Fly Me To The Moon! Because a brand new musical based on the life of the one-and-only Frank Sinatra will debut at the Birmingham Rep later this year. Sinatra The Musical will premiere at Birmingham Rep on September 23 and run until October 28. The show will coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the legendary artist’s 1953 UK tour, which saw him perform in Birmingham too.
Sinatra The Musical begins on New Year’s Eve, 1942, as a 27-year-old Italian American singer steps onto the stage of New York’s Paramount Theatre and gives a performance that will change music history. As Frank Sinatra’s career suddenly skyrockets, he struggles with balancing the love of his wife against the demands and temptations of being the most popular singer in America. Most of all, it tells the story of a man that always did things ‘My Way’.
Sinatra The Musical is brought to the stage by a world class creative team. This includes two-time Tony Award-winning writer Joe DiPietro (What’s New Pussycat? and Memphis) and Olivier Award-winning and three-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer, Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes and The Pajama Game).
“Growing up, there were two pictures hanging in my grandmother’s kitchen — The Pope and Frank Sinatra,” said Joe DiPietro. “So to sit down with Tina Sinatra and hear stories of her father which no one else knows, and then to be able to put those stories on stage – well I think it’ll make for an unexpected and thrilling new musical.”
“We’ll be showing you how the man became the legend and how the legend was — at the end of the day — just a man. And I couldn’t be more excited that our world premiere is at Birmingham Rep, where I had such a phenomenal time working on What’s New, Pussycat?”
With performances of smash hits like That’s Life and Come Fly With Me, fans of Ol’ Blue Eyes can expect that is as stylish, sophisticated and elegant as Sinatra himself. Tickets cost £15 and can be purchased here.