The Mark Gordon Company announced that it will produce and finance a feature film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Come From Away. The show's creators, Irene Sankoff and David Hein, will adapt their musical for the screen, with the musical's director, Chrisopher Ashley, also directing the film adaptation. Mark Gordon will produce.
"Irene, David and Christopher created an experience that celebrates the triumph of humankind’s solidarity and compassion in the face of adversity — an experience that is equally breathtaking, inspiring and cathartic," said Gordon in a statement. "We are proud to create a feature film adaptation to share with audiences around the world."
Come From Away, which began performances on February 18, officially opened on March 12 at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Set against the backdrop of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the show follows what happens when 38 planes and 6,579 passengers are forced to land in Gander, doubling the population of "one small town on the edge of the world." It was nominated for seven 2017 Tony Awards, winning one for Christopher Ashley's direction.
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