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Come Fly Away Tour Dates

   



COME FLY AWAY NATIONAL TOUR DATES
Atlanta, GA (Aug. 2-7 at the Fox Theatre)
Toronto, ON (Aug 16-28 at the Four Seasons Centre)
Detroit, MI (Sept. 13-25 a the Fisher Theatre)
Durham, NC (Sept. 27-Oct. 2 at the Durham PAC)
Grand Rapids, MI (Oct. 4-9 at Devos Hall)
St. Paul, MN (Oct. 11-16 at the Ordway)
Los Angeles, CA (Oct. 25-Nov. 6 at the Pantages Theatre)
San Diego, CA (Nov. 8-13 at the Civic Theatre)
Spokane, WA (Nov. 17-20 at the INB PAC)
Chicago, IL (Jan. 10-22, 2012, at the Bank of America Theatre)
Costa Mesa, CA (Jan. 31-Feb. 5, 2012, at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts)
Ft. Smith, AR (Feb. 13, 2012, at the Arkansas Best PAC)
Hershey, PA (Feb. 16-19, 2012, at the Hershey Theatre)
Baltimore, MD (Feb. 24-26, 2012, at the Lyric Opera House)
Providence, RI (March 2-4, 2012, at the Providence PAC)
Morgantown, WV (March 6, 2012, at the Creative Arts Center)
Lexington, KY (March 9-11, 2012, at the Opera House)
West Palm Beach, FL (March 13-18, 2012, at the Kravis Center)
Miami, FL (March 20-25, 2012, at the Adrienne Arscht Center)
Tampa, FL (March 27-April 1, 2012, at the Straz Center)
Montgomery, AL (April 3, 2012, at the Montgomery PAC)
Naples, FL (April 5-7, 2012, at the Philharmonic Center)
Houston, TX (April 10-15, 2012, at the Hobby Center)
Washington, DC (April 18-29, 2012, at the Kennedy Center)
Charlotte, NC (May 1-6, 2012, at the Blumenthal PAC)
Cleveland, OH (May 8-20, 2012, at Playhouse Square)
Hartford, CT (May 29-June 3, 2012, at the Bushnell)

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COME FLY AWAY, the new musical from visionary director/choreographer Twyla Tharp, follows four couples as they fall in and out of love during one song and dance filled evening at a swingin’ nightclub. Blending the legendary vocals of Frank Sinatra with a live on stage 19-piece big band and 15 of the world’s finest dancers, COME FLY AWAY weaves an unparalleled hit parade of classics, including “Fly Me To The Moon,” “My Way,” and “That’s Life” into a soaring musical fantasy of romance and seduction.

Charles Isherwood of The New York Times calls COME FLY AWAY, “SPECTACULAR and DAZZLING! This is a MAJOR new work, with a stage full of BRILLIANT performers. Twyla Tharp’s ELECTRIFYING celebration of the music of Frank Sinatra will sweep you up in a complete spell.” Robert Johnson of The Star-Ledger calls the show “ONE OF THE MOST ELECTRIC PRODUCTIONS EVER TO LIGHT UP A BROADWAY MARQUEE” while Michael Kuchwara of the Associated Press calls the show, “ASTONISHING -- A love letter to romance, not to mention the man and his music, with eight MARVELOUS leads and an orchestra of STERLING musicians.” And Richard Zoglin of Time Magazine states simply, “COME FLY AWAY delivers the PUREST JOLT OF PLEASURE to be found on a Broadway stage.”

The show’s score combines classic and newly discovered vocal performances from the Sinatra archives along with signature arrangements (Nelson Riddle, Billy May, Quincy Jones) as well as brand new charts for this fresh innovative musical.

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ARIES3032 says:
Jul 23, 2011 7:12 AM
Hope to see this in April in Naples, fl. Can't wait.

Leigh Ann says:
Aug 6, 2011 1:52 PM
Thank you for bringing "Come Fly Away" to Atlanta. It was amazing!

smartyjean says:
Oct 16, 2011 6:13 PM
I'm sure I saw this show in New York City 2010. The music was great! The arrangements were really really great. And I swear you could feel Mr. S in the room.

smartyjean says:
Oct 16, 2011 6:49 PM
I also wanted to mention that the Walnut Street Theatre in Philly had a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra in May of this year called "My Way". In the 1st half of the show the team of 4 sang 32 songs associated with Mr.S. The songs in the 1st half started with "Strangers in the Night" and ended with New York, New York.They were not Sinatra's arrangement. So some of the songs didn't sound just right. In the 2nd half the group sang 21 songe. Starting with Drinking Again + ended with I'll Be Seeing You" which brought me to tears. The songs were done more like jazz. Which I didn't care for. But the neatest thing was the stage floor.Carved out in the middle of the stage was Frank Sinatra's signature which would light up. The color was a light gray on a white stage floor. I tried to buy that part of the stage floor but the mgr said the producer was using the signature for something else. There were 4 singers, a jazz pianist + a guy on bass. It was different, but I like the traditional Sinatra music.

