Former Jersey Boys Chicago cast member, John Michael Coppola, will be "workin' his way back" to the New York tri-state area this July with his solo concert, A JERSEY VOICE: Sinatra to Springsteen...And Everyone In Between. Featuring song selections from the 1940s through present day, the set list includes songs made popular by such artists as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and of course, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Backed by a seven-piece band, Coppola chronicles the journey of moving his family from New Jersey to Chicago to be a part of one of the biggest, worldwide hits playing today. "Since Jersey Boys relocated me to the Midwest, and my friends and family are primarily on the East Coast, I kept getting asked, 'When are you going to come back east to perform?'. That set the goal to get my concert out there sooner than later," says Coppola. "On the one year anniversary of the debut of the concert, I was thrilled to confirm my date in New York and then the New Jersey date just fell into place. This is going to be a great homecoming!"
A JERSEY VOICE debuted in 2011 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and toured at Chicago's Mayne Stage, the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, Michigan, as well as numerous fundraisers for schools and non-profit organizations throughout the Chicagoland area. Subsequent tour dates are scheduled after the east coast tour.
The summer tour dates and locations are:
Monday, July 16, 7:30PM - Bloomfield, NJ
Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield Community College
For tickets, please visit www.4thwalltheatre.org/a-jersey-voice
Friday, July 27, 8:00PM – White Plains, NY
Major Bowes Theater at Stepinac High School
For tickets, please visit http://ajerseyvoicestepinac.eventbrite.com
During his 17-year career, John Michael Coppola has appeared in some of the top regional theatres in the US and Europe in productions such as She Loves Me, 42nd Street, Flight Of The Lawnchair Man, Hot Shoe Shuffle, Forbidden Broadway and Singin' In The Rain. In addition to his time in Jersey Boys, Coppola's Chicago stage credits include the world premiere of the musical For The Boys, The Original Grease, and Annie Get Your Gun. In 2011, he received the David Award, presented by the Italian Sons & Daughters of America, given to 'an individual of Italian heritage displaying professional leadership in the field of Entertainment.'
For more information, visit www.johnmichaelcoppola.com.