Come Fly Away: Sinatra/Twyla Tharp Musical Comes to the Pantages
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Tarell Alvin McCraney's latest acclaimed play tracks the coming-of-age of a group of talented young African-American prep-school singers whose choral prowess is woven seamlessly into the story. Pharus, the undisputed superstar of the choir, is searching for the courage to let his true self shine through, in this work by MacArthur Fellowship-winner McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), who's been called "without question, the hottest young playwright in America" (Chicago Tribune). The West Coast premiere reunites director Trip Cullman, star Jeremy Pope and several other cast members from its 2013 New York run. 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.