Iconic choreographer Twyla Tharp joined artistic hands with the timeless music of Frank Sinatra and created “Come Fly Away,” a show that debuted on Broadway in March 2010. The show came to Las Vegas under the name “Sinatra: Dance With Me” in December 2010 and ran through mid-April of this year.

The show was a fantastic melding of Sinatra’s and Tharp’s celebrated works and was delightfully different from many other shows seen on the Strip. Untouchable dancing and world-class musicians graced the stage of the Encore Theater for a scant five months, far too brief a tenure to do the show justice.

Elsewhere, though, the “Come Fly Away/Dance with Me” experience continues. A national tour began in April and tickets for the Broadway show are available here. And Tharp, the innovative brain behind shows like “Movin’ Out,” and “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” continues to contribute to the dance world.

For a great story on Tharp’s career, present projects and forthcoming endeavors, head over here for an entry from the National Post. Robin Leach mourned the loss of “Sinatra: Dance with Me” in his story here, which originally ran in the Las Vegas Sun.