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SAMMY & ME (Wendy Dann and Eric Jordan Young)

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Sammy Davis, Jr: singer, dancer, child star, fixture of the Rat Pack… but at what cost? Broadway performer Eric Jordan Young and director Wendy Dann investigate Eric's obsession with Sammy – and his questions take audiences on a whirlwind journey through Sammy’s life and his music. But when we ask, ‘who was the man behind the perfect cool smile?’ the answers that unravel are as powerful as the new questions they raise.
Many of you know SAMMY & ME from over a decade ago. We thought our Sammy days were behind us. But now, twelve years later, we have a once-in-a-lifetime (pun intended!) opportunity to take this play with music into New York.

We find ourselves revising and restaging the play with fresh eyes. In light of the events in the United States in the last decade. And we think this play means as much to you as it does to us.

As academics and artists, we're making a significant contribution to the project, but you can help us over the finish line.

We'll celebrate by inviting all donors over $250 to a private rehearsal or recording session before a future commercial opening.

No amount is too small.

xoxo Eric and Wendy

Questions? Contact Eric or Wendy or our representative:

PS Take a look at our team, and what this show is all about:


Wendy Dann
Ithaca, NY

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