FREEZE FRAME: Frankie Valli Unveils Broadway Marquee!
Back to the Article
by Walter McBride
A Broadway Concert Event (Robert Ahrens, Eva Price and Manny Kladitis) and Live Nation (Jason Stone) will present for the first time in concert on the Great White Way, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons On Broadway. After years of playing thousands of venues from San Francisco to Savannah to Sydney, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will celebrate the their 50th anniversary at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) in an all new concert production for a limited 7 performance engagement from Friday, October 19 through Saturday, October 27, 2012.
Valli himself met the press earlier today and you can check out a sneak peek from the event below. Be sure to check back later for complete coverage!
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons On Broadway will feature all of their greatest hits and Mr. Valli’s solo hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don't Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Dawn (Go Away),” “Rag Doll,” “Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye),” “Let's Hang On!” “Working My Way Back To You,” “Can't Take My Eyes Off You,” “Grease,” "My Eyes Adored You," “Who Loves You” and “December ‘63 (Oh What A Night),” along with a variety of musical surprises.
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons scored 30 Billboard Top 40 hits, and Frankie Valli scored 9 Billboard Top 40 hits as a solo artist. In 1990 Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Born Francis Stephen Castelluccio in Newark, New Jersey, Frankie Valli began his career as a solo singer recording under the names Frank Valley and Frank Valley and the Travelers. He joined the Variatones in 1954, and they made their first records as the Four Lovers and scored their first hit in 1962 when they became the Four Seasons. Valli embarked on a successful solo recording career, starting with “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore)” and “(You’re Gonna) Hurt Yourself” in 1965. As an actor Valli had a recurring role on HBO’s “The Sopranos,” and in 2007 Valli released his latest studio album, Romancing The ’60s. Valli has never stopped performing and continues to tour internationally.
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons On Broadway plays Friday, Oct 19 @ 8pm, Saturday, Oct 20 @ 8pm, Sunday, Oct 21 @ 7pm, Tuesday, Oct. 23 @ 7pm, Wednesday, Oct 24 @ 7pm, Friday, Oct. 26 @ 8pm and Saturday, Oct. 27 @ 8pm. Tickets, ranging in price from $62 - $147, can be purchased through www.telecharge.com (212-239-6200). For more information, please visit www.frankievallionbroadway.com.