The Broadway musical Come Fly Away, set to the music of Frank Sinatra and directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp, has announced a closing date of September 5 at the Marquis Theatre. The show will have played 26 previews and 187 regular performances upon closing.
Although Come Fly Away received a number of excellent reviews (including a rave from New York Times critic Charles Isherwood), the show had struggled at the box office since its March 25 opening night. For the week ending July 25, it grossed $574,485 and played to 48.97% of capacity.
Tharp’s choreography is centered on four couples who fall in and out of love during one song-and-dance filled evening at a nightclub. Come Fly Away blends the vocals of Frank Sinatra with a live 19-piece big band and 15 of the world’s finest dancers.
Come Fly Away stars Alexander Brady, Matthew Stockwell Dibble, Holley Farmer, Laura Mead, Charlie Neshyba-Hodges, Rika Okamoto, Karine Plantadit, Keith Roberts and John Selya. The production also features vocalist Hilary Gardner and her alternate, Rosena M. Hill. The company also 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.
The show will launch a national tour in May 2011 in Chicago, with more details to be announced at a later date.