birmingham representative Will co-produce “Sinatra The Musical,” the first official musical based on his life and career Frank Sinatraand Michelle Anthony, Bruce Resnikoff and Scott Landis for Universal Music Group Dramaand from Sinatra and Charles Pignone represent Frank Sinatra Enterprises.
The team behind the musical includes two-time Tony Award-winning writer Jody Pietro (“What’s New Pussycat?”) and Olivier Award-winning director and three-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer, Katherine Marshall (“anything goes”).
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The musical begins on New Year’s Eve, 1942, when a lean, 27-year-old Italian-American singer is about to take to the stage at New York’s Paramount Theater for a performance that will change musical history. Frank Sinatra’s career soars as he struggles to balance the love of his wife Nancy with the demands and temptations of becoming America’s favorite singer. But when he began a romance with film goddess Ava Gardner, his records stopped selling and the media turned against him, throwing his career into turmoil. Out of love for his family, Sinatra staged the greatest comeback in show business history.
“Sinatra The Musical” will premiere at Rep, Birmingham, UK on September 23rd and will run until October 28th. The show’s debut in Birmingham coincides with the 70day The anniversary of Sinatra’s 1953 UK tour, when he performed in the city.
ITV Studios A substantial sale has been revealed to a consortium of five major Nordic public broadcasters: SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway, YLE in Finland, DR in Denmark and ROV in Iceland.The consortium has acquired the modern relationship drama “The Witcher: Origins of Blood,” starring Harry Lauty (“Industry”), Jessica Bardem (“To the End of the Fucking World”) and Sophia Brown (“The Witcher: Origins”). You and Me, produced by The Happy Prince, is directed by BAFTA winner Tom Vaughan (“Dr. Foster”) and is executive produced by Russell Davis (“It’s a sin”).
The consortium has also acquired World Productions’ drama Fifteen Loves, set in the elite world of Grand Slam tennis, starring Aiden Turner and Ella Lily Hyland and starring Hania Elkington (” The Innocents) and directed by Eva Riley (“Perfect Ten”) and Toby MacDonald (“Ragdoll”).
The deal also includes BAFTA-nominated World Productions medical thriller series “Medical Malpractice” Philippe Ballantini (“Boiling Point”), by former NHS doctor Grace Ofori-Attah. “Nolly,” from Davis’ play, starring Helena Bonham-Carter Quay Street Productions, produced by Nicola Shindler, has also been acquired.
Other shows include World Productions’ true crime drama “Finding Raoul Moat,” starring Lee Ingleby and written by “Annie” writer Kevin Sampson, and “Tom Jones” Henry Faye, a miniseries co-produced by Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece Aldin’s classic novel.From Jeff Pope’s ITV Studios label, two TV series based on true stories, “The Walk-In”, starring stephen grahamand “Four Lives,” about the families of four young gay men who were killed by killers, starring stephen merchantAlso part of the deal.
British STV studio (Channel 4’s “Screw” gets TV rights Natalie Symonds‘ Debut thriller Good Girls Die Last, Emily Hayward Whitlock from The Artists Partnership with Amanda Preston, LBA Literary Agency.
This novel will be written by title In June, is a comedic feminist thriller that tells the story of Em, who is in a race against time to escape a gridlocked London on the day of a record-breaking heatwave while serial killers prowl the streets.
“Good Girls Die Last” will be developed by Claire Armspach, Head of Drama Development at STV Studios, and Sarah Brown, Creative Director of Drama.
Kate FitzsimmonsGet a new five-year contract channel 5 Earlier this year, will resign as editor 5 news later this year. FitzSimons has been editor since February 2018, making him one of the program’s longest-serving editors. She has been with 5 News for the past nine years and began her career as a news assistant after ITN launched the show in 1997. She oversaw the relaunch and expansion of 5 News into an hour-long announcement November 2021. 2022 is the program’s most awarded year ever, with the team winning two Medical Journalism Association Awards and one Editors’ Association Award.
Netflix Released the trailer for ‘Caught Out’, a feature documentary exposing the match-fixing scandal that rocked the international cricketing world. The film looks at the trajectory of cricket in India and examines how the cricket fraternity is fighting back from the scandal. It is directed by Supriya Sobti Gupta and produced by Megha Mathur for Passion Pictures in association with MOW Productions.
“Caught Out” airs March 17. Watch the trailer here:
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