Jarrod Spector, 'Jersey Boys' Star, On 'A Little Help From My Friends' At NYC's 54 Below
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Jarrod Spector doesn’t mind being typecast and, more specifically, he doesn't mind if audiences still think of him as Frankie Valli. The actor, who played Valli for a staggering 1,500 performances in Broadway’s “Jersey Boys,” says his new show grew out of a conversation he had with the legendary Four Seasons frontman.
“I asked Frankie who he listened to when he was growing up, and he mentioned a guy named Little Jimmy Scott,” Spector recalled. “I’d never heard of him, but I listened to his music and I thought, that’s where Frankie’s voice came from!”
Spector says that revelation, paired with his personal passion for rock-and-roll history, formed the basis for “A Little Help From My Friends,” which opened Oct. 27 at New York’s 54 Below and continues on Nov. 3, 10 and 17. With an eclectic set that includes Four Seasons hits as well as tunes made famous by Paul McCartney, Queen, Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars, Spector says his show traces the “legacy of the rock tenor voice,” extendi
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