QuaranTune #22: "Who Loves You" from Jersey Boys
A show tune a day keeps the quarantine blues at bay...
OK. So, technically today's #QuaranTune was a pop song long before it became a show tune, but the message of "Who Loves You" — the closing number of the musical phenomenon that is Jersey Boys — is now brought to you by 15 past and present companies of the hit tuner from around the world. Watch the video below to see 275 cast members in a virtually collaboration in support of COVID-19 relief efforts!
Written by Bob Gaudio and Judy Parker, "Who Loves You" was released by The Four Seasons in August 1975, ultimately reaching the #3 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The song debuted in the bio-musical Jersey Boys at San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse in October 2004, before transfering to the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway the following October. Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for 'Best Musical,' the Broadway production continued for over 11 years on the Great White Way, playing its final performance on January 15, 2017. The musical has also been an international success, with engagements in London's West End, Canada, Australia, The Netherlands, and South Africa, alongside runs in Las Vegas and Chicago. The current open-ended Off-Broadway run began performances at New World Stages on November 22, 2017.
When tears are in your eyes and you can't find the way, it's hard to make believe you're happy when you're gray. Baby, when you're feelin' like you'll never see the mornin' light, come to me,
Baby, you'll see.
(Frankie Valli, Jersey Boys)
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(Photo by Joan Marcus)