In case you missed this in the New York Times last week:
Steven Van Zandt has been trying to persuade his musical heroes the Rascals – the influential white soul group known for hits like “Good Lovin’ ” and “Groovin’ ” — to reunite since the early 1980s. . . .
Now Mr. Van Zandt, the actor, producer and longtime guitarist with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, has persuaded the Rascals to do a set of shows that will not only be the first concerts the quartet has performed together since the early ’70s, but will also tell the group’s history through archival footage, narration and dramatic film segments.
“It’s a hybrid of a live concert and a Broadway show, through a mixed-media presentation of a theatrical event,” said Mr. Van Zandt, who is producing the shows. “The four original guys will be performing, as they would in a regular concert, with a couple other elements mixed in – their own narration of their story, the history of the Rascals, done on these big screens, and then segments of actors playing them at critical points in their career.”
The show will run for three nights, from Dec. 13 through 15, at the newly reopened Capitol Theater in Port Chester, N.Y. Mr. Van Zandt has started a fund-raising campaign on the Kickstarter Web site to help underwrite the production, although he intends to finance it himself even if no donations are raised.
Can’t wait. . .