Tickets on sale Aug. 23 for world premiere of Sammy


Single tickets for The Old Globe’s world premiere of Sammy go on sale at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23.

The new musical is based on the life of Sammy Davis, Jr. with book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, and additional songs by Bricusse and Anthony Newley.

Directed by Keith Glover with choreography by Keith Young and music supervision by Ian Fraser, Sammy will run in the Old Globe Theatre from Sept. 19 to Nov. 8. Previews run from Sept. 19 to Oct. 1.

Opening night is at 8 p.m. Oct. 2. Tickets to Sammy may be purchased online at

, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office.

Sammy moves from Sammy Davis, Jr.’s beginnings in vaudeville through the Rat Pack years with Frank Sinatra to ultimate recognition of his lifetime contribution to American culture.

Featuring the classic tunes that helped to make Davis an icon – “The Candy Man,” “Mr. Bojangles” and “What Kind of Fool Am I” – Sammy traces the highs and lows of the ultimate triple-threat singer, actor and dancer.

Broadway veteran Obba Babatunde headlines as Sammy Davis, Jr. The cast also features Heather Ayers (May Britt/Ensemble), Ann Duquesnay (Rosa Davis), Mary Ann Hermansen (Kim Novak/Ensemble), Adam James (Frank Sinatra), Troy Britton Johnson (Dean Martin/Cohn/Jennings/Ensemble), Ted Louis Levy (Sammy Davis, Sr.), Keewa Nurullah (Lola Folana/Ensemble), Victoria Platt (Altovise Gore/Ensemble), Lance Roberts (Will Mastin), Alonzo Saunders (Murphy/Ensemble/understudy Sammy), Sarrah Strimel (Luella/Hedda/Ensemble) with Jenelle Engleson, Stephanie Girard, Lauren Haughton, Perry Ojeda and Anise Ritchie (Ensemble).

The Sammy creative team also includes Alexander Dodge (Scenic Design), Fabio Toblini (Costume Design), Chris Lee (Lighting Design), John H. Shivers (Sound Design), David Patridge (Sound Design), Ned Ginsburg (Orchestrator), Rahn Coleman (Music Director/Conductor), Dominique Kelley(Assistant Choreographer), Tara Rubin Casting (Casting) and David Sugarman (Stage Manager).

Ticket prices range from $54 to $89.


The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. Valet parking is also available ($10). For additional parking information visit


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