Come Fly Away plays final performance
The Broadway musical Come Fly Away plays its final performance on 5 Sep 2010 at the Marquis Theatre after 26 previews and 187 regular performances.
Conceived, choreographed, and directed by Tony Award-winner Twyla Tharp and featuring vocals by Frank Sinatra, Come Fly Away will launch a national tour in May, 2011 in Chicago.
The musical, which opened at the Marquis Theatre on 25 Mar 2010, following previews from 1 Mar, received mixed, but mostly positive reviews: Dazzling (NY Times); Flight to nowhere (NY Daily News); Tharp is back on her A game (Back Stage); Magic (Record); Tharp's libido-charged love letter to romance (AP).
Come Fly Away, the new musical from director/choreographer Twyla Tharp, follows four couples as they fall in and out of love during one song and dance filled evening at a crowded nightclub.
The dance musical, then named 'Come Fly With Me', played its world premiere engagement at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre from 15 Sep - 11 Dec 2009.
Come Fly Away stars Matthew Dibble, Holley Farmer, Laura Mead, Charlie Neshyba-Hodges, Rika Okamoto, Karine Plantadit, Keith Roberts and John Selya, all of whom were in last fall’s acclaimed world premiere production at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre.
The company also includes: Kristine Bendul, Colin Bradbury, Alexander Brady, Todd Burnsed, Jeremy Cox, Carolyn Doherty, Amanda Edge, Cody Green, Heather Hamilton, Laurie Kanyok, Meredith Miles, Marielys Molina, Eric Otto, Justin Peck, Joel Prouty and Ron Todorowski.
Blending the vocals of Frank Sinatra with a live on stage 19-piece big band and 15 of dancers, Come Fly Away weaves Sinatra classics, including “Fly Me To The Moon,” “My Way,” and “That’s Life” into a musical fantasy of romance and seduction.
The show’s score combines classic and newly discovered vocal performances from the Sinatra archives along with signature arrangements (Nelson Riddle, Billy May, Quincy Jones) as well as brand new charts.
Holley Farmer and John Selya
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