Tharp's Come Fly Away to Land at Broadway's Marquis Theatre in March

News   Tharp's Come Fly Away to Land at Broadway's Marquis Theatre in March Come Fly Away, the new Twyla Tharp dance musical set to the tunes of Frank Sinatra, will begin performances on Broadway March 1 at the Marquis Theatre.
Come Fly Away's John Selya and Holley Farmer at the Alliance
Come Fly Away's John Selya and Holley Farmer at the Alliance Photo by Greg Mooney

Originally titled Come Fly With Me, the new dance musical played its world-premiere engagement at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta this past September, and will officially open on Broadway March 25.

Casting has not been announced; however, a previous casting notice stated that the original Alliance principal cast members will re-create their roles for the upcoming Broadway production. The principal cast included a host of Movin' Out veterans including Tony nominees Keith Roberts and John Selya, Karine Plantadit and Rika Okamoto, as well as newcomer Holley Farmer, Matthew Dibble, Charlie Neshyba-Hodges (Tharp's The Times They Are A Changin') and Laura Mead.

With the blessing of Frank Sinatra Enterprises and the Sinatra family, Come Fly Away features original masters of Sinatra's voice, which are backed by a live on-stage band. The show includes original arrangements by Nelson Riddle, Billy May and Quincy Jones, as well as newly created arrangements for the production.

Come Fly Away, according to press notes, "follows four couples as they fall in and out of love during one song and dance filled evening at a crowded nightclub. Blending the legendary vocals of Frank Sinatra with a live on stage 19-piece big band and 15 of the world’s finest dancers, Come Fly Away weaves an unparalleled hit parade of classics, including 'Fly Me To The Moon,' 'My Way' and 'That's Life' into a soaring musical fantasy of romance and seduction."

The Broadway production will reunite Alliance design team members including set designer James Youmans, lighting designer Donald Holder, costume designer Katherine Roth, as well as music supervisor Patrick Vacciarello (assuming duties for the late Sam Lutfiyya), sound designer Peter McBoyle and orchestrators Dave Pierce and Don Sebesky. Tickets are now available by phoning (212) 307-4100, or by visiting Ticketmaster.

The Marquis Theatre is located at 1535 Broadway.

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