added: 17 Aug 2012 // by: VVN Music
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons have been appearing nightly on Broadway since 2005, or at least the cast of the show Jersey Boys who play the group.
Now the real Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will be taking to the Broadway stage for the first time in their career to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
The limited run begins on Friday, October 19 and ends on Saturday, October 27 at the Broadway Theatre at 1681 Broadway.
'I am honored to have been able to spend my life doing what I love to do,' said Frankie Valli, '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 scored 30 Billboard Top 40 hits, and Frankie Valli scored 9 Billboard Top 40 hits as a solo artist. In 1990 Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Born Francis Stephen Castelluccio in Newark, New Jersey, Frankie Valli began his career as a solo singer recording under the names Frank Valley and Frank Valley and the Travelers. He joined the Variatones in 1954, and they made their first records as the Four Lovers and scored their first hit in 1962 when they became the Four Seasons. Valli embarked on a successful solo recording career, starting with The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore) and (You're Gonna) Hurt Yourself in 1965. As an actor Valli had a recurring role on HBO's The Sopranos, and in 2007 Valli released his latest studio album, Romancing The '60s. Valli has never stopped performing and continues to tour internationally.
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