‘Come From Away’ (Photo: Matthew Murphy via The Broadway Blog.)
The most unlikely of topics to musicalize has, over the past four years since its opening, become a benchmark of what can be created when creative minds converge. Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers on 9/11 and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them.
The show reopens on Broadway on September 21, 2021, but those with Apple TV will be able to stream a beautifully captured film version of the theatrical production, directed by Christopher Ashley, who won a Tony Award for helming the Broadway production.
To date, Come From Away has played 1,251 performances on Broadway and captivated audiences and critics alike.
“… It also reminds us that the fellow feeling and good behavior of the days it portrays belongs to an isolated island in time,” wrote Ben Brantley for the New York Times. “What follows is the sobering awareness, as one song has it, that as the afterglow recedes, “wherever you are, something’s gone.”
The show’s original company featured a diverse cast of Broadway veterans, earning a Tony nomination for Jenn Colella, who had previously appeared in If/Then, Chaplin, and High Fidelity.
In addition to Broadway, Come From Away opened productions in Toronto, Sydney, London, and a U.S. national tour.