March 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: The Four Seasons, circa 1965! #tbt

March 26th, 2015
The Four Seasons, circa 1965-Bob Gaudio, Charlie Calello, Tommy DeVito, and Frankie Valli

The Four Seasons, circa 1965-Bob Gaudio, Charlie Calello, Tommy DeVito, and Frankie Valli (Photo Credit: uniqueguitarblogspot.com

Cool photo of The Four Seasons, probably taken around 1965 when Charlie Calello was part of the group.

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March 24, 2015

Jersey Boys Plays Austin Tonight through Sunday; Check Out Video on KTBC!

March 24th, 2015

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Michael Sam & Peta ‘Foxtrot’ Dancing to Working My Way Back to You on DWTS!

March 24th, 2015

Looks like Michael Sam was inspired by JERSEY BOYS, doesn’t it?! Now, if the judges would get their facts straight about “Working My Way Back To You”! Motown???

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March 22, 2015

Video Flashback: My Eyes Adored You by @FrankieValli Topped the @Billboard Hot 100 40 Years Ago Today!

March 22nd, 2015

Let’s go back to 40 years ago today, when Frankie Valli returned to the chart with his phenomenal hit (written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan)–”My Eyes Adored You”!

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March 21, 2015

Behind the Scenes with Jersey Boys Tour on NBC-2! @haydenmilanes @keithhinesjr @drewseeley @mdailey88

March 21st, 2015

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral

Fun video with the actors who play The Four Seasons in the JERSEY BOYS national tour,which wraps up tomorrow at the Barbara B. Mann Theater in Fort Myers tomorrow.

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March 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday: C’Mon Marianne 45 Picture Sleeve, 1967! #tbt

March 19th, 2015

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The Four Seasons (Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Joe Long) looked rather serious on the 45 picture sleeve for “C’Mon Marianne.” This single, released in the summer of 1967, peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the Seasons’ final Top 10 record of the 1960s.

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March 18, 2015

Midtown Men Concert to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project, April 9 at Tarrytown Music Hall

March 18th, 2015
Midtown Men Benefit Poster

Midtown Men Benefit Poster

Women’s Council of Realtors Present a Benefit Concert Featuring “The Midtown Men” – the Four Original Stars of “Jersey Boys” on Broadway April 9th Event at Tarrytown Music Hall to Benefit The Wounded Warrior Project

On Thursday, April 9th, The Women’s Council of REALTORS ® (WCR), Empire Westchester Chapter will present” The Midtown Men In Concert” at the Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, NY. The concert will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), which serves military service members, veterans, and their families who suffered physical or mental injuries or illness during their military service on or after September 11, 2001.

“We share in the vision of a generation of Wounded Warriors who are receiving the care they need to maximize rehabilitation and live active and healthy lives,” said Pat Palumbo, WCR Event Chairperson. “We are very proud and excited to be presenting ‘The Midtown Men,’ four stars from The Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys.” The Midtown Men are currently on their fifth national tour, and are appearing in “The Midtown Men In Concert” on PBS stations. This sensational production reunites the four stars from the Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys. Tony Award-winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award-nominee J. Robert Spencer star in this one-of-akind concert experience celebrating the music that defined the ’60s. These talented entertainers shared the Broadway stage for over a thousand performances in the mega-hit Jersey Boys. Now, as “The Midtown Men,” they have thrilled crowds on concert stages and symphony halls across the continent, and have delighted television audiences with performances on “Good Morning America,” “Access Hollywood,” “Katie,” and “The
Chew.”

Additionally, the Men collaborated with rock and roll icon Stevie Van Zandt on their first radio single, “All Alone On Christmas,” featuring Van Zandt and members of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. The group had the distinct honor of opening the National Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House.

Don’t miss this electrifying and soulful new production, with its top-shelf choreography, incredible vocal performances and legendary onstage chemistry. “We are so excited to bring Broadway talent to Westchester, to offer an evening of theatre, dining, and doing good,” added Palumbo.

