Come Fly Away: Sinatra/Twyla Tharp Musical Comes to the Pantages
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Multiple award-winning playwright/director David Mamet (American Buffalo, Glengarry Glen Ross) tackles the country's most controversial topic in a provocative new tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations. Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with sexually assaulting a black woman. When a new legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface. Learn More
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Featured review from Cynthia A.Red Velvet
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Bits and pieces of Twyla Tharps's original choreographic style were recognizable beneath the repetitive and commercialized dance moves. Unfortunately, just not enough to make this performance unique. The dancers all excelled at what they were given to do. Seats were good.
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The Sinatra tracks were beautifully remastered, and were lovely to listen to. It is great that union rules at the Pantages require a live orchestra, because it was totally enjoyable. We had high hopes for Tharp's choreography, but were...continued
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“A dangerously gorgeous dance adventure.” —Newsday
“Delivers the purest jolt of pleasure to be found on a Broadway stage.” —_Time _
“Spectacular and dazzling. This is a major new work. Twyla Tharp’s electrifying celebration of the music of Frank Sinatra will sweep you up in a complete spell." —_The New York Times _
Come Fly Away_ _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 big band and 14 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 show’s score combines classic and newly discovered vocal performances from the Sinatra archives, along with Sinatra’s signature arrangements by Nelson Riddle, Billy May and Quincy Jones, among others, and brand new charts, for this fresh innovative musical.