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Sammy - 2020 - West End


At a young age Sammy set his sights on stardom and never looked back. From humble beginnings he shot to fame as a member of The Rat Pack and navigated the racial politics of 60s America to eventually become one of the great performers of the 20th century.

Written by Leslie Bricusse, his long-time collaborator, and directed by Clarke Peters (Five Guys Named Moe), Sammy is a celebration of the life of a friend, an entertainer and a legend.

Packed full of his iconic songs including 'The Candy Man', 'What Kind of Fool Am I?' and 'Feeling Good' performed by a live band, this untold story of talent, prejudice, love and legacy finally takes centre stage.


Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

(London, )
Lyric Square, King St, Hammersmith, Lyric W6 0QL

Sammy West End Cast


by Gil Kaan - Sep 7, 2021
Multi-awarded cabaret singer Jeff Harnar will make his Feinstein’s at Vitello’s debut with his cabaret act I KNOW THINGS NOW: JEFF HARNAR SINGS SONDHEIM September 30, 2021. With a lengthy resume as an opening act. Jeff has played some of the biggest venues, including Carnegie Hall, all over the world. Had the chance to find out what THINGS Jeff KNOWS NOW.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2021
The magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens’ timeless story, A Christmas Carol, adapted by Tony Award winner Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and originally directed and conceived by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (Matilda), will visit five U.S. cities this holiday season with two simultaneous productions.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2021
Set across three floors of a vacant office building that once was a brewery, BOLD's Artistic Director Sarah Davey-Hull has opened BOLD Elephant as a performance space for immersive promenade work and new writing and a creative hub supporting freelance theatre-makers.
by Ricky Pope - Sep 3, 2021
Tonight, in their debut show at Don’t Tell Mama, Quentin Harris and Bryce Edwards added their own names to the list of performing teams who use opposition to their advantage. They bill themselves simply as MR. HARRIS AND MR. EDWARDS. If this sounds like a throwback to vaudeville days, it’s not entirely an accident. Harris and Edwards owe much to those old-time show business acts and most of their musical material is drawn from the Great American Songbook and from jazz standards. Quentin Harris knows a great deal about jazz and plays piano in the style of Oscar Peterson and many of the other jazz greats. Bryce Harris is a charmingly off-kilter one-man band, who plays ukulele, banjo, and the world’s most cumbersome looking kazoo. His style is bombastic and more than a little Jolson-esque. Both men are young, still in school, in fact, and so their show is a little rough around the edges as they find their footing. But they have the bones of a really interesting and unique act.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2021
The North American tour of the 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE BAND’S VISIT, featuring music and lyrics by Tony and Drama Desk Award®-winner David Yazbek, will resume its national tour on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at the Durham Performing Arts Center and continue on to more than 25 cities through Summer 2022.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 2, 2021
It's two seasons done for NiCori Studios smash-hit concert series, and they are taking it out in style with shows by three of the industry's biggest names and talents.
by Gil Kaan - Sep 16, 2021
Coinciding with DREAMGIRLS 40th Anniversary, DREAMGIRLS’ original Effie Jennifer Holliday will perform her concert HERE’S TO LIFE at The Wallis October 9, 2021. Had the chance to chat with Jennifer of her current LIFE, her signature song, and her one-upping lockdown.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2021
MAC is inviting all songwriters to submit their original songs for consideration for one of MAC's two songwriting awards: the Dottie Burman Award and the John Wallowitch Award. Submitters do not need to be MAC members. There is no submission fee. MAC encourages all songwriters to submit their work for consideration.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021
The Hershey Symphony will return to The Hershey Theatre stage with its 2021-2022 season after a long intermission due to the pandemic.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021
Bill Kenwright's legendary production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers returns to the stage. The much-loved musical, which performed to sell-out houses and standing ovations on its most recent UK tour in 2019-2020, returns with gusto to Birmingham Hippodrome this November.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 13, 2021
American Stage is updating their 2021-2022 Season, with two new Mainstage shows that capture and inspire the theme, “For the Love of Theatre.” Single tickets for this new season are now on sale as well as subscriptions!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021
Spice up your days and nights with some unforgettable live performances at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts. That's right, live professional entertainment returns to the award-winning proscenium stage in Alto, NM, bringing all the beauty and fanfare back to our patrons.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021
The all-male, all-nude musical revue will feature a gorgeous and talented cast of familiar faces from the small screen and social media favorites including Louis D’Aprile, David Hernandez, Matthew Ludwinski, Chris Salvatore and Marcus Terell with Jaden Lux serving as the show’s understudy.   
