July 30, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Frankie Valli in a Groovy Floral Suit, circa 1970s! @frankievalli #TBT

July 30th, 2015

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Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons were definitely fashion trendsetters since their debut in 1962–from the tuxes, to the blazers and turtlenecks (my personal favorite), to the bell bottoms, the floral wildness, the leisure suits, the ’80s Miami Vice-ish looks, and so many others!

I’m guessing this wild floral look was taken during the mid-1970s, maybe during the Madison Square Garden concert? Does anyone have any ideas about where and when this photo was taken?

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Preview of @QuinnVanAnwerp’s @BroadwayBox Five Burning Questions!

July 30th, 2015

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Fun Q&A recently posted on Broadway Box with Quinn VanAntwerp!

Broadway Box: You been playing this part for years; it must seep into your sleep. What’s your recurring Jersey Boys nightmare?
Quinn VanAntwerp: To me, the biggest fear of mine is getting my microphone in my hair. Frankie and I don’t leave the stage enough to change out our mics if there were ever a problem, so we wear these double mic packs and it’s this big wire that has to go up through your hair. In the early years, it was just the bane of my existence. So I have this recurring dream where I’m up in my dressing room and I hear my music, and I can’t get my microphone in my hair and get downstairs.

Click HERE to read the the rest of Quinn’s Q&A!

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July 28, 2015

Sneak Peek of Graham Fenton’s (@graham_fenton) Reflections on Las Vegas as Guest Columnist for Robin Leach!

July 28th, 2015

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While Robin Leach is on vacation, many Las Vegas celebrities are stepping in as guest columnists for The Las Vegas Sun. Last week, Graham Fenton, JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas Frankie Valli for four shows per week, reflected on the city of Las Vegas and provided some terrific insights. Here’s a sneak peek below:

Las Vegans are still finding an identity. While our history is rich, Las Vegas is still a young city. I believe that the character of a city develops with age, much like a fine wine … or Keith Richards.

If its people are any indicator, I’d say that Las Vegas’ future is rich and bright. A common response to my Facebook post was that Las Vegans are proud of their city and eager to help their neighbor.

I’ve found Las Vegans to be extremely charitable. “Jersey Boys” noticed this, so we kicked off a “Four Seasons of Kindness” campaign, an initiative to give back to our community through local charities.

Our identity is still forming in our adolescent city, and that’s incredibly exciting. We can all contribute to what this frontier will become. I think we’re on our way to being known as the city of compassionate, hard-working adventurers.

Click HERE to read the rest of Graham’s insights.

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July 26, 2015

Fun @JerseyBoysInfo Cast Video Announcing Tomorrow’s (7/27) Appearance at Broadway on the Boardwalk (@VisitAC)

July 26th, 2015

DO AC Broadway on the Boardwalk, hosted by comedian Dena Blizzard, is back by popular demand on Monday nights at Kennedy Plaza and tomorrow night, the JERSEY BOYS cast will be performing!

For details, click HERE.

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Rick Elice Working on Script about 1960s British Invasion!

July 26th, 2015

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Rick Elice at his caricature unveiling at Sardi’s

Big News from Last Week: Michael Riedel of The New York Post reports that Rick Elice is working on the script for a musical about the British Invasion of the 1960s, with Hal Luftig producing!

The working title is The British Invasion Musical and it is loosely based on the experiences of Peter Noone, best known as Herman of Herman and the Hermits. Tony winner Christian Borle will be playing the character based on Noone.

Truth be told, Herman’s Hermits has always been my favorite ’60s British pop band! Can’t wait for more details and all the best to Rick on his latest creative endeavor!

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July 24, 2015

Flashback Friday: Video of The Four Seasons, circa 1966! @frankievalli ?#?FBF?

July 24th, 2015

Fabulous (although grainy/fuzzy) appearance by The Four Seasons lip-syncing to DAWN!

Does anyone have any details on this appearance? I’m guessing it was around 1966 or ’67, due to the hairstyles and the guys’ attire. Could it have been recorded at the Jersey Shore? Somewhere else on the East Coast? For what program?

Hope you guys have details–thanks!

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July 20, 2015

Check Out Fab #JerseyBoys #LasVegas Feature in @LasVegasMag! @traviscloer @jasonkappus

July 20th, 2015

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Amazing JERSEY BOYS cover, more photos, and feature in the July 12, 2015 issue of Las Vegas Magazine.

