COME FLY AWAY Visits SYTYCD, 6/17
The critically acclaimed new Broadway musical COME FLY AWAY will be featured on the FOX television program "So You Think You Can Dance" Thursday, June 17th. Tony Award nominees Karine Plantadit and Keith Roberts (nominated for Movin' Out) will perform the show stopping number "That's Life" during the program's first live results show of the season, which airs nationally at 9pm (8pm central).
COME FLY AWAY, the new musical from visionary director/choreographer Twyla Tharp, follows four couples as they fall in and out of love during one song and dance filled evening at a swingin' 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.
Charles Isherwood of The New York Times calls COME FLY AWAY, "SPECTACULAR and DAZZLING! This is a MAJOR new work, with a stage full of BRILLIANT performers. Twyla Tharp's ELECTRIFYING celebration of the music of Frank Sinatra will sweep you up in a complete spell." Robert Johnson of The Star-Ledger calls the show "ONE OF THE MOST ELECTRIC PRODUCTIONS VERE TO LIGHT UP A BROADWAY MARQUEE" while Michael Kuchwara of the Associated Press calls the show "ASTONISHING -- A love letter to romance, not to mention the man and his music, with eight MARVELOUS leads and an orchestra of STERLING musicians." And Richard Zoglin of Time Magazine states simply, "COME FLY AWAY delivers the PUREST JOLT OF PLEASURE to be found on a Broadway stage."
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 for this fresh innovative musical.
COME FLY AWAY stars Alexander Brady, Matthew Stockwell Dibble, Holley Farmer, Laura Mead, Charlie Neshyba-Hodges, Rika Okamoto, Karine Plantadit, Keith Roberts and John Selya. The production also features vocalist Hilary Gardner and on alternate performances, Rosena M. Hill.
The company also includes Colin Bradbury, Todd Burnsed, Carolyn Doherty, Amanda Edge, Heather Hamilton, Meredith Miles, Marc Myars, Eric Michael Otto, Justin Peck, and on alternate performances, Kristine Bendul, Jeremy Cox, Cody Green, Laurie Kanyok, Marielys Molina, Joel Prouty, Ron Todorowski and Ashley Tuttle.
COME FLY AWAY features scenic design by James Youmans, costume design by Katherine Roth, lighting design by Donald Holder, and sound design by Peter McBoyle. Music supervision is by the late Sam Lutfiyya and Patrick Vaccariello. Additional arrangements and orchestrations are by Dave Pierce and Don Sebesky.
Tickets, ranging in price from $66.50 - $126.50, can be purchased via www.TicketMaster.com or by calling 877-250-2929.
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For More Information, visit www.comeflyaway.com.