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM THE TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL BOX OFFICE WWW.TARRYTOWNMUSICHALL.ORG, or THE OFFICIAL SITE FOR THE EVENT IS WWW.WCRTHEMIDTOWNMEN.COM. THE CONCERT WILL BEGIN AT 7:30 PM, THERE WILL BE A VIP PRE-SHOW COCKTAIL PARTY WITH THE MIDTOWN MEN PRIOR TO THE CONCERT. THE DOUBLETREE BY HILTON IN TARRYTOWN IS OFFERING A SPECIAL CONCERT PACKAGE THAT INCLUDES BREAKFAST AND TRANSPORTATION TO THE THEATRE FOR THE CONCERT. CALL 914-631-5700, THE GROUP CODE FOR THE PACKAGE IS WWP. Read the rest of this entry »

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Video: Frankie Valli (@frankievalli) Visits Hoda & Kathie Lee on Today Show!

March 18th, 2015

Fab video with Frankie Valli yesterday on a segment with Hoda & Kathie Lee–and some big fans in the Today studio!

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Listen to Jersey Boys Natl Tour Interview on the Nilon Report on WSRQ!

March 18th, 2015

Click HERE to listen to this fun interview on WSRQ with JB national tour cast members The Nilon Report with the cast, Drew Seeley, Keith White, Miguel Jarquin-Moreland & Matthew Dailey!

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March 17, 2015

Listen to Frankie Valli (@frankievalli) on WCBS-FM!

March 17th, 2015

Frankie Valli In Studio with Scott Shannon
Frankie Valli visits the Scott Shannon in the Morning show on WCBS-FM in NYC. (Photo: Joe Cingrana/CBS Local)

Great radio appearance by Frankie Valli on WCBS-FM! Click HERE to listen.

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JB Natl Tour Shatters Attendance Record at Van Wezel in Sarasota!

March 17th, 2015

Exciting News! Sarasota theatergoers couldn’t take their eyes off Jersey Boys, with the Van Wezel reporting that the eight recent performances of the musical smashed patron attendance records and tallied up the largest-grossing week in the venerated performing arts hall’s 45 year history.

Per a release by the Van Wezel, “All eight performances of Jersey Boys at the Van Wezel received standing ovations, thunderous applause and rave reviews from both patrons and critics. With attendance reaching 13,943 and gross sales were well over $1 million, Jersey Boys shattered the record previously set by Mamma Mia in 2007.”

Click HERE for story.

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March 16, 2015

DVR Alert: Frankie Valli (@frankievalli) Scheduled to Appear on Kathie Lee & Hoda (@klgandhoda) Tomorrow, 3/17!

March 16th, 2015

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Newsflash: Legendary pop star Frankie Valli will be making an appearance on Kathie Lee & Hoda tomorrow, 3/17/15 to talk about his upcoming NYC area concerts!

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March 13, 2015

Friday Flashback: Oh, What A Night Video with The Four Seasons in Reno!

March 13th, 2015

Fun video of The Four Seasons (Don Ciccone, John Paiva, Jerry Polci, Lee Shapiro, and of course, Frankie Valli) in a fun video shoot in Reno. My guess is 1977 from those leisure suits!

Does anyone have any info on this clever video filmed in Reno?

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Today In Four Seasons History, December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) Tops the Chart!

March 13th, 2015

Thirty-nine years ago today, March 13, 1976, The Four Seasons were back at Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 after an eight-year absence with December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)! The song, written by Bob Gaudio and Judy Parker remained in the top spot for three glorious weeks.

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March 12, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Fun Four Seasons Album Advertisement from 50 Years Ago! #tbt

March 12th, 2015

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Four Seasons fan extraordinaire Brian Campbell posted this on Facebook!

Does anyone remember seeing this advertisement for The Four Seasons’ 1965 album, “The 4 Seasons Entertain You”? Was the original album signed by the guys?

Truly a fascinating marketing approach, isn’t it?

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Let’s Help Jeff Leibow (@JeffLeibow) Get Support for NF Research in the Federal Budget! Please Write Letters to Congress by 3/20/15!

March 12th, 2015
The Leibow Family (Melody, Emma, and Jeff) at the 2014 NF Hope Concert.

The Leibow Family (Melody, Emma, and Jeff) at the 2014 NF Hope Concert.

