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The Ministry of Entertainment Ltd will present Sinatra 100 at the London Palladium from 20 March to 25 April 2015.
The production will mark the 100 year anniversary since the birth of Frank Sinatra, and will take place at one of London's most iconic performance venues and one which has long been associated with the performer, since his London debut in 1950.
Richard Shelton will star as Old Blue Eyes himself, having performed the role in the West End in 'Rat Pack Confidential'. He has also performed the role in front of the Royal Family at Windsor and Prince Albert in Monaco, as well as engagements around the world.
Sinatra 100 is described as "a series of glittering star-packed concerts with a rotating bill of A-list international guest artists appearing alongside and duetting with 'Frank' himself." The schedule of performers is yet to be announced.
The production will be directed and choreographed by Nick Winston with designs by Steve Howell, special effects by Richard Kenyon, lighting design by Brian Dunn, sound design by Gary Dixon and costume design by Debbie Bennett.
Frank Sinatra was the recipient of 11 Grammy Awards and sold 150 million records worldwide. He first topped the bill at the London Palladium in 1950, supported by the famous sand dance variety act, Wilson, Keppel and Betty, and comedian Max Wall. He returned to the Palladium in 1975 for 10 shows supported by jazz legend Sarah Vaughan and Count Basie.