Birmingham Rep will co-produce the world premiere of SINATRA THE MUSICAL, a brand new official musical based on the life and career of the legendary icon Frank Sinatra, which will premiere at Birmingham Rep on Saturday 23 September and run until Saturday 28 October 2023.
The show’s debut in Birmingham coincides with the 70th Anniversary of Sinatra’s 1953 UK tour, which saw him perform in the city.
SINATRA THE MUSICAL is written by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro and is directed and choreographed by Olivier & three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall.
It is New Year’s Eve, 1942, and a skinny 27-year-old Italian American singer is about to step onto the stage of New York’s Paramount Theatre and give a performance that will change music history. As Frank Sinatra’s career suddenly skyrockets, he struggles with balancing the love of his wife, Nancy, against the demands and temptations of being the most popular singer in America. But when he begins a torrid affair with movie goddess Ava Gardner, his records stop selling and the press turns against him, sending his career into a tailspin. Driven by his devotion to his family, Sinatra employs his peerless artistry and dogged determination to stage the greatest comeback in showbiz history.
SINATRA THE MUSICAL is produced by Birmingham Rep with Michele Anthony, Bruce Resnikoff and Scott Landis for Universal Music Group Theatrical, and Tina Sinatra and Charles Pignone on behalf of Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE).
SINATRA THE MUSICAL is the first of a series of new projects and initiatives developed by FSE in partnership with Universal Music Group that will help introduce new audiences and fans to the timeless singer’s rich catalogue and superstar legacy.