The premiere of the musical will take place in September

A new musical about the life and career of legendary singer and performer Frank Sinatra will open in Birmingham, UK later this year.

“Sinatra The Musical” will debut in Birmingham on September 23, marking the 70th anniversary of the “Come Fly with Me” and “New York, New York” singer’s visit to the UK, during which he performed in the city.

The story begins on New Year’s Eve 1942, when the then 27-year-old Sinatra appeared on stage at the Paramount Theater in New York with a performance that would catapult him to success.

As he becomes a huge music star, “he struggles to balance the love of his wife Nancy against the demands and temptations of being the most popular singer in America,” producers said in a statement about the show’s storyline.

The musical examines the impact his relationship with actress Ava Gardner had on his career and how he staged “the biggest comeback in show business history.”

Sinatra’s daughter, Tina Sinatra, said: “I am very proud of our new musical production and I am very excited that we will give you for the first time a view of my father that you have never seen before.” , in a statement.

Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, “What’s New Pussycat?” famous for his film. and wrote the book Memphis.

“Growing up, my grandmother had two pictures hanging in her kitchen — the Pope and Frank Sinatra. So to sit down with Tina Sinatra and hear stories about her father that no one else knows, and then put those stories on. I think the stage would make for an unexpected and exciting new musical.” , – said DiPietro.

“We’re going to show you how this man became a legend, and how a legend became — at the end of the day — just a man.”

Sinatra’s voice was instantly recognizable and he won fans around the world with such classics as “My Way” and “Strangers in the Night.” He died in 1998.

With Olivier and Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall at the helm, Sinatra The Musical runs through Oct. 28.

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