September 24, 2016

Jersey Boys Natl Tour Captivates Cleveland!

September 24th, 2016

Old Ohio can’t get enough of JERSEY BOYS, which is playing at Cleveland’s State Theatre through tomorrow (9/25). Check out snapshots of rave reviews from earlier this week:

TalkinBroadway.com: The story of Valli and the men in The Four Seasons group is powerful. They have their ups and downs in their private and professional lives. They have financial wealth, professional success, and more than enough heartbreak.

The show finds power in 33 songs made famous by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. From “Silhouettes” through the biggest of the big hits “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” “Rag Doll,” and “Oh, What a Night” the performances of The Four Seasons evoke memories and make the evening great fun for all.

The Cleveland audience applauded for most of the songs. Occasionally, a performer raised his hand to quiet the cheering, appreciative audience so the performers could go on with the show. The standing ovation started almost the second the curtain call started. The four leads stood on the stage looking out at the audience, who were giving long, loud cheers.

ClevelandJewishNews.com: So, are Aaron De Jesus as Frankie Valli, Matthew Dailey as Tommy DeVito, Keith Hines as Nick Massi, and Cory Jeacoma (who joined the tour just last week) as Bob Gaudio as good as their predecessors – as believable, as likable, as talented?

Yes. Yes, they are.

RoyBerkInfo.com: All of the cast is strong. Aaron De Jesus stars as Frankie Valli. He creates a real Valli, well duplicating the singer’s famed falsetto. Matthew Dailey, as the often sleazy Tommy DeVito, Keith Hines as the frustrated Nick Massi, and Cory Jeacoma as the prolific, clean scrubbed Bob Gaudio, all shine. Barry Anderson is a hoot as the effervescent Bob Crewe.

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September 22, 2016

Video: @DaynaRoselli & @johnnykats Coverage of #JerseyBoys #LasVegas Closing Night on @KTNV!

September 22nd, 2016

Great coverage and updates about the awesome Jersey Boys Las Vegas closing night performance from Dayna Roselli & John Katsilometes on KTNV.

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September 21, 2016

Fun @Broadwaycom #LiveatFive Video with @nicolasdromard!

September 21st, 2016

Such a fun video with Nicolas Dromard on the latest edition of Live at Five on Broadway.com–Enjoy! So interesting to find out what Nicolas loves about playing Tommy DeVito!

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September 20, 2016

Video: Jersey Boys Four Seasons Say Bye, Bye Baby to Las Vegas! @JasonArtistLife @traviscloer @jasonkappus @graham_fenton @GardinerNYC

September 20th, 2016

Click HERE to watch the awesome JERSEY BOYS Vegas Four (actually five!) Seasons–Travis Cloer, Graham Fenton, John Gardiner, Jason Kappus, and Jason Martinez–sign off!

If this video doesn’t make you tear up, nothing will!

Thank you again to JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas cast & crew past and present for taking us on an amazing ride all these years!

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Recap of Jersey Boys Las Vegas Closing from @Robin_Leach in @lvrj with Reflections from @frankievalli!

September 20th, 2016
Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, JB cast and creative team on stage 9/18/16 (Credit: TVT)

Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, JB cast and creative team on stage 9/18/16 (Credit: TVT)

Robin Leach wasn’t exaggerating about how sad it seemed at the JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas closing night performance at Paris Hotel and Casino on Sunday. But…Will JB return to Sin City some day?

Frankie Valli seems to think so…Check out the preview below:

It seemed so sad at Sunday night’s closing performance of the award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS at Paris Las Vegas after an 8 1/2 year run on the Strip as Broadway’s longest-running production in Las Vegas. The Paris theater was packed, and loyal fans gave the performers one of the longest standing ovations ever. It felt as if JERSEY BOYS shouldn’t have come to a close.

And that was the surprise news from Frankie Valli himself and the producers. Frankie told me: “It’s not done yet. There’s still life in this production. I feel as if it will come back sometime in the future. I know it’s going out on the road on tour, but I’m hopeful that we’ll see it back in Las Vegas someday.

