Photo Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opening Night Reception

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Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: The One. The Only. The Original. opened on Broadway last night, October 19th and runs through Saturday, October 27, 2012. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you coverage from the opening night reception with Todd Fournier, Brian Brigham, Jeremy Kushnier, Brandon Brigham, Matt Bogart, Jarrod Spector, Landon Beard, Drew Gehling and, of course, Frankie Valli!

Presented by A Broadway Concert Event (Robert Ahrens, Eva Price and Manny Kladitis) and Live Nation (Jason Stone), Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: The One. The Only. The Original. marks the first time the group will play Broadway. After years of playing thousands of venues from San Francisco to Savannah to Sydney, Frankie Valliand the Four Seasons will celebrate the their 50th anniversary at the Broadway Theatre in an all new concert production for a limited seven performances.

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: The One. The Only. The Original. features all of their greatest hits and Mr. Valli’s solo hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don't Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Dawn (Go Away),” “Rag Doll,” “Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye),” “Let's Hang On!” “Working My Way Back To You,” “Can't Take My Eyes Off You,” “Grease,” "My Eyes Adored You," “Who Loves You” and “December ‘63 (Oh What A Night),” along with a variety of musical surprises.

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.

For more information, visit www.frankievallionbroadway.com.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opening Night Reception

Photo Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opening Night Reception
Frankie Valli

Photo Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opening Night Reception
Bob Gaudio

Photo Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opening Night Reception
Drew Gehling

Photo Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opening Night Reception
Jarrod Spector

Photo Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opening Night Reception
Bob Gaudio

Photo Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opening Night Reception
Bob Gaudio

Photo Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opening Night Reception
Frankie Valli

Photo Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opening Night Reception
Frankie Valli & Jarrod Spector

Photo Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opening Night Reception
Bob Gaudio and Drew Gehling

Photo Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opening Night Reception
'Jersey Boys' cast: Matt Bogart, Drew Gehling, Jarrod Spector and Jeremy Kushnier

Photo Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opening Night Reception
Frankie Valli with 'Jersey Boys' cast: Matt Bogart, Drew Gehling, Jarrod Spector and Jeremy Kushnier

Photo Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opening Night Reception
Matt Bogart, Frankie Valli, Jeremy Kushnier, Bob Gaudio, Jarrod Spector and Drew Gehling

Photo Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opening Night Reception
Todd Fournier, Brian Brigham, Frankie Valli, Brandon Brigham and Landon Beard

Photo Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opening Night Reception
back row: Todd Fournier, Brian Brigham, Jeremy Kushnier, Brandon Brigham front row: Matt Bogart, Frankie Valli, Jarrod Spector, Landon Beard and Drew Gehling

Photo Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opening Night Reception

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


 
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