Canela says:
Oct 29, 2011 9:22 AM
I have seen this show twice in New York, once in Vegas...and hopefully I will see it
again sometime in May...Never get enough of that wonderful voice...and those
beautiful dancers....jut love love it!!!

The Films of Frank Sinatra

   

Frank Sinatra Film Series
Photo: David Sutton/Frank Sinatra Enterprises

The Films of Frank Sinatra
August 12–September 4

The films are being shown at the "Museum Of The Moving Image" in Astoria, Queens.
Screening Schedule


Presented in collaboration with The Paley Center for Media

Frank Sinatra was one of the biggest show business stars of the 20th century. In addition to his phenomenal success and influence as a recording artist, he was also a prolific star in movies and television. In August and September, Museum of the Moving Image and the Paley Center for Media will join forces to celebrate Sinatra’s legacy as a performer on the big screen and on television. From the 1940s to the 1980s, he made more than 60 films. After his early success for MGM in a number of lightweight musicals, he lobbied for the substantial dramatic role of Maggio in From Here to Eternity, and won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. He then showed his range in a surprising variety of roles—in comedies, melodramas, gangster films, action movies—revealing surprising depth and ambition as an actor. In September, The Paley Center for Media will present a number of television specials, focusing on Sinatra’s collaboration with the Count Basie Band. For more information, visit paleycenter.org.

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S V PELUZIO JR says:
Jul 2, 2011 7:26 AM
Great news.
Here you can find the list and the dates:

http://www.movingimage.us/films/2011/08/12/detail/the-films-of-frank-sinatra/paleycenter.org/

sabaue says:
Jul 2, 2011 9:20 PM
This is so exciting! I confess I haven't seen "Suddenly" so that is on the top of my list.

marydaly says:
Jul 4, 2011 12:15 PM
He was bigger than life in each of these roles and although I will gladly see him anytime, only a theater-sized screen does him justice. I am too far away to be there, but those who can, should see Frank again on the Big screen.

Rhodalee says:
Jul 30, 2011 3:45 PM
I have seen them all, never tire of them.

Frank Sinatra: Ring-A-Ding Ding! (More Reviews)

   


Frank Sinatra: Ring-A-Ding-Ding!

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The 1950’s had been good to Frank Sinatra. After years of struggling in Hollywood, he finally received his due with an Academy award-winning performance in From Here to Eternity. He had also transformed himself from teen idol to tough-guy-in-a-trench-coat with a series of string-laden albums for Capitol records. After his contract was up, and longing for creative control, he formed his own record label, Reprise records in 1960. The first release for the new company was Ring-a-ding-ding, celebrating its 50th anniversary with this new remaster.

Immediately noticeable is a toughness to these recordings that was absent from his previous work; the horns are in your face and Sinatra’s voice is grittier (there’s also less echo than on the Capitol sides – making him feel more human). Part of this transformation can be accredited to his choice of arranger – Nelson Riddle and Billy May, whom he had had previous success with, were both under contract to his old record company. Instead, Sinatra chose up and comer Johnny Mandel (who would later gain fame for penning the theme to the M*A*S*H* TV show).

The disc opens with the title cut: a drum roll, then trumpets blazing, and finally Sinatra, singing and swinging behind the beat. That’s followed by “Let’s Fall in Love,” where the singer pauses three whole seconds at the :56 mark to great effect. Next up, Sinatra digs back to his days with Tommy Dorsey for “Be Careful, It’s My Heart.” A quick comparison of the two recordings show just how far the singer had come; while the Dorsey track is all crooning and sugary sweet, this updated version has Sinatra grooving over the pulsating horns and strings. He also tackles a pair of Fred Astaire nuggets in “A Foggy Day,” and “A Fine Romance” (the former, featuring bells, sounds a lot like a Christmas song). He then revisits “The Coffee Song,” a tune he first took to the Top Ten in 1946. But, where the early version is pure novelty, the new one shows a singer completely in command of his voice. The original 12-track album is augmented by two bonus cuts, the standout being a ten minute session excerpt of “Have You Met Miss Jones?” which shows just how in control of these recordings the singer was – questioning the arrangement of a certain note. The track ends with Sinatra ultimately scrapping the song altogether. Ring-a-ding-ding is one of the finest albums Sinatra ever recorded, and well worth another look.

