Keith Roberts, John Selya, et al. Set for Broadway's Come Fly Away
Conceived, choreographed and directed by Tharp, the musical follows four couples as they fall in and out of love during one song and dance filled evening at a crowded nightclub. Songs will include "Fly Me To The Moon," "My Way," and "That's Life," and 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.
The company will also include 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, Ron Todorowski, and Ashley Tuttle.
The Broadway production will feature a 19-piece big band. The creative team will include James Youmans (scenic design), Katherine Roth (costuem design), Donald Holder (lighting design), and Peter McBoyle (sound design).
Tharp has previously used Sinatra's music in her dance pieces Once More Frank, Nine Sinatra Songs, and Sinatra Suite. Similarly, she used Billy Joel songs for her Tony Award-winning musical Movin' Out and songs by Bob Dylan for Times They Are A-Changin'.