Hard to believe but Frank Sinatra would’ve been 100 years old on Dec. 15. He seems in memory if not always the youthful Frankie of bobby-soxers’ fantasies then at least the crooner in mid-life, hanging out on the Vegas strip with Dino and the rest of the Rat Pack – hat firmly in place, a coat thrown over one shoulder and a twinkle in his eye.
“Centennial Sinatra,” starring Steve Lippia at Westchester Broadway Theatre March 24, is a celebration of the life and music of the 20th century’s most remarkable singer of the Great American Songbook. Steve, who grew up in Southington, Conn., takes us on a musical journey from Sinatra’s earliest days with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey to his historic collaborations with the great arrangers like Billy May, Nelson Riddle and Don Costa, to his work with The Count Basie Orchestra and his epic concert at Madison Square Garden .
Lippia has performed at the Rio Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City and at the Birdland Jazz Club in Manhattan, where he was backed by the Nelson Riddle and Woody Herman orchestras. His television appearances include “Extra,” Fox’s “Good Day New York” and CNN’s “Showbiz Today.”
Performances are at 1 p.m., with lunch at 11:15 a.m. and 8 p.m. with dinner at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $80 plus tax for the evening show, $64 plus tax for the matinee.
The theater is at 1 Broadway Plaza.
For more, call 914-592-2222 or visit broadwaytheatre.com.—Georgette Gouveia