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Jersey Boy Frankie Valli, the Four Seasons headed to Broadway

August 16, 2012|By David Ng
  • Frankie Valli at his home in Calabasas in 2008.
Frankie Valli at his home in Calabasas in 2008. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles…)

The original Jersey Boy is coming to Broadway. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons are set for a weeklong engagement at the Broadway Theatre in New York, from Oct. 19 to 27, in celebration of group's 50th anniversary.

Valli is to perform many of his signature songs, including "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man" and "Rag Doll." He no longer performs with the original Four Seasons members but with a new group of backup singers under the same name.

The original group's first album was released in 1962.

The ascent of the Four Seasons is chronicled in the hit jukebox musical "Jersey Boys," which has been playing at the August Wilson Theatre in New York since 2005. The musical debuted at the La Jolla Playhouse and has toured internationally. It is also playing in Las Vegas at the Paris Las Vegas.

A movie version of the show is in the works, with Jon Favreau set to direct. 


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