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News Sinatra: The Main Event to Feature Richard Shelton, Caroline O'Connor and Louise Dearman The 40th anniversary of Frank Sinatra's legendary concert return Sintra: The Main Event, which was held Oct. 13, 1974, at New York's Madison Square Garden, following a self-imposed, four-year retirement, is to be marked Oct. 10 at London's Cadogan Hall, with a one-night concert featuring Richard Shelton as Sinatra and a line-up that also includes Caroline O'Connor and Louise Dearman.

It will play in London after a summer season at Blackpool's The Globe, where it starts performances July 4 for a run through Sept. 6. It is produced by The Ministry of Entertainment Limited in association with Stageworks Worldwide Productions.

Featuring all the greatest and best-loved Sinatra classics, including "The Lady Is A Tramp," "My Funny Valentine," "Mack The Knife," "Fly Me To The Moon," "My Kinda Town," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "New York New York" and "My Way," the concert will be played by the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, with an appearance by Renato D’Aiello, the international jazz saxophonist and resident upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Barr.

Shelton has previously played Sinatra in the West End's Rat Pack Confidential and in LA with Jeff Goldblum accompanying him on piano. Now resident in LA, he recently recorded an album "An Englishman in Love in LA," in Sinatra’s favorite studio at Capitol Records in Hollywood, backed by some of the remaining Sinatra musicians. He has also appeared in the West End in Scrooge – the Musical and on tour in Mamma Mia!

O’Connor is shortly to appear in The Life of the Party at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Broadway credits include A Christmas Story – the Musical and Chicago. In the West End, she was nominated for the Olivier Award for both Best Actress in a Musical (Mack and Mabel) and Best Actress in a Play (Bombshells). Film credits include "Moulin Rouge" and "De-Lovely."

Dearman made history as the first actress to play both starring roles in Wicked - Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, and her sister Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. She has just starred as Mrs. D. in the new musical version of The Water Babies at Leicester's Curve. To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7730 4500 or visit

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