Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati, Dino Danelli, and Gene Cornish, better known as the 1960s rock band The Rascals, offered a preview of their upcoming Broadway reunion concert, The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream, on Monday, April 15 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The reunion show will officially open on April 16, with a closing date set for May 5.
Featuring Rascals hits by Cavaliere and Brigati including "Good Lovin'," "Lonely Too Long," and "It's a Beautiful Morning," the concert/Broadway show hybrid will tell the story of the group through archival footage, narration, and other film segments. The show is written and codirected by E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt, with codirection, video, lighting, and stage design by Marc Brickman. Van Zandt is producing the show with his wife, Maureen Van Zandt.
Also included in the company are backing band members Mark Alexander and Mark Prentice and singers Sharon Bryant, Angela Clemmons, and Dennis Collins. Featured in filmed segments are Vinny Pastore, Alexander Neil Miller, Peter Evangelista, Ryan Boudreau, Brandon Wood, Maureen Van Zandt, Crystal Arnette, Penny Bittone, Allen Enlow, Annie Chang, Chase Longordo, Sean Martin, Isabella Cater, Gabrielle Lund Bloom, and Sofie Zamchick, who sings the song "Once Upon a Dream."
The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream made its debut at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, where it played six performances. Executive produced by Larry Magid and BASE Entertainment, the show marks the first time the band members have played together since 1970.