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Nick Jonas could play Frankie Valli

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Nick Jonas may be ready to walk like a man.

The Grammy Award-nominated pop music crooner is in talks to play Frankie Valli in a streaming event performance of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Jersey Boys.”

According to a Deadline report, sources say the event will be produced by “Bohemian Rhapsody”s Graham King and the original Broadway producers the Dodgers, with Valli and Bob Gaudio, the other surviving member of the original group and the songwriter of most of their big hits.

“Jersey Boys” chronicles Valli’s origins from Newark, N.J., to the top of the pop charts in the ’60s with the Four Seasons. The Broadway jukebox musical ran for 12 years and was one of the biggest juggernauts on The Great White Way. In 2014, Clint Eastwood directed and produced a film adaptation, which featured members of the original award-winning Broadway cast.

In the lead role, Jonas is expected to belt out a plethora of the group’s most famous songs, including “Walk Like A Man,” “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

Valli, born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio, went on to sing the theme song to the “Grease” soundtrack in 1978, which garnered a Grammy nomination for Album of The Year.

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