“This is probably the best production, and I’ve seen all of them from Australia to London and New York. I’ve seen it here in Las Vegas several times, and it still grabs me emotionally. The response is always incredible.”

Click HERE for the full recap.

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September 19, 2016

In Honor of Nick Massi’s Birthday (9/19/1927), Let’s Salute Him with Some Photos Through the Years!

September 19th, 2016

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Today marks what would have been the late great Nick Massi’s 89th birthday. Nicky, you will never be forgotten!

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September 18, 2016

Photo Flashback, Farewell and Thank You to #JerseyBoys #LasVegas! Share Your Memories & Well-Wishes to This Awesome Company!

September 18th, 2016

As everyone knows, today marks the end of an era as JERSEY BOYS says Bye, Bye Baby after eight and a half record-breaking years on The Strip!

Hope you enjoy a small photo flashback of the last eight years that we will never, ever forget (Thank you to Nancy, Krystal, the JBB Tech Half, and others for sharing photos)!

From that first preview on April 4, 2008, to the star-studded opening night on Frankie Valli’s birthday, to the rave rave reviews, to the record-breaking years first at The Palazzo, then at Paris…the JERSEY BOYS experience kept going and going and going for over eight glorious years!

We would like to honor, congratulate, and thank EVERY single cast, crew, and creative team member past and present who brought the joy of JERSEY BOYS to us in Las Vegas! The JBB Exclusive Interviews, the always so gracious post-show cast chats, the off-the-chart performances each and every time…it was all….well, look at me, I’m tearing up…SO AWESOME!

Please join us in sharing your memories, congratulations, well-wishes, and thanks to everyone in JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas as they take their final bows this evening!

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Preview of Michael David’s Reflections about the Success of Jersey Boys Las Vegas in @reviewjournal!

September 18th, 2016
Michael David with other members of the Jersey Boys production at 2006 Tony Awards (Credit: Jeff Christensen/AP)

Michael David with other members of the Jersey Boys production at 2006 Tony Awards (Credit: Jeff Christensen/AP)

LVRJ columnist Mike Weatherford has a terrific interview with Dodgers Theatricals President Michael David, who reflects on the success of JERSEY BOYS on The Strip! Check out a preview below:

Of those titles, “Jersey Boys” was the least committed to the Strip at the time. “The conversation (about bringing it to Las Vegas) began in earnest with you in this office (during our interview),” David recalls.

But something just clicked with this musical bio of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Perhaps because it was a “guy’s musical” with real Las Vegas connections: Tommy DeVito, the troublemaker in the story who is banished to Vegas, is 88 and still living in Henderson.

Or perhaps it was because a feared negative — a plot — turned out to be a positive. “Jersey Boys” dared to be serious, and at times intense, and didn’t underestimate the audience’s intelligence or worry about how many non-English-speaking customers it was missing.

David is sure of only one thing. “There’s nothing perfunctory or hyperbolic about what I’m going to say. I don’t think there’s ever been a better match for the show than in Las Vegas.”

Click HERE for the full article.

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Farewell & Best Wishes to @JerseyBoysInfo Broadway Cast Members @QuinnVanAntwerp @RichardHBlake @Candikaitila!

September 18th, 2016

Please join us in saying farewell, best wishes, and of course, sharing your favorite memories to three fabulously talented JERSEY BOYS Broadway cast members who are playing their final performances today at the August Wilson Theatre–Candi Boyd, Richard H. Blake, and Quinn VanAntwerp!

You guys ROCKED our world on the JB stage and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

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September 17, 2016

Check Out Sneak Peek of Travis Cloer’s (traviscloer) Fantastic Interview with @Robin_Leach!

September 17th, 2016

jbfare Rob Marnell, Deven May, Travis Cloer, and Jeff Leibow

Approximately 24 hours from now, the JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas company will be on stage for their final performance after eight and a half glorious years.

Travis Cloer has done a lot of interviews over the years, including quite a few JBB Exclusives–but this is THE ONE that truly says it all with the amazing correspondent Robin Leach! Check out a sneak peek below:

Robin Leach: As an actor, you’ve played a person in Frankie Valli who never retires. He’s still going strong, and you now have to put him behind you.

