Great video feature w/JB natl tour Four Seasons! The JERSEY BOYS national tour company plays Winnipeg at the Centennial Concert Hall through Sunday 5/31/15.
Jersey Boys Natl Tour Plays Winnipeg Tonight through 5/31! Check Out Video on CTV! @haydenmilanes @drewseeley @KeithHinesJr @mdailey88May 26th, 2015
Fabulous Jersey Boys in Chicago Video Review with Short & Sweet Guest Critic Kevin Miller & Host Diana Martinez!May 23rd, 2015
Short & Sweet guest critic Kevin Miller of Schaumburg drew upon his unique background as a musician and a music department chair to share insights about the music in Broadway in Chicago’s with host Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago! Fabulous review!
Terrific in-depth interview with Frankie Valli and Dan Rather! Enjoy!
In Honor of David Letterman’s Final Show: Video Flashback–Jersey Boys OBC’s Fantastic 2006 Performance!May 20th, 2015
As David Letterman signs off for his last time tonight, let’s salute him with the 2006 JERSEY BOYS OBC’s amazing performance
Video Sneak Peek: Legendary @frankievalli on The Big Interview with @TheDanRather! Airs Tonight @AXSTV!May 19th, 2015
Hope you guys got to see Frankie Valli on The Big Interview tonight!
Great reviews are popping up for the JB national tour in Chicago (playing at the Chicago Palace Theatre through 5/24)! Check out sneak peeks below:
OakParkJournal.com: People of New Jersey should demand that Frankie Valli be made a Saint. Hayden Milanes as Frankie Valli is tremendous in the role, the casting should be applauded for all the characters.
This is a fabulous show and if you want to see, it you’re limited to only about a week of this event being in Chicago.
Matthew Dailey as Tommy DeVito, a catalyst and a rat, Keith Hines as Nick Massi, strong and tolerant, Drew Seeley as Bob Gaudio, gifted and smart, along with Hayden Milanes as Frankie Valli brings life and drama to this tale from Jersey.
AdayGreyBlogspot.com: People who would like this show are people who like deadpan bass players, overdramatic producers, awesome music, and short shorts. I had a lot of fun at this show. It was crazy, awesome, and I enjoyed the story of it a lot. **This review is from a 10-year-old…fascinating!
Entertainment.Suntimes.com: Fleet and darkly handsome, with a voice that uncannily channels Valli’s, and sleek dance moves (including some rubbery splits), Milanes is a terrific leading man in a marathon role that also requires the actor to grow up before your eyes and run the gamut of emotions.
Quality control on this show, with its fluid direction by Des McAnuff, and winning choreography by Sergio Trujillo, has remained exceedingly tight over over the years. The storytelling is clear, the voices are sensational, and a small but mighty orchestra, under music director Ben Hartman, is first-rate. And by the end of the show’s rousing “reunion” number, “Who Loves You?,” it’s very clear that the audience has once again embraced those Jersey Boys.
Enjoy this 1958 Royal Teens’ appearance on The Saturday Night Beechnut Show hosted by Dick Clark!
From VegasNews.com: LUCKY SEVEN! On Friday, May 8, the Las Vegas Company of Jersey Boys celebrated its seventh anniversary backstage at the Jersey Boys theatre at Paris Las Vegas.
The cast enjoyed custom designed Jersey Boys cupcakes from Sprinkles Cupcakes and shared memories from the show from the past seven years.
Congratulations to the cast, crew, and creative team of JB Las Vegas!
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has a great in-depth interview with JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas’ “Tommy DeVito,” Dan Sullivan! Check out an excerpt below.
TCG: When was the moment that you decided to become a professional theatre actor?
Daniel Sullivan: There was no moment— there is only a constant struggle for the next gig. Let’s be real here: I am lucky. Right now. But success is fleeting. This year, for example, I am performing a lead role in the Las Vegas company of Jersey Boys and my first play, Prospect High: Brooklyn, was funded by TCG and published by Roundabout. Last year, however, I had months of unemployment and no health insurance. There is no actual deciding to be a professional actor. There is, instead, only deciding to never stop trying.
I decided to try every day to become a professional actor after seeing the first national tour of Starlight Express in 1990. That show had emotive passion, beautiful melodies, a tight storyline, contemporary design, and it was all wrapped up in a slick Broadway package. While I realize there is a place for raw and simple theatrical production, it was the slick packaging of that tour that made me want to be a part of the professional community.
Growing up in Rhode Island, national tours and regional theatres were my window into the world of professional theatre. The first-class energy of tours passing through the Providence Performing Arts Center hypnotized me, and the intensity of Trinity Rep company members convinced me they were heroic. When I learned a bit more about how the profession works, and the difficulty of booking a job, the resident company at Trinity Rep became representative of the pinnacle of success. The versatility of Trinity’s long-time members (Timothy Crowe, Fred Sullivan, Jr., Anne Scurria, Bob Colonna, etc.) made them the most impressive professional actors I’ve ever seen and the ones I continue to aspire to be like.
Click HERE to read the entire interview with Dan.
Cool photo of The Four Seasons in the ’60s! Wonder when and where this was taken?
