Beginning Nov. 12, the celebration of the music of Frank Sinatra will begin performances at Birdland prior to an official opening Nov. 20. The limited engagement will play through Jan. 31, 2004. The cast will include Hilary Kole, Tony DeSare and Adam James under the direction of Kurt Stamm. Produced by Jack Lewin, Our Sinatra's creative team also features Richard Maltby, Jr. (production supervisor) and Jeff Nellis (lighting design). A full-length celebration of the music of the late Frank Sinatra — featuring tunes the legendary singer made famous as well as anecdotes about his life and career — Our Sinatra was originally presented at the Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room and made its official Off-Broadway debut on Dec. 19, 1999, at the Blue Angel Theatre. The show then played The Reprise Room at Dillon's on West 45th Street.
Conceived by original cast members Eric Comstock, Christopher Gines and the aforementioned Kole, some of the many tunes rendered by the show's trio of performers include "At Long Last Love," "All the Way," "Time After Time," "These Foolish Things," "Witchcraft" and "Where or When."
Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street, west of 8th Avenue. Our Sinatra plays Mondays at 6:30 PM, Tuesdays at 8 PM, Wednesdays at 2:30 PM, Thursdays at 6 PM, Saturdays at 2:30 and 5:30 PM and Sundays at 3 and 6 PM. Tickets — priced at $40 and $65 — are available by calling (212) 239-6200.