Monday November 10, Frankie Grande made his Rock of Ages debut as Franz.
The former Big Brother 16 contestant and “social media mogul” wowed the crowd during his return to broadway. Some of the guest on Frankie’s opening night were his former Big Brother 2014 roommates and friends. Among the opening night attendees was Frankie’s showmance/bromance partner, and best friend, Zach Rance. This marks the second reunion of Zankie in the last month. The duo reunited on Halloween for Zankieween.
Zach told Entertainment Tonight that, “When he [Frankie] came out on stage for the first time and jumped and twirled, my jaw dropped to the floor. I was speechless!” Zach continued by saying, “This is his passion, this is what he was born for… He was in his element.” Frankie told the New York Times that, “I’ve always loved Franz’s quirky lust for life and new things. Everything is new and shiny and pretty to him.”
Zach also documented the special occasion for Entertainment Tonight, which included some video footage of the duo together having fun. Of course, he wasn’t the only Big Brother 16 cast member there to support Frankie. Big Brother 16 winner Derrick Levasseur, runner-up Cody Calafiore, Bomb Squad co-founder Caleb Reynolds, and DJ Paola Shea all supported Frankie that night. They also sat with his mother, Joan Grande.
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Since Frankie’s opening performance, the Big Brother 16 contestants have stayed close to NYC. They’ve also shared some parts of their trip on social media by posting pictures and videos. Their antics are reminding Big Brother 2014 viewers why they loved or hated them.
happy #toplesstuesday A photo posted by Frankie James Grande (@frankiejgrande) on
Show is over. Headed to after party!! A photo posted by Caleb Reynolds (@bmc_bb16) on
Sexzi @frankiejgrande A photo posted by Pao Pao (@djpaolashea) on
Zach told Entertainment Tonight that he’ll be in NYC this month for a couple of weeks. He also said that he may be staying with Frankie for some of those nights. Another Big Brother 2014 duo will definitely be reuniting this month.
A video posted by codycalafiore (@codycalafiore) on
Zach and Cody have a special appearance planned in New Jersey.