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Come Fly Away - National Tour

Twyla Tharp's new dance musical featuring the music and voice of Frank Sinatra.

Anthony Burrell Loves Playing a ‘Desired Man’ in Come Fly Away

Anthony Burrell Loves Playing a ‘Desired Man’ in Come Fly Away
Anthony Burrell and Ashley Blair Fitzgerald in the national tour of 'Come Fly Away'
Each performance I let go more and more.

In Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away, which will play Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center from April 10 through April 15, a cast of top dancers shimmy, spin and leap their way through complex choreography set to Frank Sinatra classics. The performers exude confidence in their moves, but finding that same strength in their characters takes a different kind of skill. Anthony Burrell, who plays Hank, talked to Broadway.com about finding his inner “ladies man” on stage.

“Hank is fearless, smooth and sexy," Burrell said. "He’s that guy in town that every woman wants to be with and every man wants to be. He’s a ladies man. In my life, I always try to be that guy who inspires and reaches for more. In the show, Hank is someone to look up to. I strive for that every day.”

So what does it feel like to inhabit the suave Hank on stage? “It’s refreshing to play that type of character and feel like a desired man, someone who is in control. Each performance I let go more and more.”

Burrell’s castmates include Matthew Stockwell Dibble, Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, Stephen Hanna, Ramona Kelley, Meredith Miles, Marielys Molina, Ron Todorowski and Christopher Vo.

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