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Twyla Tharp's Come Fly Away to Close September 5, National Tour to Launch in May 2011

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Holley Farmer and John Selya in Come Fly Away
(© Joan Marcus)
Holley Farmer and John Selya in Come Fly Away
(© Joan Marcus)
Come Fly Away will play its final performance at the Marquis Theatre on September 5. Conceived, directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp, the piece, which features vocals by Frank Sinatra, will have played 26 previews and 187 regular performances.

A national tour is scheduled to launch from Chicago in May 2011. No other details have been announced.

The show follows four couples as they fall in and out of love during one song and dance filled evening at a nightclub. Songs featured in the show include "Fly Me To The Moon," "My Way," and "That's Life." The company features Alexander Brady, Matthew Stockwell Dibble, Holley Farmer, Laura Mead, Charlie Neshyba-Hodges, Rika Okamoto, Karine Plantadit, Keith Roberts, and John Selya.

The ensemble 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. In addition, the production features vocalist Hilary Gardner and on alternate performances, Rosena M. Hill.

The creative team includes James Youmans (scenic design), Katherine Roth (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), and Peter McBoyle (sound design). Music supervision is by the late Sam Lutfiyya and Patrick Vaccariello. Additional arrangements and orchestrations are by Dave Pierce and Don Sebesky.

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