Apple TV+ is getting into the Broadway game.
What you need to know
- A filmed version of Broadway’s “Come From Away” will debut on Apple TV+.
- It is currently unclear when the film will debut on the streaming service.
Apple TV+ is looking to bring Broadway into everyone’s living rooms.
As reported by Variety, a filmed version of the Broadway musical “Come From Away” is coming to Apple’s streaming service.
Apple Original Films landed rights to the live stage recording, which is being produced and financed by Entertainment One. eOne previously announced plans to unveil the film in September, though Apple has not set an exact release date.
According to the report, the film will be a big help to the Broadway community who has had to deal with theater closures since March of last year.
Broadway theaters have been closed since March 12, 2020, leaving most of the theater community out of work. The upcoming production will employ more than 200 people including actors, crew members and creatives.
The filmed version of “Come From Away” will be directed by Christopher Ashley. It’s set to be recorded at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in May and is expected to feature cast members from the Broadway production.
The production tells the story of when “38 planes — filled with 7,000 stranded passengers — were ordered to unexpectedly land in Canada’s small town of Gander in Newfoundland.”
“Come From Away” is set in the week following the Sept. 11 attacks and tells the true story of what happened when 38 planes — filled with 7,000 stranded passengers — were ordered to unexpectedly land 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 will produce alongside the original stage producers, Junkyard Dog Productions, as well as Mark Gordon. Brittany Hapner will serve as a co-producer. Irene Sankoff and David Hein, who wrote the stage show, will also serve as executive producers alongside RadicalMedia’s Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick and Meredith Bennett.
It is currently unclear when the film will premiere on Apple TV+. When it does, make sure to check out our list of the Best Apple TV in 2021 to find the best Apple TV to watch it on.
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