December 1, 2018

Breaking News! Pre-order Now: Another Season – A Jersey Boy’s Journey with the Four Seasons and Beyond – The Memoirs of Charlie Calello by Charlie Calello and Tom Austin!

December 1st, 2018

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Exciting news to share with JERSEY BOYS BLOG readers!

Another Season, The Memoirs of Charlie Calello is a firsthand, backstage eye witness account of his experiences while writing hit music arrangements for the Four Seasons. Writing the arrangements for songs like Walk Like a Man, My Eyes Adored You, Candy Girl, Dawn, Let’s Hang On, Swearin’ To God, Ronnie, Bye Bye Baby, Stay, Big Man In Town and dozens of other Four Seasons hits gave him an unobstructed view of the talents and inner workings of the group that he is willing to share with the reader of his book.

While growing up in the Down Neck section of Newark, Charlie’s talents as an arranger was first discovered by Frankie Valli. Frankie, so impressed with Charlie’s musical abilities to write and arrange songs, play bass and sing, he recruited him to join his then group the Romans. Shortly after, Charlie again was picked to play and sing with the Four Lovers and at even a later time when Nick Massi left the Four Seasons, Charlie was picked to take his place.

Huge hit songs like Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline, The Name Game, Southern Nights, Lightnin’ Strikes and even Laura Nyro’s colossal endeavor Eli’s 13th Confession all came from Charlie’s uncanny ability to hear and understand exactly what was needed to turn a songwriter’s potent offering into a chart busting hit record. He did this time and time again and he is still doing it.

Congratulations to Charlie Calello and Tom Austin on their amazing biography! Click HERE to pre-order from ColoringBook.com.

Co-authors Tom Austin and Charlie Calello

Co-authors Tom Austin and Charlie Calello

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June 19, 2018

Happy 90th Birthday to Tommy DeVito!

June 19th, 2018

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The legendary original Four Seasons member Tommy DeVito is celebrating his 90th birthday today!

Please join us in wishing Tommy a very happy 90th today!

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December 24, 2017

A Salute to the Late Great Nick Massi (September 19, 1927-December 24, 2000)

December 24th, 2017

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Today marks 17 years since the amazingly talented bass singer, bass player, and vocal arranger of The Four Seasons, Nick Massi, passed away. To quote Frankie Valli in JERSEY BOYS, “For a Catholic, is that style or what?”

In honor of Nick, enjoy this awesome recording of “Close Your Eyes” from a 1964 concert.

Nicky, we will never forget you!

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November 23, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Jersey Boys OBC on Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, 2005! #TBT

November 23rd, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Let’s go back to 12 years ago–when it was all still ahead of us (and them, of course) when JERSEY BOYS OBC performed on the 2005 edition of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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November 17, 2017

Happy Birthday to Musical Genius Bob Gaudio!

November 17th, 2017

Please join us in wishing musical genius extraordinaire Bob Gaudio a very happy 76th birthday today! Sir, none of this joy we have experienced over the last six decades couldn’t have happened without YOU! Thank you for sharing your brilliant musical gifts with the world!

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Happy Birthday to the One & Only Rick Elice!

November 17th, 2017
Rick Elice on the red carpet at the Jersey Boys 10th anniversary celebration

Rick Elice on the red carpet at the Jersey Boys 10th anniversary celebration

Please join us in wishing the amazingly talented creative genius Rick Elice a very Happy Birthday today! Words cannot express how grateful we are to Rick–not only for sharing his glorious writing and innovations on the stage, but for his wonderful kindness, support and friendship to the JERSEY BOYS family of fans! Looking so forward to seeing his magic again soon–when the CHER musical arrives!

Happy Birthday & love to Rick on his special day!

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Rick Elice saluting the fans at the JERSEY BOYS 5th Anniversary fan party at Gallagher’s Gallagher’s Steak House

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November 16, 2017

Check Out Fab @Playbill Video with Jersey Boys Off-Broadway Four Seasons! #JerseyBoysNY

November 16th, 2017

As you all know, JERSEY BOYS is heading Off-Broadway, with performances set to begin November 22 at New World Stages. Click HERE to check out the marvelous Playbill.com video featuring Aaron De Jesus as Frankie Valli, Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito, Mark Edwards as Nick Massi, and Cory Jeacoma as Bob Gaudio.

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November 12, 2017

In Honor of the Late, Great Bob Crewe’s Birthday–A Video Photo Flashback

November 12th, 2017

Today would have been the late great songwriter and producer Bob Crewe’s 87th birthday. Let’s do a video photo flashback in honor of this musical guru’s birthday!

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November 6, 2017

Flashback Video: Jersey Boys Opened on Broadway 12 Years Ago–November 6, 2005! @JerseyBoysInfo #OhWhatARun

November 6th, 2017

Enjoy this JERSEY BOYS OBC as we think back to the magical opening night on Broadway–November 6, 2005!

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October 25, 2017

New Wall Street Journal Commercial Features ‘You’re Ready Now’ by Frankie Valli! @frankievalli

October 25th, 2017

Back in 1966, Frankie Valli released a fantastic solo recording–”You’re Ready Now,” written by Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe. Although the song missed the charts in the US, it became a surprise hit in the UK as part of the Northern soul scene when it was released in December 1970 and peaked at #11 on the chart.