To All Jersey Boys Blog Readers,
We have an incredible opportunity to help longtime/former JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas cast member Jeff Leibow (and now Executive Director with NF Foundation) with a very important project: to get support for Neurofibromatosis research in the federal budget!

By writing letters to elected officials, we can assist Jeff with in his goal of raising awareness and federal funding for NF research for the 100,000+ persons (including Jeff’s daughter Emma) who are currently living with this disorder.

Please read Jeff’s letter to JB fans below & let’s help him reach his goal! His deadline is next week–Friday, 3/20/15!

Hi everyone!
It’s that time of year again…time to VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR NEUROFIBROMATOSIS RESEARCH!
http://www.nfnetwork.org/be-an-nf-activist/advocacy-action

This doesn’t require a penny; it won’t inundate you with spam; all it will take is literally 60 seconds or less, but it will help change the lives of more than 100,000 people living with NF.

What you’re doing when you follow the link below to send in a letter to your Congressional members and Senators is encouraging them to sign a Dear Colleague letter that will circulate around the House and Senate requesting funding for NF research via the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

To help express this desire for federal funds for NF research, Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) are circulating two Dear Colleague letters seeking support for NF research in Fiscal Year 2016. The first letter requests $15 million for the Army’s NF Research Program (NFRP) in the FY2016 Defense Appropriations bill. The second letter requests inclusion of report language on NF research at the National Institutes of Health in the FY2016 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill.

Emma and the tens of thousands living with NF need YOUR help to get as many Congressional signatures as possible on these letters to show strong support of NF research!

As I said, THIS WILL ONLY TAKE 60 SECONDS OF YOUR TIME to encourage YOUR Congressional members to add their name to these letters by the March 20 deadline.

Here is the link:
http://www.nfnetwork.org/be-an-nf-activist/advocacy-action

PLEASE POST THIS, SHARE THIS, TWEET THIS, EMAIL THIS. The more our Congressional members and Senators hear from their constituents, the better chance all of them will sign the Dear Colleague letters.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
Jeff & Melody Leibow

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March 10, 2015

Newsflash & Video Preview: #JerseyBoysMovie Premieres on HBO on April 4!

March 10th, 2015

Newsflash: JERSEY BOYS movie premieres on Saturday, April 4 at 8/7c on HBO!

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March 8, 2015

Photo Coverage: Jersey Boys Las Vegas Cast Shaving Heads @StBaldricks! @traviscloer @graham_fenton #dansullivan

March 8th, 2015

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JB Las Vegas cast members Travis Cloer, Dan Sullivan, and Graham Fenton shaving heads at St. Baldrick’s event yesterday (Photo: Kirvin Doak).

Fab photo of Travis Cloer, Dan Sullivan, and Graham Fenton shaved the heads of the New York New York security team members yesterday during the St. Baldrick’s event in Las Vegas!

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March 7, 2015

Blogger Blown Away by Jersey Boys in Bloomington!

March 7th, 2015

“The Wonder of It All” blogger Emily was completely blown away by JB in Bloomington. Check out a sneak peek of her review:

As Frankie, Hayden Milanes brings to life a boy who becomes a man before your eyes. Milanes’ Valli is eager and passionate, but not afraid to stand up for what he wants when everything is on the line. And, when push comes to shove, he doesn’t leave a friend out in the cold (even when he has every right). On top of that, Milanes is a pitch-perfect Valli, from low note to high. I cannot even imagine what it takes to do this show six times a week, but he makes it look effortless. Every bit the showman and performer, Milanes shines during the numbers directed straight to the audience and the Four Seasons rise to fame.

Tommaso Antico was Bobby for our show. While he doesn’t have top billing in the role, it will be hard for me to see anyone else as Bobby. Antico may have the best look and voice I have seen in the part in all my viewings. Young and innocent, but determined to make something of himself and not fall back on trade school, Antico used his night at Bobby to perfection and raised the whole cast to a new level. Matthew Dailey as Tommy and Keith Hines as Nick round out the main characters. Tommy is the storyteller and, hand to God, he does it right. You know he’s an unreliable narrator from the beginning, but that just adds to his charm. Nick is the glue that holds the group together in so many ways. But Hines’ spectacular breakdown is one of the highlights of the show!

Click HERE to read the entire rave review.

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