Frank Sinatra musical about singer’s life and career to open in UK
A new musical about the life and career of legendary singer and performer Frank Sinatra will open in the UK city of Birmingham later this year.
‘Sinatra The Musical’ will debut at the Birmingham Rep on September 23, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the singer’s ‘Come Fly with Me’ and ‘New York, New York’ UK tours, during which he performed in the city.
The story begins on New Year’s Eve 1942, when Sinatra, then 27, took the stage at New York’s Paramount Theater with a performance that propelled him to success.
As he becomes a huge music star, “he struggles to balance the love of his wife, Nancy, against the demands and temptations of being America’s most popular singer,” the band said. producers in a statement about the show’s plot.
The musical will look at the impact of his affair with actress Ava Gardner on his career and how he engineered “the biggest comeback in showbiz history.”
“I’m very proud of our new musical production and I’m especially thrilled that, for the first time, we’ll be giving you a perspective on my father that you’ve never seen before,” Sinatra’s daughter Tina Sinatra said. . , in a report.
Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, known for “What’s New Pussycat?” and “Memphis,” the book wrote.
“Growing up, there were two pictures hanging in my grandmother’s kitchen – The Pope and Frank Sinatra. So sitting with Tina Sinatra and hearing stories of her father that no one else knows, and then being able bring those stories to the stage – well, I think that will make for an unexpected and exciting new musical,” DiPietro said.
“We’re going to show you how the man became the legend and how the legend was – in the end – just a man.”
Sinatra, whose instantly recognizable voice won him fans around the world with classics like “My Way” and “Strangers in the Night,” died in 1998.
“Sinatra The Musical,” directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall, will run until October 28.