Olivia Valli, granddaughter of Frankie Valli and his first wife, Mary Delgado, will join the Off-Broadway cast of Jersey Boys May 20. Valli will portray her own grandmother in the production that transferred to Off-Broadway’s New World Stages last fall.
Valli previously appeared in the national tour of Wicked.
Jersey Boys is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, direction by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, and choreography by Sergio Trujillo. The production includes music supervision, vocal/dance arrangements, and incidental music by Ron Melrose, and orchestrations by Steve Orich.
The musical, which tells the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, opened in New York November 6, 2005, and ended its 11-year Broadway run January 15, 2017.