2016 took a lot of things from us: Prince, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Alan Thicke, Florence Henderson, and here in Las Vegas, it took the Broadway show, Jersey Boys. While we were still mourning the loss, a little show opened up at Bally’s just one month later that helped ease the void in our souls. The Bronx Wanderers is, in our [obviously not that expert opinion] the best new show in Las Vegas for 2016. And the best part? It features A TON of Frankie Valli’s songs in a couple different medleys.
Founded by Bronx-born patriarch, Vinny Adinolfi [a former record producer] and his two sons, Vinny Jr, and Nicky, The Bronx Wanderers tells the stories behind the songs that have inspired the elder Adinolfi through a musical journey of high energy, just try not to sing along, hits by pop icons including Dion and The Belmonts, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Elvis, Billy Joel, The Beach Boys, Queen, and Bruno Mars.
While Vinny Sr. is clearly the leader and de-facto emcee of the show, it’s Vinny “the kid” who really shines. A true showman; he can sing, he can play a few different instruments, and his personality and showmanship just radiate from the stage. If Las Vegas is looking for the “next Wayne Newton,” this kid is it. His version of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is perfection.
The Bronx Wanderers is part oldies, part rock ‘n roll, but 100% entertaining. It’s such a great time that we’ve seen it twice in the three months it’s been running.
The Bronx Wanderers play nightly at Bally’s in the Window’s Showroom – go check it out in 2017.