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Sinatra The Musical in the Works With Joe DiPietro and Kathleen Marshall

A new musical about the iconic American singer is currently in development.

Joe DiPietro and Kathleen Marshall, who collaborated on the 2015 Broadway play Living on Love, will team up for Sinatra The Musical.
(© David Gordon)

Universal Music Group Theatrical, in association with Tina Sinatra and Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE), has announced plans to develop Sinatra The Musical, a new musical based on the life and career of the legendary artist Frank Sinatra.

Attached to the project as book writer is two-time Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Diana), with direction and choreography by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes).

The story is described as follows: "It is New Year's Eve, 1942, and a skinny 27-year-old Italian-American singer is about to step onto the stage of New York's Paramount Theatre and give a performance that will change music history. As Frank Sinatra's career suddenly skyrockets, he struggles with balancing the love of his wife, Nancy, against the demands and temptations of being the most popular singer in America. But when he begins a torrid affair with movie goddess Ava Gardner, his records stop selling and the press turns against him, sending his career into a tailspin. Driven by his devotion to his family, Sinatra employs his peerless artistry and dogged determination to stage the greatest comeback in show business history."