Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Broadway: Frankie Valli, Four Seasons Will Compete with Jersey Boys for One Week


“Jersey Boys.” the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, is still a big big hit on Broadway. But come October 19th, the fake Jersey Boys played by actors will have to compete with the real thing. Frankie and his current crop of Four Seasons are going to do a run of shows at the Broadway Theater to commemorate their 50th anniversary. Valli never had a great deal with the “Jersey Boys” producers, but he’s kept going, and capitalizing on the musical’s popularity. It will be great, though, to hear his unique falsetto on “Walk Like a Man,” “Sherry,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes off of You.” Tickets go on sale August 23rd for the seven performances. This is a big 50th anniversary period–Barbra Streisand is celebrating hers at the Barclay Center at the same time while the Rolling Stones are trying not to miss theirs.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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