April 25, 2010

Bob Gaudio & Joe Grano to Introduce Frankie Valli at His New Jersey Hall of Fame Induction Next Sunday!

April 25th, 2010

Rock and Roll icon Frankie Valli will be inducted into the Third Annual New Jersey Hall of Fame next Sunday, May 2, 2010 at NJPAC in Newark!

When asked about being honored, Frankie Valli, who will be introduced by songwriter and original member of The Four Seasons Bob Gaudio and JERSEY BOYS co-producer Joe Grano, said, “I am so privileged to be joining the remarkable people in the NJ Hall of Fame. It is truly an honor to be inducted.”

Additionally, as reported earlier Dominic Scaglione, Jr., who has played the role of Frankie Valli in JERSEY BOYS in Chicago, on Broadway, and in Las Vegas, will be performing at the celebration!

This year’s Hall of Fame inductees represent the wide diversity of New Jersey’s population and include jazz great Count Basie, author Judy Blume, Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, actor Danny DeVito, baseball Hall of Famer Larry Doby, American architect and designer Michael Graves, Olympic legend Carl Lewis, actor/director Jack Nicholson, suffragist Alice Paul, guitar hero Les Paul, award winning novelist Phillip Roth, popular actress Susan Sarandon, astronaut Wally Schirra and President Woodrow Wilson.

The New Jersey Hall of Fame was created to honor those Jerseyans who have made significant contributions to the state, the country and the world. With plans underway for regional exhibits in all parts of the state, a mobile museum to take to communities and school districts and Walls of Fame in key locations, the Hall of Fame seeks to present young people with powerful role models, educate people about the State’s history and be a source for learning, inspiration and hope for children.

Governor Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie are co-chairs of the event, which has become New Jersey’s version of the Academy Awards.

“Our first two induction ceremonies were filled with surprises,” said NJHOF executive director and ceremony co-producer Don Jay Smith. “Whether it was General David Petraeus presenting our Unsung Hero Award at last year’s event, or Yogi Berra introducing Buzz Aldrin in our first year, the audience has come to expect the unexpected. We can promise that this year’s event will again be an historic tribute to the pride of New Jersey.”

The star-studded event at NJPAC will be held on Sunday, May 2nd, beginning at 5:30 PM with red carpet festivities kicking off at 3:30 PM. The public is invited to come see the celebrities arrive on the red carpet. Tickets to the ceremony cost from $30.00 to $90.00 (& up)and are available at the NJPAC box office at One Center Street in Newark, on-line at www.njpac.org or by phone through 1-888-GO-NJPAC. More information about the New Jersey Hall of Fame may be found at www.NJHallofFame.org.

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  1. From one Jersey boy to another:

    Happy Birthday Frankie.

    Congratulations on your induction into the NJ Hall of Fame and the celebration of your 76th birthday today.

    Comment by Tom DeCillis — May 3, 2010 @ 12:05 pm

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