Broadway in Chicago Musical 'Come Fly Away'

January 10, 2012 2:49:46 PM PST
Broadway in Chicago brings Come Fly Away to the Bank of America Theatre beginning today.

The limited 2-week engagement is a new Broadway musical that brings together the legendary music of Frank Sinatra and the creative vision of Tony Award winning choreographer Twyla Tharp. Audience members will get the one-of-a kind experience that combines the seductive vocals of "Ol Blue Eyes" with the sound of a live, on-stage big band and thrilling dance numbers. In our studio today is Mallauri Esquibel, who plays Betsy; and Ron Todorowski, who plays Marty. The couple meets and falls in love in the show. They will dance to "You Make Me Feel So Young".

CAST BIOS:

MALLAURI ESQUIBEL (Betsy) "House," "Bones, "DWTS," "SYTYCD," "VH1 Divas," Fame, High School Musical 3, Princess and the Frog. Odyssey Dance Theatre, 2008 Olympics, Ar Rahman Jai Ho World Tour, Wonderland. Worked with such artists as Joss Stone, Jordin Sparks and Florence and the Machine.

RON TODOROWSKI (Resident Director, Marty/Chanos) Broadway: Come Fly Away, Wicked, Guys and Dolls (Brandy Bottle Bates), The Times They Are A-Changin' (Lil Beau), Movin' Out (Eddie, also London's West End & First National - Helen Hayes Award), Footloose. Off Broadway: The Wild Party (Kegs). Member of Complexions, Cedar Lake, Parsons and Mia Michaels dance companies. Assistant Choreographer for Seven Brides?at the Lyric Theater, OK, as well as Celine Dion's A New Day in Las Vegas

THE NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL BY TONY AWARD®-WINNER TWYLA THARP WITH VOCALS BY FRANK SINATRA

COME FLY AWAY IS FLYING INTO CHICAGO'S BANK OF AMERICA THEATRE TWO WEEKS ONLY JAN. 10 ? 22, 2012

COME FLY AWAY is a new Broadway musical that brings together the legendary music of FRANK SINATRA and the creative vision of Tony Award®- winner TWYLA THARP (Movin' Out). Individual tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at 10 a.m.

This one-of-a-kind experience combines the seductive vocals of "Ol' Blue Eyes" with the sizzling sound of a live on stage big band and the visceral thrill of Tharp's choreography. As 14 of the world's best dancers tell the story of four couples falling in and out of love, the audience will experience the exhilaration of a first kiss, the excitement of a first dance and the bittersweet moments of a first good-bye in a world of sparkling romance and astonishing beauty. COME FLY AWAY features a score of beloved Sinatra classics including "Fly Me to the Moon," "My Way," "New York, New York" and "Witchcraft."

The New York Times raves, "SPECTACULAR and DAZZLING! TWYLA THARP's ELECTRIFYING celebration of the music of FRANK SINATRA will sweep you up in a complete spell." The Associated Press calls COME FLY AWAY, "ASTONISHING ? A love letter to romance, not to mention the man and his music, with eight MARVELOUS leads and an orchestra of STERLING musicians." The Los Angeles Times recently raved "No choreographer alive knows more about getting pop songs on their feet than Twyla Tharp ? and just about everything she knows is on view in Come Fly Away?.Her 14 dancers define that style with spectacular authority."

COME FLY AWAY at the Bank of America Theatre Page 2 of 2 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE The performance schedule for COME FLY AWAY is as follows: Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday Jan. 15 at 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. Please note: Individual ticket prices and performance schedule are subject to change. Individual tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at 10 a.m. and range from $32-$95. A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Kiosk at Water Tower Place (845 N. Michigan Ave.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations (including Hot Tix and select Carson Pirie Scott, Coconuts and fye stores), and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com. Groups of 15 or more may receive a discount on most shows by calling (312) 977-1710. Gift certificates, which can be redeemed for any production or for season ticket packages, can be obtained at Broadway In Chicago box offices, www.BroadwayInChicago.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 775-2000. Please note: Ticket prices and performance schedule are subject to change. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com or www.comeflyaway.com.


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