Thursday, June 2

New Frank Sinatra Musical planned for next year

Ambassador Theatre Group are developing a new jukebox musical based on the life of Frank Sinatra  with plans to open it in 2018.

It  will feature songs from Sinatra’s extensive back catalogue, though creatives – including the book writer – have not yet been announced.

Announcing the news, ATG executive producer Adam Speers said writing the musical’s book would “not be easy – as we have such a wealth of material to choose from. Sinatra’s life is fascinating – from his humble beginnings in New Jersey as the only child of Italian parents, through his rise to stardom, first as a chart-topping recording artist, selling over 150 million records worldwide and then as an Oscar award-winning Hollywood film star. Then there were the Rat Pack days and his partnership with Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. And let’s not forget his personal life, which included friendships with American Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, as well as relationships with some of the most beautiful and famous women of the day.”

The musical has the full backing of Sinatra’s estate, whose record label Frank Sinatra Enterprises is co-producing the show alongside Stewart Till.

A spokesman for Frank Sinatra Enterprises said: “We’re delighted to be collaborating with Ambassador Theatre Group to produce the musical dramatisation of Mr. Sinatra’s life and art.
Frank Sinatra demonstrated a remarkable ability to appeal to every generation and continues to do so – he is timeless and his artistry continues to influence many of today’s music superstars

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