Ever since I say Come From Away during its Toronto run last year, I’ve been obsessed with the musical that tells that story of the passengers that became stranded in Gander, Newfoundland on 9/11, and the town-folk that saved them.
It’s a touching, beautiful and hilarious musical that’s been playing to sold out shows in New York City since it opened earlier this year, and now fans from across the world will be able to see the show from themselves when it heads to the big screen!
It was announced today that The Mark Gordon Company has acquired the rights to the musical and will be turning into a movie! Mark Gordon is currently the executive producer of the some of the biggest shows on television including Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Ray Donovan and Quantico. Past film credits include Saving Private Ryan, 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, Speed, Source Code, The Messenger, and The Patriot.
No word on if the cast will also make the transfer to the big screen, or if the roles will be filled by new actors.
This is more good news for the Canadian musical, which was nominated for 7 Tony Awards, and recently announced that it recouped it’s $12 million investment on Broadway, a rare feat worthy of a Newfoundland-style celebration. The show will also soon begin a national tour, returning to Toronto early next year and Calgary in fall 2018.
I’m so excited about this, I honestly can’t get enough of this show!