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Frankie Valli Heads to the Great White Way

Frankie Valli, is celebrating 50 years in the biz with a limited engagement on Broadway.

The run, which marks Valli and the Four Seasons' first Broadway concert engagement, is scheduled for Oct. 19-27 at the Broadway Theatre.

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The original Jersey Boy talked to PARADE about heading to the Great White Way, his legendary career, and more.

On the secret to his 50-year career.
“The public. They’ve been so loyal and have continued to come and see us. The fans have really grown up with us.”

On his favorite song to perform.
“I don’t really have one in particular. I like doing all of it. I’m just thrilled that for most of my life, I’ve been able to do what I love for a living.”

On his thoughts on the Broadway production, Jersey Boys.
“I love it! It’s one of the most successful shows on Broadway. I’m a part owner of it, and the success of Jersey Boys has certainly had a major impact on my life.”

On appealing to new generations.
“The amazing thing about the Four Seasons is that we have certainly covered more than one generation of music. We’ve had hits in the 70s, 80s, 90s — we’ve always had a mixture of fans.”

On being the original Jersey Boy.
“I was born in Newark, New Jersey, and I’ve lived in New Jersey for a great portion of my life. I love New Jersey. What’s better than the Jersey Shore?”

On his trademark falsetto.
“I always had a falsetto, so I never really thought that there was anything unique about it. I just thought everybody had one.”

On the singer’s he admires today.
“I really attach myself to people like Elton John, Phil Collins, Billy Joel, and Natalie Cole. I also like Lady Gaga. I have a very broad view, and I listen to most every kind of music that there is.”

On his legacy.
“I hope it’s inspirational. I want people to realize that it doesn’t matter where you come from, how you grew up, or if you got in a lot of trouble. There’s always a chance that you can really pull it together and do something with your life.”


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