In April, producers unveiled "Come Fly with Me," a stage musical set to the original vocals of Frank Sinatra and scheduled to open in September at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta. Now, more details about the much-anticipated production have been revealed -- including a North American tour set for 2010.
Directed by Tony-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp, "Come Fly with Me" is being produced in a special arrangement with Frank Sinatra Enterprises and the Sinatra Family
. The show will feature original recorded masters of Sinatra's voice accompanied by a live 17-piece on-stage band. Some of the show's score comes from newly discovered vocal recordings in the Sinatra archives.
Much of the music will consist of songs from the Great American Song Book, among them: "Let's Fall in Love," "Witchcraft," "Summer Wind," "Body & Soul," "It's All Right with Me," "Take Five," "That's Life," "Nice 'n' Easy" and, of course, "My Way."
The loosely plotted musical follows four couples over the course of one night as they fall in and out of love, according to producers.
A North American tour for the show is set to kick off next summer. No cities have been finalized, according to a publicist. There are also rumors of a Broadway run.
Tharp has previously used the music of Ol' Blue Eyes in her stage production "Sinatra Suite," which has played in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, among other cities.
The world premiere engagement of "Come Fly with Me" opens Sept. 23 at the Alliance Theatre and will run through Oct. 11.
-- David Ng