Frankly SINATRA.If you
love history, an engaging story,vintage film clips
together with more than 20 of Frank's greatest hits
performed live by an exciting, Broadway-voiced performer and
storyteller, you will thoroughly enjoy Frankly SINATRA. Hundreds
of people already have.
Yisrael Lutnick is a Broadway-voiced tenor hailing
from New York. He has appeared on radio and television both
in Israel and in America. Haim Tukachinsky, musical director and pianist, is an
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Frank Sinatra, technically, never wrote any songs, but his
infectious style made him a co-author of all of them. More
than 20 songs will be performed live, starting with a song
entitled "All or Nothing at All."
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The concert is accompanied by a video presentation
that includes images, Hebrew summaries of
the stories being told, and five vintage video
clips that really bring Sinatra to life.
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Frankly SINATRA follows the life of the singer from his
youth in Hoboken, New Jersey, through the tumultuous 40s, his
great successes in the 50s and 60s, and his golden years. The
topics covered include:
Frank's character traits that helped shape his life and
How Frank Sinatra got his first breaks
Frank's extraordinary ascent to become the king of all
The Mafia connections that maybe were, and maybe
Frank's connections to Pres. Kennedy
The women in his life: his wives and other
The crash of his career and his recovery in the early
Frank's Academy Award and his greatest hits
His retirement in 1971
Frank Sinatra, the Jewish people, and Israel… Frank
Sinatra's music and movies were banned in many Arab countries.
Why so? Because he was so completely supportive of Israel. In
the show, Yisrael will share deeply moving stories about Frank
Sinatra's love and support of the Jewish people. You will hear
things that will surprise you! A highlight is the dramatic
story of how Frank helped the nascent IDF get badly needed
arms in time for the critical phases of the War of Independence.
In the style of a musical, all of these fascinating stories
and anecdotes bring Frank Sinatra to life in a way that you
may not have experienced before!
The concert is accompanied by a video presentation that
includes images of all of the people being talked about. As the
program is in English, the video presentation includes Hebrew
summaries of the stories being told, so that nobody should be
Most importantly, there are five vintage video clips that
really bring Sinatra to life. They include his
groundbreaking short film, The House I Live In, and a
documentary about his visit to Israel in 1962. Some of these clips
will make you laugh, perhaps cry if you are moved by beautiful and
touching things, and gain very human appreciation of a
But you don't have to wait for the concert to experience
Frank in video and story! We are giving away a free email
series of Sinatra performances, interviews, and stories. In
it, you will go into the recording studio with Frank, you'll meet
some of his friends, including Gene Kelly, Liza Minelli, Ella
Fitzgerald and Don Rickles. You will learn about
the kidnapping of his son, Frank Junior, and you will hear an
incredibly moving story about a critical moment at a
performance when Frank was 78 years old.
Frank Sinatra, technically, never wrote any songs. However, his
unique style and phrasing, together with his playful reworking of
lyrics, makes him a cowriter of every song he ever sang. While
Yisrael does not attempt to impersonate Sinatra, he
brings plenty of Frank's playful energy and creativity to
his performance of Frank's signature songs.
The show begins with a song entitled "All or Nothing at All."
This was the song that got Frank started. It was his first megahit
on the charts. But before it was a megahit, it was a complete
flop. That story is told in the show. Whenever Frank would perform
All or Nothing at All, he would remind his audience that "This is
the song where it all got started."
More than 20 songs are part of the concert. While they
are also familiar to so many of us, Yisrael performs them each
with a freshness and a personal interpretation that gives
them the feeling of falling in love again. Here are some of the
timeless classics in the show:
many people who came to our December performances wrote to
share how thoroughly they enjoyed the event!
"The show was lovely and very enjoyable. [My rating is] 5. It
was great to hear the old Sinatra tunes. Learned some new info
re Sinatra. Would recommend to others." Linda Y., Jerusalem
"We absolutely were enthusiastic with the Sinatra show.. What
is really working is the mixing between the historical facts and
the songs. That is learning with pleasure. So, for us, the show
deserves a 5."
Aharon L., Rehovot
"Hi Yisrael, congratulations on your show, we absolutely loved
it! Our favorite aspect was finding out Sinatra’s relation to
the Jewish world and Israel, we were really moved to see it had
been quite an important part of his life.. for us it’s 4/5, the
band was very enjoyable, it was good to see young players
playing Sinatra, in a very professional way. We loved the way
you led the show, mixing personal stories with songs. You showed
us aspects from Sinatra’s life unknown to us, and it made him
more human to us."
Shoshana G., Ra'anana
Lutnick is a Broadway style tenor hailing from New York. He
has appeared on radio and television both in Israel and in
America. Yisrael trains with veteran Broadway coach Kimberly
Vaughn, and regularly performs in New York's theater district. In
addition to his life performances, he is a writer and composer.
Yisrael created the Israel Musicals theater company in 2007, with
the production of his own work, If I Could Rewrite the World.
His stage roles include Don Quixote (Man of La Mancha), John
Adams (1776), Gus the Theater Cat (CATS), and Juan
Peron (Evita). His one-man shows, performed extensively in
Israel and in America, include The Broadway Rabbi, Frankly
SINATRA, and Rosenblatt & Gershwin.
Haim Tukachinsky, musical director and pianist, is an
award-winning musician. His theater credits include conducting
musicals such as The Sound of Music, Seussical, The Producers,
Singing in the Rain and more. In Frankly SINATRA, Haim conducts
the five piece Israel Musicals Ensemble.
"One of the reasons I loved the show as much as I did
was that (Yisrael) Lutnick wasn't impersonating Sinatra! Instead, he was
sharing his heart, his soul, his voice, his acting, his talent, and
bringing Frank Sinatra's music alive through his gift."Kimberly Vaughn (Broadway performer, producer, director and teacher).
"(Lutnick possesses) excellent singing and acting skills .. a real stage animal."Haim Noy, The Marker.
"It was quite a nostalgic evening. A number of the songs resonated
with us especially New York, New York. But you had a good repertoire, and
your speaking stage presence is quite good. The Sinatra's Life Story was
wonderful, with lots of information we didn't know."
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