Real-life Four Seasons frontman Frankie Valli is set to go head-to-head with Jersey Boys, the hit stage show based on the story of his band, when he plays a string of Broadway dates this October.
With his signature falsetto tones front-and-centre, the veteran entertainer will perform seven shows at the Broadway Theatre from 19 - 27 October in celebration of the Four Seasons’ 50th anniversary. The venue is a stone’s throw from the August Wilson Theatre, where Jersey Boys is continuing its successful run.
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons recently brought their legendary harmonies to the UK as a part of the Adnams Newmarket Nights season at Newmarket Racecourse. Concertgoers were treated to a slew of hits from the band’s stellar back catalogue including Big Girls Don't Cry, Walk Like A Man, My Eyes Adored You and Bye, Bye, Baby.
Jersey Boys recounts the rags-to-riches tale of Frankie and the Seasons, one of the most influential American pop bands of all time. It features all their biggest hits including Can't Take My Eyes Off You and Oh, What a Night.
The London production of Jersey Boys opened in the West End at the Prince Edward Theatre in 2008 and won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical that year. With successful productions in America, Canada and Australia Jersey Boys has been seen by 13 million people around the world.
It’s turning out to be a big year all round for both the band and the musical: it was recently announced that a movie version of Jersey Boys was in the works with Iron Man director Jon Favreau at the helm.