Fifty-one years later, “You’re Ready Now” is rocking on a Wall Street Journal commercial!

What do you guys think of this latest Valli-inspired ad?

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October 20, 2017

#FlashbackFriday: BC/EFA Jersey Boys/Four Seasons Fan Cocktail Party–October 21, 2007!

October 20th, 2017

(Photo Credit: David Cace)

It’s hard to believe that it was TEN YEARS ago this evening when many of us came together to enjoy one of the most memorable evenings–EVER–as we attended the BC/EFA fundraiser at the Broadway Lounge at the Marriott Marquis Hotel! Tony Award winners John Lloyd Young and Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer (and the entire JB Broadway cast) joined THE FOUR SEASONS (Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio, Joe Long, and Frankie Valli!) for an evening of conversation, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres–and a fabulous silent auction!

Enjoy these fantastic photos from David Cace! In fact, if you look at the photo of Tommy & Joe, it looks like they’re doing one of their old stage routines, circa 1966!

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September 19, 2017

Sad News: Judy Parker Gaudio, Songwriter, Actress, and Wife of Bob Gaudio Has Passed Away

September 19th, 2017
Judy Parker & Bob Gaudio at BC/EFA Jersey Boys Cocktail Reception, October, 2007 (Photo Credit: BroadwayWorld.com)

Judy Parker & Bob Gaudio at BC/EFA Jersey Boys Cocktail Reception, October, 2007 (Photo Credit: BroadwayWorld.com)

It is with sadness that Jersey Boys Blog has to share the news to our readers that Judy Parker Gaudio, writer of Billboard chart-topping songs and Broadway hits, and wife of Bob Gaudio, has passed away peacefully from respiratory complications on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Among her most well-known songs are “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” and “Who Loves You,” which were recorded by ?Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Ms. Gaudio was 79 years of age.

Judy Parker was introduced to ?Bob Gaudio, a founding member of The Four Seasons, in 1973 at the Motown Studios in Los Angeles, while Bob was recording a ?Marvin Gaye/Diana Ross duet. They dated for eight years and were married on April 5, 1981. In their 45 years together, they co-wrote a number of top 5 songs for ?Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Some of those were prominently featured in the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning musical, Jersey Boys, which became the 12th longest-running musical in Broadway history.

For Ms. Parker’s full obituary, click HERE.

Our hearts and prayers go out to Bob Gaudio, Ms. Parker’s extended family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.

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September 15, 2017

#FlashbackFriday: 55 Years Ago Today–The Whole World Exploded: The Four Seasons Top the Billboard Hot 100 with SHERRY! @frankievalli

September 15th, 2017

Musical genius Bob Gaudio wrote this song in 15 minutes! Today marks the 55th anniversary: September 15, 1962 when SHERRY by The Four Seasons had their first #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart!

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August 10, 2017

Newsflash: Jersey Boys Will Be Working Its Way Back to NYC in Open-Ended, Off-Broadway Run in November!

August 10th, 2017

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Breaking news about JERSEY BOYS was ubiquitous today–with the announcement that the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical is coming back! In November, JERSEY BOYS will begin playing an open-ended run Off-Broadway, at New World Stages in Midtown Manhattan!

The production will have the same script and score as the Broadway production, but four fewer cast members, a smaller theater and lower ticket prices. The producers of the Off Broadway “Jersey Boys” will be Dodger Theatricals, which also handled the show’s Broadway and touring productions.

News on dates and cast to come soon.

For all the details, click HERE.

My Hand to God, I didn’t see this coming, did you?!

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July 4, 2017

Video Flashback: Legendary Frankie Valli (@frankievalli) & The Four Seasons Performance on #ACapitolFourth, 2014!

July 4th, 2017

Fantastic performance from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons on the 2014 edition of A Capitol Fourth on PBS!!

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Video Flashback: Jersey Boys Cast Members on #ACapitolFourth, 2009!

July 4th, 2017

A select group of Jersey Boys from casts across America, with a new orchestration by Steve Orich, perform a medley of hits from the show in a Fourth of July celebration in Washington DC in 2009. Appearing in this performance are Jarrod Spector as Frankie Valli, Josh Franklin as Bob Gaudio, Michael Ingersoll as Nick Massi and Deven May as Tommy DeVito.

Enjoy this fantastic performance!

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June 19, 2017

Happy 89th Birthday to Original Four Seasons Member Tommy DeVito!

June 19th, 2017

Please join us in wishing the one and only original Jersey Boy & founding member of The Four Seasons–Tommy DeVito a very happy 89th birthday today!

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June 11, 2017

Video Flashback, Part 3: Jersey Boys @TheTonyAwards Performance, 2006!

June 11th, 2017

This flashback never gets old, does it?! Enjoy the 2006 Tony Awards performance of the JERSEY BOYS OBC before their big Best Musical win!

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Video Flashback, Part 2: Five Different Frankie Valli’s and JB Broadway Cast Performance at 2009 @TheTonyAwards! @JerseyBoysInfo

June 11th, 2017

An evening we’ll never forget: Five different fantastic Frankie Valli’s perform a medley from JERSEY BOYS, along with the phenonmenal Broadway cast, at the 2009 Tony Awards. The five Frankies are Joseph Leo Bwarie, Rick Faugno, Courter Simmons, Dominic Scaglione, Jr., and Jarrod Spector.

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