Ol’ Blue Eyes is back, and not just in spirit, at the London Palladium, to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Frank Sinatra.
“The Palladium show will be as close as we can get to a live Frank Sinatra concert,” says Nancy Sinatra.
Award-winning producer, Karl Sydow, has got some of the best creative talents available to stage what is set to be one of the most visually stunning stage production of 2015.
A multimedia spectacular will honour Sinatra in Sinatra The Man & His Music at the London Palladium opening July 10 and marks 65 years to the day since the entertainer’s first ever performance in the UK at the Palladium back in 1950.
Sydow has handpicked his team from the best in theatre, music, technology, dance and design in order to create an unforgettable West End show.
The creative team includes multi award winner David Gilmore as director whose past accolades include Daisy Pulls It Off, The Hired Man and Grease. The stage set has been designed by Ray Winkler of Stufish Entertainment Architects (designers of impressive sets for the BRITs, NFL Super Bowl, tours for U2, The Rolling Stones, Jean-Michel Jarre and Robbie Williams).
Leo Warner from world leading video and projection design company 59 Productions, was a winner at the 2015 Tony Awards for his work on American In Paris, and will be integral in bringing Sinatra to life on stage using the state of the art technology with never-before seen footage from the Sinatra Estate.
Choreographers Glenn Wilkinson and Jacquie Biggs will create the routines for the company of 20 dancers that will accompany Sinatra on stage. Between them Wilkinson and Biggs have an unrivalled amount of experience performing in the West End, and most recently restaging Dirty Dancing across the world. Rounding off the creative team is the West End’s finest Musical Supervisor, Gareth Valentine.
Karl Sydow said: “A show of this magnitude requires the best in the business. It’s going to be a mind-blowing and unforgettable experience for the audience.”
Talking about what audiences can expect, Nancy Sinatra said: “The Palladium show will be as close as we can get to a live Frank Sinatra concert.
“Using technology, his wonderful voice, state of the art sound and all of the images, the audiences will understand the magic of the man and why he was the legend, the icon, the brilliant musician that everyone who did see him live actually remembers.”
Sinatra, The Man & His Music will run at the London Palladium from July 10-October 10.