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Come From Away, Canadian Broadway hit, being adapted for film

Come From Away, Canadian Broadway hit, being adapted for film
From CBC - November 15, 2017

The hit homegrown musical Come From Awayis getting the big-screen treatment.

The Mark Gordon Company says it will produce and finance a feature film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning show.

Canadian husband-and-wife writing duo Irene Sankoff and David Heinwho penned the book, music and lyricswill also adapt the feature screenplay.

The show is set in Gander, N.L., in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The remote town provided refuge to 6,579 passengers and crew from 38 planes that were diverted when U.S. air space was closed.

After being staged in several cities, including Toronto, the show began performances on Broadway in February.

Come From Awaywas nominated for seven Tonys, with Christopher Ashley nabbing the show's sole trophy for best director of a musical.

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