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‘Fly’ lands on Broadway

Tharp-Sinatra dance-ical bows in March

“Come Fly Away,” the Twyla Tharp dance-ical set to the tunes of Frank Sinatra, is coming in for a Broadway landing at the Marquis Theater, where the show will open in March.

Show, formerly titled “Come Fly With Me,” has been considered a likely Rialto candidate since its September preem at Atlanta’s Alliance Theater. Production earned strong reviews both from local press and national outlets.

Helmed and choreographed by Tharp, “Come Fly” follows the romantic entanglements of four couples over a single evening in a nightclub. Shows features a cast of 15 dancers, a 19-piece orchestra and recorded Sinatra vocals.

Tharp has previously brought a couple of dance-theater pieces to Broadway. The Billy Joel-themed “Movin’ Out” earned her a 2003 Tony and had a Rialto run of more than three years; her most recent Main Stem endeavor, “The Times They Are A-Changin’ ” — set to the music of Bob Dylan — proved a short-lived disappointment in 2006.

Tharp has had a long history of choreographing to Sinatra songs, beginning with a 1976 duet called “Once More Frank” and continuing through “Nine Sinatra Songs” in 1982 and “Sinatra Suite” in 1984.

Casting for the Gotham incarnation of “Come Fly” remains unconfirmed. The Atlanta version starred “Movin’ Out” alums including John Selya, Ashley Tuttle and Keith Roberts.

Design team includes James Youmans (sets), Katherine Roth (costumes), Donald Holder (lights) and Peter McBoyle (sound). James L. Nederlander and Troika Entertainment will lead the team of producers, with a final list to be confirmed.

“Come Fly Away,” which long looked to be the show that would follow “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” (which closed Sunday) into the Marquis, begins previews March 1 ahead of a March 25 opening.

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