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Come Fly Away

Description

Shortly after performances of Come Fly With Me closed in Atlanta, the show opened on Broadway under a new title.

Come Fly Away, while retaining much of the original production, incorporated new music and dance numbers. Tharp revised and reconfigured the show to draw stronger lines in each character’s development. The addition of character names served to further distill each personality, while subtle references to Sinatra and his Hollywood circle lend additional drama and glamour to the story.

Photos

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    Selya, Farmer and Dibble rehearse. ©J. Koenig
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    Farmer in dress rehearsal. ©J. Koenig
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    Neshyba-Hodges and cast in dress rehearsal. ©J. Koenig
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    Plantadit and ensemble rehearse. ©J. Koenig
  • Mead, Neshyba-Hodges and cast in dress rehearsal. ©J. Koenig
  • The cast in dress rehearsal.  ©J. Koenig
  • Farmer and Selya rehearse. ©J. Koenig

Video

Original cast members in promotional footage excerpts.
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Music

Music Program:

List of songs in order of appearance:

1. Moonlight Becomes You
Composed by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
From the album “Moonlight Sinatra”
Released by Reprise Records – 1966 

2. Come Fly With Me
Composed by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
From the album “Come Fly With Me”
Released by Capitol Records – 1958 

3. I’ve Got The World On A String
Composed by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
From the album “This Is Sinatra”
Released by Capitol Records – 1956 

4. Let’s Fall in Love
Words and Music by Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen – 1933
Recorded by Sinatra – 1960
Released by Bourne Co.

5. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Words and Music by Cole Porter
From the album “Songs for Swingin’ Lovers”
Released by Capitol Records – 1956 

6. Summer Wind
Composed by Henry Mayer
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer – 1965
From the album “Strangers in the Night”
Released by Reprise Records – 1966 

7. Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)
Words and Music by Bart Howard – 1954
From the album “It Might As Well Be Swing”
Released by Reprise Records – 1964

8. I’ve Got a Crush On You
Composed by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin – 1930
Originally recorded by Sinatra – 1947

9. Body and Soul
Composed by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Frank Eyton, Edward Heyman and Robert B. Sour – 1930
From the album “Frankly Sentimental”
Released by Columbia Records – 1949

10. It’s All Right With Me
Words and Music by Cole Porter
Recorded by Sinatra for the film “Can-Can” – 1960 

11. You Make Me Feel So Young
Composed by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Mack Gordon – 1946
From the album “Sinatra at the Sands”
Released by Reprise Records – 1966

12. The September Of My Years
Composed by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
From the album “September of my Years”
Released by Reprise Records – 1965 

13. Witchcraft
Composed by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh – 1957
From the album “All The Way”
Released by Capitol Records – 1961

14. Yes Sir, That’s My Baby
Composed by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn – 1925
From the album “Strangers in the Night”
Released by Reprise Records – 1966

15. Learnin’ the Blues
Written by Dolores Vicki Silvers – 1955
From the album “Sinatra-Basie: An Historical Musical First”
Released by Reprise Records – 1962

16. That’s Life
Written by Dean Kay and Kelly L. Gordon
From the album “That’s Life”
Released by Reprise records – 1966

17. Makin’ Whoopee
Composed by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
From the album “Songs for Swingin’ Lovers”
Released by Capitol Records – 1956

18. Jumpin’ at the Woodside
Written by Count Basie and Jon Hendricks
From the album “Count Basie Live At The Sands (Before Frank)”
Released by Reprise records – 1998

19. Saturday Night Is the Loneliest Night of the Week
Composed by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Released by Columbia Records – 1944

20. I’m Gonna Live ‘Til I Die
Words and music by Al Hoffman, Walter Kent and Manny Kurtz
From the B-side “Melody Of Love”
Released by Capitol Records – 1955

21. Pick Yourself Up
Composed by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields – 1936
From the album “Sinatra and Swingin’ Brass”
Released by Reprise Records – 1962

22. Wave
Words and Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim
From the album “Sinatra & Company”
Released by reprise Records – 1971 

23. Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Words and Music by Irving Berlin – 1936
From the album “Ring-a-Ding-Ding”
Released by Reprise Records – 1961

24. Teach Me Tonight
Composed by Gene De Paul
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn – 1953
From the album “L.A. Is My Lady”
Released by Warner Bros. Records – 1984

25. Take Five
Composed by Paul Desmond – 1959
Originally Performed by The Dave Brubeck Quartet

26. Just Friends
Composed by John Klenner
Lyrics by Sam M. Lewis – 1931
From the album “No One Cares”
Released by Capitol Records – 1959 

27. Lean Baby
Written by Roy Alfred and Billy May
From the album “Swing Easy”
Released by Capitol Records – 1954

28. My Funny Valentine
Words and music by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart – 1937
From the album “Songs for Young Lovers”
Released by Capitol Records – 1954

29. Airmail Special
Composed by Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman and James Mundy

30. My Way
Composed by Claude Francois and Jacques Revaux – 1967
Lyrics by Paul Anka – 1968
From the album “My Way”
Released by Reprise Records – 1969

31. New York, New York (Theme)
Composed by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
From the album “Trilogy: Past, Present and Future”
Released by Reprise Records – 1980

32. All The Way
Composed by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
From the film “The Joker is Wild” – 1957

Performance History

Marquis Theatre, New York, NY
March 25, 2010
Notes:

Come Fly Away began preview performances on March 1, 2010.

After 26 previews, the show opend on March 25, 2010 and ran for 188 performances.

Come Fly Away closed on Broadway on September 5, 2010. 

The Royal Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark
September 28, 2013
Notes:

Premiere performance
Additional performances September 29 - November 28, 2013

KGL Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark
May 21, 2016
Notes:
Additional performances on May 24, 27-28, 31.