VVA honored the internationally renowned choreographer Twyla Tharp in 2004 with our President’s Award for Excellence in the Arts for her big Broadway show Movin’ Out , the Vietnam War-themed production done to the tune of 23 Billy Joel songs.
Another winner of the President’s Award, Nancy Sinatra, has had a hand in Tharp’s latest Broadway musical, Come Fly Away , which features the tunes of her father, Frank Sinatra, and which has just begun a North American tour. Several veteran dancers who have performed in Movin’ Out on Broadway and on the road—including Laurie Kanyok, Matthew Stockwell Dibble, Cody Green, John Selya and Ron Todorowski—are a part of the Come Fly Away road show ensemble.
Conceived, choreographed, and directed by Tharp, and by special arrangement with the Sinatra family and Frank Sinatra Enterprises, Come Fly Away tells the story of four couples falling in and out of love during one song-and-dance-filled evening at a bustling nightclub. It blends the recordings of Frank Sinatra with a live onstage big band and fourteen exceptional dancers.
The show opened on Broadway in March of last year. It just ended its initial tour run at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, and opens August 16 in Toronto. Other cities on the tour include Detroit, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
For complete details on those and the other road venues, go to www.comeflyaway.com .