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The Rascals, who were best known for their 1960s blue-eyed soul sound, reunited late last year and must have had such a good time that they’ve decided to take the act on Broadway.
According to The New York Times, the group performed in December at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY in a show titled Once Upon a Dream. They performed a string of their hits, including “Groovin’,” “Good Lovin’” and “People Got To Be Free.” They also included video segments and brought actors onstage to re-enact key moments in their career. It was the first time they’d performed publicly in four decades.
The Associated Press reports that the show will only run for 15 performances, starting on April 15 at the Richards Rodgers Theater. Their last show will be on May 5.
Steven Van Zandt, a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, is producing. In a statement, Van Zandt said that the Rascals’ music “inspired a generation - and that feeling has lived on through their original fans and the legions of new fans that have discovered their music over the years.”
The group includes Eddie Brigati (vocals), Felix Cavaliere (keyboards), Dino Danelli (drums) and Gene Cornish (guitars). They scored several hits between 1966 and 1968 and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 1997. They did perform at the ceremony and again at a 2010 private fundraiser.
Tickets will be available starting Friday.