The story of Frankie Valli is already a hit in New York City, selling out Broadway shows night in and night out. But come October it won’t be “Jersey Boys” making a splash in Manhattan, but instead the real deal will be hitting the stage when Valli and the Four Seasons perform at the Broadway Theater in October to celebrate the group’s 50th anniversary.
“It’s really a very exciting time,” says Valli, who will be at the Broadway Theater from October 19th through the 27th.
In some respects, Valli will be going head-to-head against himself with fans vying to either see the play or him perform live, but the Jersey-born and bred singer doesn’t seem to mind.
“The play is a total different experience than coming to see a live show,” exclaims Valli, who promises to deliver nothing but the hits during his week long run in the fall. “We’re probably going to be doing exactly what the audience wants.”
Valli loves to perform in New York City. He appeared in the Big Apple as early as 1963, but cites an experience as a child as the driving force for him to make his return to the City That Never Sleeps.
“One of the reasons I really wanted to do Broadway … when I was really just a little kid I saw Sinatra at the Paramount Theatre.
Valli’s story is making the move to the big screen, with Jon Favreau (“Made,” “Iron Man,” “Cowboys & Aliens”) directing. Casting was held last weekend, but Valli hasn’t received an update as to who will play which roles, though he will be taking a trip to Los Angeles to consult very soon.
Listen to Dan Taylor’s interview with Frankie Valli!
Tickets for 50th Anniversary celebratory shows with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at the Broadway Theater can be purchased through Telecharge.
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