Click HERE and go to page 48 to read the terrific feature by Susan Stapleton and gorgeous photos by Christopher DeVargas.

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July 19, 2015

Preview of John Salvatore’s Q&A in Vegas Seven!

July 19th, 2015

John Salvatore (Photo Credit: Krystal Ramirez)

Vegas Seven has a wonderful Q&A with John Salvatore, who has been playing Bob Crewe in JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas for the last seven years! John talks about playing Crewe, the JB movie, yoga, and more. Below is a preview:

Vegas Seven: You’ve played the role of producer Bob Crewe in Jersey Boys since it opened in Las Vegas seven years ago. What about that character appeals to you?

John Salvatore: I love his creativity and that he’s so multifaceted. He was such a genius. Not only was he a writer, but he had an incredible ear for sound and sound production and managing and [how he would know what would be a hit]. And he was also very spiritual and astrological—he made a lot of decisions based on where the moon and sun were. I also believe in that. He had an incredible ability to match everybody and bring them all together—all four guys [in the Four Seasons] had different ideas, and he was able to morph them and make them work together.

Click HERE to read the entire Q&A with John.

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July 18, 2015

Today in Four Seasons Music History, 7/18/1964, Rag Doll Tops the Billboard Hot 100!

July 18th, 2015

Fifty-one years ago today, The Four Seasons topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth time with the phenomenal RAG DOLL!

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July 16, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Big Man In Town by The 4 Seasons, 45 Picture Sleeve, 1964 @frankievalli #TBT

July 16th, 2015

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Another cool 45 picture sleeve featuring The 4 Seasons on their single “Big Man In Town,” which entered the Billboard chart in the fall of 1964 and peaked at #20 that year.

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July 15, 2015

Video: Frankie Valli’s Granddaughter Olivia Polci Performing Amazing Rendition of Can’t Take My Eyes Off You! @frankievalli @OliviaFpolci

July 15th, 2015

On Friday, July 10, Olivia Polci, granddaughter of Frankie Valli, had a sold out performance at 54 Below in NYC! Her rendition of CTMEOY is sensational! Enjoy!

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Check Out Sneak Peek of @QuinnVanantwerp Q&A Feature on @broadwayworld!

July 15th, 2015

Quinn VanAntwerp is featured in BrodwayWorld.com’s FRIDAY SIX Q&A! Below is a preview:

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Q: What is your most memorable “the show must go on” moment?

A: About my 3rd month in to Jersey Boys in Toronto, I had got some new show shoes that were very slippery. I was 22 at the time and still a bit over eager onstage. During “Oh What a Night” I ran and slipped on the bridge like bambi and broke my hand. The audience obviously saw what had happened but it happened so quickly that my cast members did not. It wasn’t till after the show I really knew something was wrong and went to the hospital. I did the show in a cast for 3 weeks and didn’t miss a show.

Click HERE to read the rest of the Q&A’s with Quinn.

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July 13, 2015

Check Out Jersey Boys in Artist Charles Fazzino’s Bright Lights, Big City, Broadway & Backstage on Broadway Artwork!

July 13th, 2015
JB on Charles Fazzino's Bright Lights, Big City, Broadway

JB on Charles Fazzino’s Bright Lights, Big City, Broadway

On a recent visit to Santa Barbara, we checked out pop artist Charles Fazzino’s gallery that focuses on his unique, detailed, vibrant, and three-dimensional style of artwork. Considering Fazzino has spent the last three decades focusing on cityscape, celebrity, sports, and pop culture art, I wasn’t surprised by so many amazing pieces focusing on NYC and Broadway. On his Bright Lights, Big City, Broadway piece, JERSEY BOYS is where they should be–up front!

Bright Lights, Big City, Broadway by Charles Fazzino

Bright Lights, Big City, Broadway by Charles Fazzino

As I was admiring this piece, the JBB Tech Half had already found another with a touch of JERSEY BOYS and yelled out, “Look, it’s Joey at the piano” as he was checking out Fazzino’s Backstage on Broadway piece!

Backstage on Broadway by Charles Fazzino

Backstage on Broadway by Charles Fazzino

For more details on Charles Fazzino and his amazing artwork, visit http://www.fazzino.com/.