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021
13-year-old Holden William Hagelberger from Sugarland, Texas has been cast in the role of “Trevor” in Trevor: The Musical, following a process which included a national virtual casting call with over 1300 submissions.
by Sally Henry Fuller - Sep 10, 2021
The Alliance Theatre’s world premiere of DARLIN' CORY has brought Sugarland frontman Kristian Bush and prolific playwright/novelist Phillip DePoy together to write this Appalachian myth a la HADESTOWN.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 10, 2021
Hedgerow Theatre Company will return to indoor performances this fall with two full-scale productions, welcoming audiences back to the theatre for their 99th season.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2021
St Helens Theatre Royal has unveiled its full Autumn season of shows, revealing a packed programme of great events running between now until Christmas. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 1, 2021
NiCori Studios & Productions will present this season's final three Music At The Mansion: PORCH PERFORMANCES on Saturday, September 4, starring Celia Berk, Saturday, September 18, starring Natalie Douglas and Saturday, September 25, starring Corinna Sowers Adler.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2021
Something About George – The George Harrison Story will close the festival on Sunday 12 September, with performances at 5pm and 8pm. Running time is 75 minutes no interval, tickets are on sale now. 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 30, 2021
To celebrate the launch of his new acoustic album, Sammy Johnson has released a full acoustic concert online via his Youtube channel below.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2021
Today, Club Fugazi Experiences and Speechless Inc. announced the addition of a new show, Speechless Live, to the late-night programming at San Francisco’s historic theater, Club Fugazi.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 26, 2021
Beach Road Weekend has announced a new all star lineup for the 3-day music festival, and is slated to be one of the best weekends for live music in the summer of 2022. The festival will feature performances by Beck, Wilco, The Avett Brothers, Lord Huron, Jason Isbell, Billy Strings and many more August 26-28th. Tickets and hotel packages go on sale Friday, July 30 at
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2021
On June 5th, 2021, Sammy Jackson took home the JUNO Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year for her sophomore EP, With You.
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 22, 2021
When Mauricio Martinez goes back to 54 with a new show, he doesn't mess around. With BACK ON 54TH STREET, the Broadway leading man arrived ready to share himself and his artistry with everyone, and when he left the stage, he left it all on the stage.
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2021
'I haven't sung in three years!' said Liza Minnelli to an adoring crowd at Feinstein's at Vitello's. The living legend stopped by the famed LA supperclub last week, where she performed on stage with Michael Feinstein himself. Watch below as she sings the Gershwin classic- 'Embraceable You.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021
The Martha's Vineyard Concert Series will welcome live music back to the island with a special free show Tuesday night, July 20th. “Sonic Revolution at the Loft” will showcase local acts including Rose Guerin, Willy Mason Band, the Phil daRosa Band, and more at the biggest nightclub on the island, the Loft in Oak Bluffs. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 20, 2021
When it comes to taking control of a room, Canadian folk-rock veteran Glen Foster is a master. And now, he's got a brand-new live album to show just that; Feelin' Alive is available now.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2021
The strip now features more venues than ever, following the 2016 openings of T-Mobile Arena and Park Theater, the 2019 renovation of the Colosseum and this fall’s opening of the Theatre at Resorts World. Learn more about all of the upcoming performances coming later this year!
by Ricky Pope - Aug 7, 2021
Billy Stritch has always embodied a suave elegance that evokes another era before tuxedos were replaced by ripped jeans and before cocktail hour was replaced by Netflix binges. His encyclopedic knowledge of The Great American Songbook is prodigious. He not only knows all the songs, he knows the history of them all. He is as stylish as the great pianists of that era: Oscar Peterson, Marion McPartland, Teddy Wilson, Art Tatum, and Dave Grusin. He is the upholder of a tradition that includes Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Doris Day, and Mel Tormé.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2021
Open to the public, this re-imagined programming in a COVID-responsible environment will bring headliners in solo performances as well as feature our Cabaret Fellows selected from across the country and Junior Fellows in singular evenings of entertainment.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2021
After shattering records with its twenty-year off-Broadway run, Naked Boys Singing! will begin its 12-week Las Vegas residency at The Jewel Box Theatre on Sept 8th, starring pop and tabloid sensation Aaron Carter!  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director BT McNicholl will welcome you home to a very special return season of truly exhilarating events at the newly renovated theatre! Won’t it be amazing to once again laugh together at the unmistakable comedy of the one-and-only JAY LENO and the always hilarious MARGARET CHO?
