A little time in Las Vegas is good for all of us, I always say. It worked for Frank Sinatra, who knew to spend more time at The Sands than The Plaza. And a Sin City makeover has transformed Twyla Tharp's "Come Fly Away" from an intriguing but uneasy Broadway show into an artful, devil-may-care sensual romp that fully reveals Tharp's gifts in the creation of populist, narrative dance. This show is now a breathtaking, sexy 85 minutes that uses only Frank's recorded voice, a big live band and Tharp's dancers. In the most dazzling sequence of the night, Sinatra's voice sings "One for My Baby" as the dancer Ashley Blair Fitzgerald plays a woman in a bar flinging herself through space, fighting the hard truth of the clock and her aching head, even as Anthony Burrell tries to pick her up and carry her out of the room like a crate of broken bottles. She won't go until she has no choice. She is, after all, a Sinatra apparition of sorts, and Sinatra believed in living until you die.
Through Jan. 22 at the Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St.; $32 to $95 at 800-775-2000 and broadwayinchicago.com
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