Interesting how Tommy & Frankie are wearing the same sweater, isn’t it?
JBB Exclusive with Travis Cloer (@traviscloer): Exciting News about His Christmas Recording & Only Four Days Left to Be a Backer!May 6th, 2015
As reported earlier, Travis Cloer has launched a Kickstarter campaign to produce a new, fully orchestrated Christmas album to go along with his amazing show and its classic Old School vibe! Click HERE to be a backer! Only FOUR more days to go on the campaign!
We had a blast recently catching up and chatting with Travis about his BIG Christmas recording project and we’re so excited to share his JBB Exclusive Interview!
Jersey Boys Blog: Travis, Your upcoming “Christmas at My Place” sounds amazing! Where did this idea come from?
Travis Cloer: I’ve always loved the classic holiday specials on TV that I watched as a kid. I put together my own two years ago at Cabaret Jazz here in Las Vegas & it was a huge hit! I had a great band, special guests, the whole thing. Now I want to make a new record to go along with the show.
JBB: We’ve been fortunate enough to attend your “Christmas at My Place” spectacular concerts in Vegas! Honestly, the experience is like going back into time, yet with a new fresh spin! Will your upcoming recording have that same kind of experience?
TC: Absolutely. I’m doing a handful of Christmas classics (& a couple of new tunes) & setting them to brand new arrangements. I want it to have that throwback feeling but with a new energy.
JBB: You are asking for backers on KickStarter. What’s the scoop behind Kickstarter? Read the rest of this entry »
Check out a preview of the rave review of JERSEY BOYS national tour production in Appleton in WeAreGreenBay.com:
The big musical playing this week at Appleton’s showcase hall is called “Jersey Boys.” It comes with a story with a strut of “joy-zee boyz” – a bit tough, a bit seamy, a bit cocky and a bunch foul mouthed while also lacing together a long train of Top Ten hits like colorful boxcars. That “story” part (of the subtitle of “The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons”) is what gives the show interest, gusto, vigor and, to use a showbiz word, legs.
Folks really like this show. The energy level at the end of Tuesday’s 2¾-hour performance was right up there with rushes at rock concerts or for Green Bay Packers touchdowns.
Click HERE for the full review.
Chances are, you’ll be playing this again & again! Enjoy the JERSEY BOYS new TV spot!
Enjoy this magical version of Over the Rainbow by the JERSEY BOYS second national tour!
Please join us in wishing original Jersey Boy extraordinaire Frankie Valli a Happy 81st Birthday today!
Thank you, Mr. Valli, for the wonderful joy you have given all of us with your amazing voice for so many decades!
JB national tour is playing at the Orpheum through today & critics are raving! Check out excerpts from two sensational reviews below:
StarTribune.com: That naturally dramatic saga, told bluntly with a few embellishments, helps to explain why “Jersey Boys” remains a cut above the class of jukebox theater. Oh, and there’s all that music, too. It helps that you feel at moments as if you are sitting at a Four Seasons gig in 1965. Somehow, that never gets old.
BroadwayWorld.com: This touring cast is quite awesome; the four leads are sharp and funny and sound fantastic delivering that trademark Four Seasons sounds. Hayden Milanes takes Frankie from a naive kid to a weary man at the end of his career, who never stops working on the dream. And that voice! Frankie Valli’s distinctive voice is hard to imitate, and Hayden doesn’t just do that, but brings his own smooth sound (he shares the role with alternate Miguel Jarquin-Moreland, who performs one of the two shows on Saturdays and Sundays, because no human voice should be asked to accomplish this feat twice a day!). Matthew Dailey is a lovable rogue as Tommy, imbuing the role with enough charm that we overlook Tommy’s shortcomings. Keith Hines’s Nick is the strong silent type, with a deep voice and distinctive way of clipping his words when he does speak. Drew Seeley** has a sweet voice (singing my favorite song “Cry For Me”) and innocent charm as the young Bob, who matures over the course of the show into the brains behind the group.
Fab New @JerseyBoysInfo @Broadwaycom Behind the Scenes Commercial Clip! @graham_fenton @keithhinesjrMay 1st, 2015
Pretty great way to end a week, isn’t it?! A Broadway.com behind the scenes clip of the JERSEY BOYS new commercial!
Photo Coverage: Jersey Boys Las Vegas Cast Members Participate in Four Seasons of Kindness to Benefit Three Square!May 1st, 2015
From the official JERSEY BOYS website: On April 30, 2015 members of the Las Vegas Company of JERSEY BOYS presented Three Square Food Bank with a check to fund 7,000 meals donated to the organization. In celebration of JERSEY BOYS’ Four Seasons of Kindness spring initiative and the show’s seventh anniversary on the Las Vegas Strip, the Seasons visited the Three Square facilities to present a check to Three Square Food Bank Chief Operating Officer Dan Williams on behalf of the production. The donation serves as a kickoff to a month-long food drive for Three Square taking place this May at Glazier’s Food Marketplace, in which the production has challenged the Las Vegas community to match the first 7,000 meals donated. (Photo Credit: Chris Fore)