STAGE TUBE: The Old Globe's Press Presentation Of SAMMY
Sammy, a new musical by Oscar and Grammy-winning composer Leslie Bricusse, runs at The Old Globe Sept. 19 through Nov. 8, 2009. Old Globe Executive Producer Lou Spisto, Composer Leslie Bricusse, Director Keith Glover and Choreographer Keith Young introduce musical numbers from "Sammy," a new musical based on the life of Sammy Davis, Jr., at a rehearsal presentation.
Sammy has book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, and additional songs by Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Directed by Keith Glover with choreography by Keith Young and music supervision by Ian Fraser.
Broadway veteran Obba Babatundé stars as Sammy Davis, Jr. in the world premiere of Sammy.
The world premiere musical moves from Sammy Davis, Jr.'s days as a child working in vaudeville through his time with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin as a member of the Rat Pack. Featuring the classic tunes that helped to make Davis an icon - "The Candy Man," "Mr. Bojangles" and "What Kind of Fool Am I" - Sammy traces the highs and lows of the ultimate triple-threat singer, actor and dancer. Davis became one of the greatest performers of his generation, paving new ground while struggling with issues of identity, race and a turbulent personal life.
Opening night is Oct. 2 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets to Sammy are currently available by subscription only. Single tickets go on sale Aug. 23 at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office.