The story of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons and the hit Broadway musical they inspired.
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In 2007, on the heels our successful behind-the-scenes tome on Wicked, Melcher Media approached the producers of Jersey Boys—an autobiographical musical about the 1960s singing group the Four Seasons—about similarly translating their smash Broadway show to print. We sought to create a guide to the ins and out of the band as well as the production for fans both old and new.
As in the show, the book takes its audience through the rise and fall of the Four Seasons, from their beginnings in gritty Newark, New Jersey, to their ascent to chart-topping, world-touring best pals to their rocky breakup. Written by theater journalist David Cote in a narrative-interview style, the book delves into not only the story behind the Seasons’ hits, including “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Sherry,” “Walk Like a Man,” and “Rag Doll,” but also documents the show’s inception and success in the words of its creators and cast. Featuring personal photos, handwritten lyrics, and original costume sketches, the book takes readers on a journey from casting to rehearsals to opening night to the production’s Best Musical Tony Award.
Available at Amazon.