Sammy, Bricusse Musical About Sammy Davis Jr., Gets Award — and an Extra Week

News   Sammy, Bricusse Musical About Sammy Davis Jr., Gets Award — and an Extra Week
The Edgerton Foundation's New American Play Award has been granted to The Old Globe in support of the fall world premiere of Sammy, the new musical about Sammy Davis Jr.

The $75,000 award will allow for an extension of the rehearsal period of Sammy, directed by Keith Glover. The show has book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, whose songs were famously recorded by Davis.

The musical will play the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego Sept. 19–Nov. 8. The cast and full creative team have not yet been announced.

The preview and opening night dates of Sammy have been revised since an earlier announcement and an additional week of performances has been added. Opening night, after previews from Sept. 19, will be Oct. 2. (The previously announced Sept. 17 and 18 previews have been canceled. Additional matinee preview performances have been added on Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2 PM. Opening night is Friday, October 2. The opening was previously scheduled for Sept. 26).

The show will now close on Nov. 8 rather than Nov. 1.

* Launched in 2006, the Edgerton Foundation's New American Play Awards have provided 46 productions with the financial resources to increase rehearsal time with the full production team onsite. The Globe has previously received the prestigious award in support of the world premieres of Mark V. Olsen's Cornelia, Itamar Moses' Back Back Back and Steven Drukman's In This Corner.

Tickets to Sammy are currently available by subscription only. Single tickets go on sale Aug. 23 at 10 AM and can be purchased online at, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the box office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

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