The Rascals are heading to Broadway! The 1960s soul band will have a reunion at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in April, performing their new show Once Upon a Dream, which premiered at the Capitol Theater in suburban Port Chester, NY, in December. The show will give 15 performances beginning April 15 and continuing through May 5. Opening night is April 18.
Once Upon a Dream, described as a hybrid of Broadway show and a rock-and-roll concert, is written by E Street Band member and Sopranos actor Steven Van Zandt, produced by Van Zandt and his wife, Maureen, and directed by Van Zandt and Marc Brickman.
The Rascals includes singer Eddie Brigati, drummer Dino Danelli, guitarist Gene Cornish and keyboardist Felix Cavaliere. Initially known as The Young Rascals, the band rose to fame during the mid ‘60s with hits including “Groovin’,” “People Got to Be Free,” “A Girl Like You” and “A Beautiful Morning.” Other Rascals hits include “A Ray of Hope,” “Heaven,” “You Better Run,” “Come on Up,” “How Can I Be Sure?” and “It’s Wonderful.” The group disbanded in 1972, and were reunited again for the first time in 2010 for a benefit organized by the Van Zandts.
Can’t wait until April? Click below to hear The Rascals’ 1967 hit “Groovin’!”