Hit stage musical Come From Away has delighted audiences lucky enough to obtain tickets to go and see it – and now, thanks to a live recording of a performance for Apple TV+ – you can enjoy the show from the comfort of your own living room. To mark this wondrous occasion, we had the pleasure in speaking to the minds behind it, both Irene Sankoff and David Hein as well as the production’s director, Christopher Ashley.
We also spoke to a handful of the talented performers, with a grouped interview with Joel Hatch, Q. Smith and Paul Whitty, followed finally by another with Sharon Wheatley, Caesar Samayoa and Astrid Van Wieren. You can see them all, in their entirety, below.
Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Joel Hatch, Q. Smith and Paul Whitty
Sharon Wheatley, Caesar Samayoa and Astrid Van Wieren
Come From Away 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.