Come Fly Away

Come Fly Away
World premiere date
Premiere location place
New York, NY
Dance sections

ACT I
“Moonlight Becomes You"...Marty & Betsy
“Come Fly With Me”...Company
“I’ve Got the World on a String”...Company
“Let’s Fall in Love”...Marty and Betsy
“I’ve Got You Under My Skin”...Vico & Company
“Summer Wind”...Hank and Kate
“Fly Me to the Moon”...Hank, Kate & Ensemble Men
“I’ve Got A Crush On You”... Sid and Babe
“Body and Soul”...Chanos, Sid, Babe & Ensemble
“It’s Alright With Me”...Company
“You Make Me Feel So Young”...Marty & Betsy
“September of My Years”...Sid
“Witchcraft”…Sid, Babe & Ensemble Men
“Yes Sir, That’s My Baby”...Chanos and Slim
“Learnin’ the Blues”…Hank, Kate, Slim & Ensemble Women
“That’s Life”… Hank & Kate
“Nice ‘n’ Easy”… Marty, Betsy, Vico & Ensemble Women
“Makin’Whoopee”…Marty, Betsy, Slim & Ensemble
“Jumpin’ at the Woodside”…Company

ACT II
“Saturday Night Is the Loneliest Night”…Company
“I’m Gonna Live ‘Til I Die”…Sid, Chanos, Hank, Marty & Company
“Pick Yourself Up”…Marty, Betsy, Chanos & Slim
“Wave”…Chanos & Slim
“Let’s Face The Music and Dance”…Hank, Kate & Ensemble
“Teach Me Tonight…Sid & Babe
“Take Five”…Sid, Babe, Marty, Betsy & Ensemble
“Just Friends”…Hank & Kate
“Lean Baby…Kate & Ensemble Men
“Makin’Whoopee” (reprise)…Kate, Chanos, Slim, Marty, Betsy & Ensemble
“My Funny Valentine”…Marty & Betsy
“Airmail Special”…Vico & Sid
“My Way”…Company
“New York, New York”…Company
“All the Way”…Company

Principals

In Order of Appearance:

Betsy.......Laura Mead
   Alternate - Ashley Tuttle

Marty.......Charlie Neshyba-Hodges
   Alternate - Jeremy Cox

Vico.........Alexander Brady

Sid...........John Selya
   Alternate - Cody Green

Kate.........Karine Plantadit
   Alternate - Marielys Molina

Slim.........Rika Okamoto
   Alternate - Kristine Bendul

Hank.......Keith Roberts
   Alternate - Joel Prouty

Chanos...Matthew Stockwell Dibble
   Alternate - Ron Todorowski

Babe.......Holley Farmer
   Alternate - Laurie Kanyok

Ensemble

Todd Burnsed
Carolyn Doherty
Heather Hamilton
Meredith Miles
Eric Michael Otto
Justin Peck

Total number of dancers
15
Runtime
00:01:25
Other program information

Sound Design:  Peter McBoyle
Original Music Supervisor:  Sam Lutfiyya
Music Supervisor and Coordinator:  Patrick Vaccariello
Conductor/Pianist:  Russ Kassoff
Creative Consultant: Charles Pignone
Casting: Stuart Howard, Amy Schecter, Paul Hardt
Press Representatives: The Hartman Group, Ellen Jacobs Associates
Production Executive: Randall A. Buck
Production Stage Manager: Rick Steiger
Technical Supervisor: David Benken
Resident Director:  Kim Craven
Dance Captain:  Alexander Brady
Assistant Dance Captain:  Colin Bradbury

 

The Come Fly Away Band
Conductor/Piano: Russ Kassoff

Percussion/Vocalists: Hilary Gardner, Rosena Hill
Reed I: Jerry Dodgion
Reed II: Jimmy Cozier
Reed III: P.J. Perry
Reed IV: Dave Noland
Reed V: Frank Basile
Trumpet I: Dave Stahl
Trumpet II: Earl Gardner
Trumpet III: Larry Moses
Trumpet IV: Richie Vitale
Trombone I: John Mosca
Trombone II: Mark Miller
Trombone III: Clarence Banks
Trombone IV: Jeff Nelson
Bass: Jay Anderson
Guitar: James Chirillo
Drums: Warren Odze

Awards

Tony Awards
Nominated:
   Best Choreography: Twyla Tharp
   Best performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical: Karine Plantadit

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.

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

Original cast members in promotional footage excerpts.

Full 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

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