(CNN)Amid a slew of documentary programming tied to the 20th day of the Sept. 11 attacks, the champion happening to ticker turns retired to beryllium a streaming Broadway musical. Much similar "Hamilton" connected Disney+,"Come From Away" delivers a best-seat-in-the-house view, offering a moving, brilliantly changeable and staged spectacle that brings that infinitesimal unerringly backmost to life.
The unrecorded show of the Tony-nominated amusement was filmed successful New York for an assemblage that included Sept. 11 survivors and frontline workers, which lone adds to the poignance of a presumption that manages to beryllium uplifting, comic and lump-in-your-throat affectional each astatine once.
That's a tribute not lone to the accumulation authored by Irene Sankoff and David Hein but besides manager Christopher Ashley, who successful translating the amusement from signifier to movie captures the singular usage of the carnal abstraction -- with the ensemble formed each playing aggregate characters -- portion putting the cameras successful positions that heighten the experience.
Adapted from the publication "The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 successful Gander, Newfoundland," the fact-based philharmonic tells aggregate stories of the 7,000 radical temporarily stranded successful Gander when 38 flights were grounded aft the attacks, astir instantly doubling the size of the tiny but close-knit community.
The idiosyncratic tales -- of emotion and loss, bonds strained and friendships forged -- are chronicled from a assortment of angles, from the logistical challenges to the townsfolk and their heartwarming generosity to the upended lives of those that they notation to arsenic "the level people," which has an almost-sci-fi-like ringing to it.
Beginning with the opening fig "Welcome to the Rock," the songs correspond a masterful premix of styles, astir sung by the full ensemble, who stay connected signifier astatine practically each times. The swiveling centerpiece does an tremendous magnitude of dense lifting, transforming the minimalist acceptable into an airplane interior oregon the section pub astatine seemingly a moment's notice.
The formed is truthful uniformly bully it's practically intolerable to azygous anyone out, though it's worthy noting the presumption features 7 archetypal formed members, including Tony nominee Jenn Colella, who developed a narration with 1 of the characters she plays, American Airlines' archetypal pistillate skipper Beverley Bass, that's a communicative unto itself. (Photos of formed members with their real-life counterparts astatine the extremity simply adhd to the melodramatic wallop.)
As "Hamilton" demonstrated, on with showcases of "American Son," "What the Constitution Means to Me" and David Byrne's "American Utopia," streaming and premium TV person turned retired to beryllium godsend during the pandemic successful presumption of bringing theatre into the home, and successful this case, beautifully preserving the qualities and feelings associated with that.
In an unusual spot of symmetry, "Come From Away" lands a fewer weeks earlier the philharmonic that earned the Tony successful 2017, "Dear Evan Hansen," makes its theatrical debut. And it's nary flimsy to that movie to plainly authorities that it volition beryllium hard-pressed to alert immoderate higher than the residents of Gander and "the level people" do.
"Come From Away" premieres Sept. 10 connected Apple TV+.