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July 11, 2015

Sad News to Report: Roger Rees, Tony Award Winner and Husband of Rick Elice, Has Passed Away

July 11th, 2015

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Rick Elice and Roger Rees (Photo Credit: Bruce Gilkas, Broadway.com)

We are sad to report that Roger Rees, Tony Award-winning actor and husband of JERSEY BOYS co-writer Rick Elice, has passed away.

Rees, who won a Tony Award in the title character in The Life and Times of Nicholas Nickleby, had an outstanding career as an actor and director. In addition winning a Tony Award, Rees had success on television with roles on Cheers, The West Wing, and Grey’s Anatomy. Rees also was nominated for a Tony Award for co-directing Peter and the Starcatcher. For Rees’ obituary, visit Playbill.com.

We send our love, thoughts, and prayers to Roger Rees’ husband Rick Elice, his family, and his colleagues during this very difficult time.

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July 6, 2015

Today in Four Seasons Musical History, 7/6/1963: Candy Girl Debuted on Billboard Hot 100

July 6th, 2015

From Steven Housman’s Music History Facts: July 6, 1963 – 52 Years Ago Today: The 4 Seasons debuted at No. 78 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with their single, “Candy Girl (written by Larry Santos).” This was the group’s 8th chart entry and 7th under the billing of the 4 Seasons after charting one single as the Four Lovers in 1956 and it became their 6th Top 25 and 4th Top 3 when it peaked at No. 3 on August 24, 1963. Enjoy!

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July 5, 2015

Honorary Jersey Boys on the Soccer Field!

July 5th, 2015

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A Jersey Boys/Soccer update from JBB Special Correspondent Audrey Rockman: Congratulations to the Jersey-area Boys playing professional soccer in the big, local rivalry match between the NY Football Club and the NY Red Bulls in Yankee Stadium last Sunday (6/28/15) ending in an exciting, second half comeback – with a final score of 3-1 for the Red Bulls after being down 0-1. Although both are billed as New York teams, the Red Bulls actually play their home games in the ‘Old Neighborhood’- outside Newark, NJ.

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July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July–A Capitol Fourth Video Flashback, 2009, Starring @JerseyBoysInfo Cast Members!

July 4th, 2015

It wouldn’t be a 4th of July celebration without a flashback from 2009, when JERSEY BOYS cast members Jarrod Spector, Michael Ingersoll, Josh Franklin, and Deven May rocked our world on A Capitol Fourth on PBS! Enjoy!

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Happy 4th of July–A Capitol Fourth Video Flashback, 2014–Starring @FrankieValli!

July 4th, 2015

Hope you’re all having a fabulous Independence Day celebration! Enjoy a flashback from last year’s A Capitol Fourth on PBS with Frankie Valli & his phenomenal performance!

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July 3, 2015

Amazing Jersey Boys/Bob Gaudio-Related Items in Silent Auction to Benefit JB Former Cast Member Jake Speck’s @StudioTenn Theatre!

July 3rd, 2015


One of the fabulous items in the silent auction: Original SHERRY Music Artwork–Hand-drawn and signed by original Four Seasons singer/songwriter and “Jersey Boy” Bob Gaudio

We’re sure many of you remember JERSEY BOYS Chicago & Broadway cast member Jake Speck! Truth be told, I’ll never forget his amazing portrayal of Bob Gaudio on Broadway back in the fall of 2009!

Since leaving Broadway, Jake has been the creator and managing director of Studio Tenn, a professional regional theatre company and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Nashville, Tennessee. Its programming centers around innovative, custom-designed presentations of classic plays and musicals

Jake and Studio Tenn have just launched a silent auction today that has some items that may be of great interest to JB fans! The AMAZING Bob Gaudio has donated THREE different One-of-a-kind hand-drawn pieces of art done by HIMSELF! They are the music staff, lyrics and notes to the first two bars of “Sherry”, “Oh What A Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Hand-drawn, dated and autographed by Bob Gaudio! There are other really cool JERSEY BOYS-related items as well!

Anyone can bid anywhere in the world! You just have to pay for shipping. Since Studio Tenn is a nonprofit, a portion of your winning donation is tax deductible!

You can bid until July 18, 2015.

Click HERE to check out all of the great items and to bid!

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