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Come Fly Away: Tickets now on sale to the general public


Tickets are now on sale to the general public for the new Broadway musical Come Fly Away, conceived, choreographed, and directed by Tony Award-winner Twyla Tharp and featuring vocals by Frank Sinatra. The musical opens at the Marquis Theatre on 25 Mar 2010, following previews from 1 Mar.

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.

Come Fly Away will star 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.

Come Fly Away (then named 'Come Fly With Me') played its world premiere engagement at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre from 15 Sep - 11 Dec 2009.

Critics praised the world premiere production. "You can't question the inventiveness and vitality of Tharp's choreography — a quirky-sophisticated amalgamation of soaring ballet and earthy modern form — or the powerhouse technique of her superb performers. I have never seen a more charismatic, more expressive group of dancers in my life." (Atlanta Journal-Constitution); "Tharp's new show is vibrant, engaging and, at times, thrilling." (Variety); "exhilarating" (New York Times).

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