'Come From Away': How to Watch the Hit Broadway Musical Online for Free

You don't have to venture to Broadway to see one of the biggest musicals around: Come From Away is arriving on streaming.

The Tony award-winning show tells the true story of 7,000 people who got stranded in a small town in Newfoundland after all flights were grounded on September 11, 2001.

How Can I Watch 'Come From Away' Online for Free?

Apple TV+ subscribers are in luck. Come From Away is arriving on the streaming service on September 10, 2021.

Anyone signed up to Apple TV+ will be able to watch a filmed version of the stage show (similar to the Hamilton film on Disney+) for free. Apple's streamer also offers TV shows such as Ted Lasso, The Morning Show and See, and movies including Tom Holland's Cherry, Tom Hanks' Greyhound and Bill Murray's On The Rocks.

If you're not already signed up for Apple TV+, you can try it with a free seven-day trial. After that, a subscription costs $4.99 a month.

What Is 'Come From Away' About?

Come From Away on Apple TV+
"Come From Away" has been staged all over the world and is now coming to the screen on Apple TV+. Apple TV+

Come From Away is set in a small Canadian town called Gander, in the days after the September 11 attacks. All planes heading to the U.S. were grounded, and the musical tells the true story of the 38 flights and 7,000 people who found themselves stranded in the tiny town.

The people of Newfoundland graciously welcomed the "come from aways" into their community, forming lasting bonds as locals and visitors tried to cope with the aftermath of 9/11.

The live performance that will stream on Apple TV+ was filmed at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City. The taping took place after lockdown, when Broadway was opening back up, and the audience was filled with 9/11 survivors and frontline workers.

Come From Away was first performed at a Canadian college in 2013 and arrived on Broadway in 2017.

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Tony LePage, Caesar Samayoa and Paul Whitty in “Come From Away,” streaming from September 10 on Apple TV+. Apple TV+

The original Broadway production was nominated for seven Tony awards in 2017, with Christopher Ashley winning for best direction of a musical. Come From Away was also nominated for a Grammy in 2018 for best musical theater album.

The musical was optioned by The Mark Gordon Company (Speed, The Day After Tomorrow, Source Code), which had planned to turn it into a feature film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, those plans changed during the pandemic and the filmed stage version was produced instead.

Husband-and-wife duo David Hein and Irene Sankoff wrote the music, lyrics and book of Come From Away, and act as executive producers on the filmed version for Apple TV+.

Come From Away cast
Jenn Colella, Caesar Samayoa and guitarist Nate Lueck appear in "Come From Away" on Apple TV+ Apple TV+