Friday, February 21

Giles Terera to star in new Sammy Davis Musical directed by Clarke Peters

It has just been announced Olivier Award-winner Giles Terera (Hamilton London) will play the title role in the new musical Sammy written by Oscar and Grammy Award winning composer, lyricist and playwright Leslie Bricusse. It will be directed by  Olivier Award-winning actor, singer, writer, and director, Clarke Peters

The new musical  open at theLyric Hammersmith  from 28th July- 19th September  2020   in a year which will mark what would have been Sammy Davis Jr's 95th Birthday.Tickets are now on sale

Clarke Peter's vision for this modern re-imagining of Bricusse's original musical played a short season in San Diego . It will examine the life and  legacy of the 20th Century's greatest entertainer, Sammy David Jr via the  music of Leslie Bricusse (Sammy's collaborator and friend) with elements of projection and dance, 

SAMMY celebrates Sammy Davis Jr. as a phenomenal talent, a cultural pioneer, and a complicated man. He recorded more than 60 songs written by Leslie Bricusse, including his only No.1 hit, "The Candy Man." Mike Dixon will be the musical supervisor for the musical which will feature new work by Bricusse as well as numbers from the Bricusse and Anthony Newley songbook, including; "What Kind of Fool Am I?" "Feeling Good", "Who Can I Turn To?" and "The Candy Man Can".

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