by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2021
Over the course of three nights, Artscape patrons will be treated to the new young talent, legends and the jazz master themselves as 50th celebrations continue with one of its annual flagship projects, the Youth Jazz Festival.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2021
Hit The Lights! Theater Co. will make their Little Island debut as part of the 'Perform in the Park' series on September 12th with their show HORSETALE. The series showcases 'art that ignites imagination and engages outdoor audiences'.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2021
New York City Children's Theater has announced its 2021-2022 season programming. Kicking off the season on September 18th is NYCCT's 25th Anniversary Storyland Cabaret, an outdoor concert touring the five boroughs and free for family audiences!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2021
Naked Boys Singing! will begin its 11-week Las Vegas residency at The Jewel Box Theatre on Sept 15th, featuring American Idol’s David Hernandez and Eating Out’s Chris Salvatore alongside a cast of familiar faces including America’s Got Talent finalist Marcus Terell, Vegas headliner Louis D’Aprile and Going Down in LA-LA Land’s Matthew Ludwinski.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2021
Penguin Project artists have a wide spectrum of needs including Down syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy and ADHD. Participation in the program enhances social skills, communication skills, and self-esteem.
by Nuria Pedret - Aug 23, 2021
En el aniversario del actor, director y coreógrafo de SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, queremos repasar su biografía, así como sus interpretaciones más emblemáticas
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 20, 2021
On Saturday, August 14th, BLACK BROADWAY MEN united in Harlem, New York to celebrate the one-year anniversary existence of the nonprofit organization.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 2, 2021
CRAZY WOKE ASIANS, the always sold out comedy show featuring the funniest Asian American comedians in Southern California is coming to San Diego for ONE NIGHT ONLY on August 18th, 2021 at Laugh Factory San Diego (Gaslamp District).
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 19, 2021
The main inspiration for Waldo and Eva-Marie to include 'Two Sleepy People' on their debut collaboration album was the composer of the song himself.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2021
Las Vegas is about to get a whole lot of full frontal fun, when the legendary New York musical revue Naked Boys Singing! begins its 12 week residency.  It was originally announced to be starring  musician and tabloid sensation Aaron Carter, however that is no longer the case. 
by Patrick Honoré - Aug 17, 2021
After a cancelled season, Bruxellons! Festival briefly decided to go ahead with what for francophones will be a delicious discovery of a show, despite production uncertainties and a lack of support from the Belgian government. How brave! We have to be thankful to them for the bold choice of presenting a British musical which, in spite of being the third longest running in London, right after Phantom and Les Miz, is totally unknown in the French-speaking world.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2021
It's 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart (Eric Morris), is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. Backed by his tried-and-true bandmates, Sammy (Patrick Hunter) and George (First Year Apprentice Nathan Hoty), Robbie is the life of the party-until his own fiancée, the red-hot siren Linda (2nd Year Apprentice Lexi Pinnata), leaves him at the altar. Julia (Melissa Cotton Hunter), a winsome catering waitress, tries to cheer him up, and it dawns on Robbie he is falling for Julia.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2021
This week, on Thursday, August 19th, at 9 pm, THE PLAYERS CLUB, a historic club founded by Edwin Booth, will present Ernie Bird: A Composer's Night. The first concert dedicated to Ernie Bird's music, and his life as a theatre composer, will include songs from the musicals he composed for.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2021
In celebration of the musicals' relaunch, Lyn Paul returns for her farewell tour in the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone, which she first made her own in London's West End. 
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2021
Filmed in front of a live audience each week, the show’s headliners will include Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, Dr. Britt Baker, Malakai Black, Andrade El Idolo, Nyla Rose, Hikaru Shida and more.
by Elizabeth James - Aug 11, 2021
The world-premiere production of BULLETPROOF BACKPACK opens at Florida Repertory Theatre today, August 11. It is an intense and important piece about school shootings and the question of 'what would you do?'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2021
Following an open call for submissions, The Shubert Organization’s Artistic Circle has announced the first five producers chosen to participate in its Core Program.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 10, 2021
Full casting has been announced for Citadel Theatre's production of Neil Simon's BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, set to open on Saturday, September 18 following previews on Wednesday, September 15 and Thursday, September 16.