'Jersey Boys" stars booked for Westport benefit
Published 3:10 pm, Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Four stars from the Broadway hit "Jersey Boys" will perform at the Westport Country Playhouse the evening of Friday, Sept. 23, in a concert to benefit St. Vincent's Hospital's emergency and trauma-care center.
The Midtown Men, all members of the original "Jersey Boys" cast, will sings hits from the 1960s in a show that will highlight a fundraising gala.
The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, followed by the concert at 8 and concluding with coffee and desserts.
"Jersey Boys" recreated the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, one of the `60s iconic pop groups, whose hits included "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man" and "Workin' My Way Back To You."
The Midtown Men have expanded their show to include popular hits such as The Turtles' "Happy Together," The Mamas and Papas' "California Dreamin'" and The Drifters' "Up on the Roof."
The group includes Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer. The four shared the stage in more than 1,000 performances of "Jersey Boys."
Ticket prices begin at $225 and proceeds benefit St. Vincent's Michael J. Daly Center for Trauma and Emergency Care in Bridgeport.
Tickets can be purchased through the Westport Country Playhouse. To buy online, visit www. westportplayhouse.org; hover on "Special Events" and click "Community Events." To purchase by phone, call 203-227-4177.