'Jersey Boys' Frankie Valli aims for Broadway

Associated Press
This undated theater image released by The Hartman Group shows Frankie Valli of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons performing.  Valli, whose falsetto fuels The Four Seasons' music, on Wednesday announced plans to make his Broadway debut with seven shows at the Broadway Theatre from Oct. 19-27. Tickets go on sale Aug. 23.  (AP Photo/The Hartman Group)
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This undated theater image released by The Hartman Group shows Frankie Valli of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons performing. Valli, whose falsetto fuels The Four Seasons' music, on Wednesday announced plans to make his Broadway debut with seven shows at the Broadway Theatre from Oct. 19-27. Tickets go on sale Aug. 23. (AP Photo/The Hartman Group)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Broadway smash "Jersey Boys" is about to get some tough competition — from an original Jersey Boy.

Frankie Valli, whose falsetto fuels The Four Seasons' music, on Wednesday announced plans to make his Broadway debut with seven concerts at the Broadway Theatre from Oct. 19-27. Tickets go on sale Aug. 23.

That will put him up against "Jersey Boys," the behind-the-music musical about the doo-wop group.

The musical, which opened in 2005 at the August Wilson Theatre, tells the story of the band — Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi — and features 20 Four Seasons songs, including "Sherry," ''Big Girls Don't Cry," ''Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and "Oh, What a Night."

Valli will sing the same songs at his show.

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Online: http://www.frankievallionbroadway.com

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