Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, the inspiration for the musical Jersey Boys, will celebrate the group’s 50th anniversary with their first-ever Broadway concert at the Broadway Theatre. The group will play seven performances from October 19 through October 27.
“I am honored to have been able to spend my life doing what I love to do,” Frankie Valli said in a statement. “I’ve performed around the world in every size theater imaginable, but it has always been my dream to play Broadway.”
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons was one of the most popular groups of the 1960s and scored 30 Billboard Top 40 hits. In 1990, the group was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. Their hit songs include “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “My Eyes Adore You,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” and “December ’63 (Oh What a Night).”
Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' rise to stardom. The musical, which opened on November 6, 2005, won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The show continues to run on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre with current stars Andy Karl, Quinn VanAntwerp, Matt Bogart and Tony winner John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli. A film adaptation of Jersey Boys is currently in the works.