The musical will run at the theatre from the 23rd September until the 28th October.
The Birmingham Rep is to co-produce a brand new musical based on the life and career of the legendary singer along 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. The musical will make its stage debut in the Autumn of 2023.
Running at the Birmingham Rep from the 23rd September, the musical’s run at the theatre will coincide with the 70th Anniversary of Sinatra’s 1953 UK tour, which saw him perform in the city.
Sinatra the Musical will be brought to the stage featuring a book by two-time Tony Award-winning writer Joe DiPietro (What’s New Pussycat? and Memphis) and will be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winning Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes and The Pajama Game).
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.
Director and Choreographer Kathleen Marshall said: ‘I am beyond thrilled to return to the UK, which feels like my second home, to bring the story of the legendary Frank Sinatra to the stage at such a prestigious theatre as the Birmingham Rep. We hope to create an evening of theatre that is as stylish, sophisticated and elegant as Mr. Sinatra, with glorious music from the American Songbook.’
Casting and further creative team have yet to be announced.
To book tickets visit: https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/sinatramusical/