A filmed version of the popular Broadway musical “Come From Away” will debut on Apple TV Plus.
Apple Original Films received rights to a live stage recording, which is produced and funded by Entertainment One. Earlier, eOne announced plans to release the film in September, although Apple has not set an exact release date.
Broadway theaters have been closed since March 12, 2020, leaving much of the theater community without jobs. The upcoming production will employ over 200 people, including actors, crew members and artists.
The film version of “Come From Away” will be directed by Christopher Ashley. He is set to star in the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater in May and is expected to star in a Broadway production.
“Come From Away”
Jennifer Todd and Bill Condon will co-produce with original producers, Junkyard Dog Productions, and Mark Gordon. Brittany Hapner will be a co-producer. Irene Sankoff and David Hein, who wrote the stage show, will also serve as executive producers alongside John Kamen, Dave Sirulnik and Meredith Bennett.
While Broadway remains dark, theaters offer more content to enjoy audiences at home. A filmed version of the stage sensation by Lynn-Manuel Miranda “Hamilton” premiered last year at Disney Plus, and “Diana”, a new musical for the Princess of Wales, will land on Netflix before its opening on the Main Trunk.