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Letter to Seattle Rep

From Christopher Ashley, Director of Come From Away

Just for you! Christopher Ashley, director of Come From Away (in all its iterations, including at Seattle Rep), has a note for Seattle Rep patrons ahead of the filmed release of the Broadway production, streaming on Apple+TV beginning September 10.

"It is my great pleasure to reach out to you today – you, the first audience to embrace Come From Away and to help the show take the first steps on its incredible journey. Because of your early support for the show, five productions have launched around the globe and now the whole world will be able to see the filmed version when it premieres on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 10. As we approach the 20th anniversary of September 11, and after the challenges of the last 18 months, I believe that the message of Come From Away resonates more deeply now than ever. In a moment of fear and uncertainty, the amazing people of Newfoundland showed us the power of kindness and generosity – reaching out a hand when a neighbor or stranger was in need.

It was an honor to make this film. To reunite with our cast and crew, and bring so many new people in to our Come From Away family – the family you helped us create – was a true joy. It’s difficult to describe the emotion in the room on our final day of shooting as we welcomed the first audience back to see a Broadway show, after so many months of our theatres being shut down. As our film is about to reach its widest audience yet, I want to thank you for getting us started, and giving us our first home.

Please join me on September 10 to once again be among the first audiences to see Come From Away when it premieres on Apple TV+. You can watch the film here or sign up for your free trial*. I can’t wait for you to see it.

All my best,

Learn about upcoming Come From Away events here, held throughout the month of September.


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Pictured: The cast of Come From Away at Seattle Rep (2015). Photo by Chris Bennion.