Review: Icon Fetch
http://www.iconfetch.com/album-and-book-reviews/current-album-reviews/361-frank-sinatra-ring-a-ding-ding-50th-anniversary-album-review.html




Sinatra’s 1961 debut for his own record label, Reprise, is the product of a man who was on top of the world, with records, films, concerts and a fraternal social life each running flat out. It wasn’t, however, the sort of artistic reinvention he created on his late ‘50s albums for Capitol, nor the middle-aged discoveries he’d make on September of My Years or with Antonio Carlos Jobim. Still, Sinatra was in the pocket, and the self-confident swagger of his performances made up for the lack of a new artistic leap. Together with arranger Johnny Mandel, Sinatra pushed hard on the swing side of these tunes, eschewing balladry, and spurring his band of West Coast musicians to some sizzling performances. Mandel gained the arranger’s slot when Sinatra’s previous partners, Nelson Riddle and Billy May, were found to be exclusively contracted to Capitol. Mandel brought both jazz and film scoring experience, along with connections to some of Los Angeles’ finest players.

The song list includes a title track written expressly for Sinatra by Cahn and Van Heusen, along with standards both new to and revisited in the Sinatra catalog. Those who enjoy Sinatra’s swing records will love the unbridled verve with which he and Mandel attacked these tunes. Concord’s 2011 reissue adds insightful liner and song note from Frank Sinatra Jr. and a ten-minute session track as a bonus. On the latter, Sinatra is spied working on Rodgers & Hart’s “Have You Met Miss Jones,” dissecting Mandel’s arrangement in the process, digging out notes that disagreed with his knowledge of the song, and eventually discarding the tune altogether. As a ballad, it wouldn’t have fit the hard-swinging album, but as a bonus track it provides a fascinating peek into Sinatra’s intense work ethic, his leadership in the studio, the response he provokes from fellow musicians, arrangers and producers, and his tremendous ear as an artist.

Review: Hyperbolium
http://www.hyperbolium.com/2011/06/18/frank-sinatra-ring-a-ding-ding/




They’re words to live by: It’s Frank’s world — we just live in it.

Only a tone-deaf knucklehead would argue the point that Sinatra still rules. And his estate, Frank Sinatra Enterprises, wants to remind any of us who might have forgotten that with a June 7 50th anniversary reissue of his first Reprise album, “Ring-A-Ding-Ding.” And it features two bonus tracks, “Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart” and a previously unreleased version of “Have You Met Miss Jones?”

Don’t think his Reprise period was his finest? We’ve got one word for ya: “Watertown.”

But we digress.

At the end of the ’50s, after a decade on Capitol, Sinatra was itching for some artistic freedom. So of course, he formed his own imprint, Reprise, where he could do whatever he wanted.

On 1961’s “Ring-A-Ding-Ding,” he employed writers like Sammy Cahn, James Van Heusen and, for arrangements, Johnny Mandel. And in new liner notes from Frank Sinatra Jr., each song — and the era itself — are bought to vivid life by his recollections. “As the new decade began, like Midas, everything Sinatra touched turned to gold,” his son writes.

True enough. For more information, visit www.sinatrafamily.com.

Review: San Francisco Examiner
http://www.sfexaminer.com/blogs/backstage-pass/2011/05/old-blue-eyes-still-commands-respect?page=0%2C0%2C0%2C1

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Jun 24, 2011 11:10 AM
My wish list just keeps growing!

Frank Sinatra Singles List

   

Frank Sinatra album covers
The SinatraFamily.com website is pleased to announce the addition of a Frank Sinatra Singles List to its online Frank Sinatra Discography. The singles list adds to the functionality of the existing album list and album cover pages, and will soon be followed by additional listings.

The Frank Sinatra Discography is now accessible four different ways:

Frank Sinatra Discography: Album Covers – Displays album covers within each of Frank's four career stages. This is a great introduction to Frank’s vast body of work.

Frank Sinatra Discography: Album List – Displays album listings with options to search, sort, and filter the albums. Researchers will appreciate the high level of functionality provided by this page.

Frank Sinatra Discography: Singles List – This function operates in much the same way as the Album List to allow users the option to search, sort, and filter Frank Sinatra's hundreds of singles.

Frank Sinatra Discography: Single Sleeves – This page highlights the beautiful picture sleeve artwork found on Frank Sinatra singles issued around the world.

The Frank Sinatra Discography will continue to grow as part of the Sinatra Family's plans to host the definitive Frank Sinatra Discography on the web.


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mikester46 says:
Jun 21, 2011 5:15 AM
Thank you for the singles material.....most appreciated!

mikester46 says:
Jun 30, 2011 10:34 AM
The singles material is wonderful!!! at the risk of sounding like a nag, anyway to include the date the single first appeared on the Billboard charts?

JeffK says:
Aug 12, 2011 1:33 PM
Not sure about his voice being "grittier." To me, that suggest a roughness which I don't think is the case. Ring-A-Ding Ding! is a terrific album in every way and finds Frank at the absolute top of his game!


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