According to Billboard.com, the popular music concert event that is The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream will return to Broadway before the year’s end. The Rascals will return for a limited three week engagement starting December 16 at the Marquis Theatre.
Director and show music producer Van Zandt shared in a statement, “When The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream sold out at the Capitol Theatre, and performances had to be added this past December, we saw very clearly that there is an enduring love for the music of The Rascals. The Rascals created music that 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.”
Original band members Felix Cavaliere (keyboard & vocals), Eddie Brigati (vocals), Dino Danelli (drums), and Gene Cornish (guitar) will rock the stage with classic hits such as “Good Lovin’,” “Lonely Too Long,” “It’s a Beautiful Morning,” “How Can I Be Sure,” and “Groovin.'” The history of the legendary group will also be displayed during the performance through archival footage, narration, and dramatic film segments viewed on LED screen technology.
The show’s creative team includes Steven Van Zandt and Marc Brickman with direction, Felix Cavaliere and Edie Brigati with music, Brickman with stage, video, and lighting design, and music production by Van Zandt.
As it is billed: ” The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream marks the first time The Rascals, America’s classic blue-eyed soul band, have played together since 1970. [It is] a hybrid of a rock ‘n’ roll concert and a Broadway show.” Fans of the band and music lovers alike will enjoy the lively and thrilling performance by one of history’s legendary rock groups.
An official announcement for the production is expected to be released in the coming weeks.