Once) as Oz and others.
The Broadway production returns to live performances on September 21.