Travis Cloer: It’s weird. I’ll hopefully be able to take some of his mojo with me and continue doing my own thing and be inspired by him that way, but it is strange to say goodbye to the role. He’s been a part of me for so long, almost become my identity in a way in my artistic life. I’m excited, though, to see how I can use his inspiration to keep going myself.

Robin Leach: How do you shed the identity of another person that you became for a decade?

Travis Cloer: That’s a good question and one that I’m still trying to figure out. I don’t think that I’m ever going to completely get rid of it, and, in a way, I don’t know if I do want to completely get rid of it because I’m still proud of what we’ve done with the show and what it has meant to people and what my performance has been to people. In a sense, there’s bragging rights to say that I did this.

Click HERE to read the entire interview!

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September 15, 2016

Today in Four Seasons History–September 15, 1962: Sherry Tops the Billboard Hot 100! @frankievalli

September 15th, 2016

Fifty-four years ago today, Sherry by The Four Seasons topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart and remained at No. 1 for five consecutive weeks!

Let’s go back to 1967 and watch the guys perform their big hit on TV! Does anyone have any idea about this TV program?

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September 14, 2016

Video Coverage: Jersey Boys Cast Members & @SalTheVoice ROCK on @nbsagt! @ShaunTaylorC

September 14th, 2016

Awesome performance tonight with JERSEY BOYS cast members and Sal The Voice on NBC’s America’s Got Talent finale! Enjoy!

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Newsflash: Nicolas Dromard (@nicolasdromard) and Drew Seeley (@drewseeley) Headed to @JerseyBoysInfo Broadway Beginning September 20!

September 14th, 2016
Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley (Credit: Broadway.com)

Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley (Credit: Broadway.com)

Major breaking news this morning! JERSEY BOYS national tour cast members Nicolas Dromard will be playing Tommy DeVito and Drew Seeley will be playing Bob Gaudio on BROADWAY beginning September 20th! Below is the scoop from Broadway.com:

They’ll be the big men in town! Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley will join the Broadway cast of Jersey Boys in the roles of Tommy DeVito and Bob Gaudio, respectively, from September 20. Richard H. Blake and Quinn VanAntwerp will play their final performances on September 18. As previously reported, the tuner is scheduled to close on January 15, 2017 at the August Wilson Theatre.

Dromard has previously appeared as Tommy DeVito in the Main Stem company of Jersey Boys. Other Broadway credits include Oklahoma!, The Boy From Oz and Mary Poppins; he’s also played Fiyero in the First National Tour and San Francisco productions of Wicked.

Seeley made his Broadway debut in The Little Mermaid and has played Bob Gaudio on tour. Additional credits include High School Musical: The Concert on stage, One Tree Hill, Dawson’s Creek, Guiding Light, Another Cinderella Story, The Shortcut and Glory Daze on screen.

Break a leg to Nicolas & Drew on stage next week!

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September 13, 2016

DVR Alert! #JerseyBoys Will Perform with @nbcagt Ginalist @SalTheVoice on Wednesday’s #ATGFinale!

September 13th, 2016

Yes, set your DVR’s! Jersey Boys cast members are scheduled to appear tomorrow night on NBC’s America’s Got Talent! They will be performing with Sal the Voice! For details on tomorrow’s show, click HERE.

Check local listings for times in your area.

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September 11, 2016

Photo Coverage: Original Four Seasons Member Tommy DeVito Attends JERSEY BOYS at Paris Las Vegas

September 11th, 2016
Tommy DeVito with his family and Jersey Boys cast members in Las Vegas, 9/9/16 (Photo Credit: Kirvin Doak Communications)

Tommy DeVito with his family and Jersey Boys cast members in Las Vegas, 9/9/16 (Photo Credit: Kirvin Doak Communications)

On Friday evening, September 9, 2016, original Four Seasons member Tommy DeVito was spotted attending the smash-hit musical JERSEY BOYS at Paris Las Vegas. Following the performance, DeVito and his family went backstage to meet with the cast, discussed the production’s success over the past eight years and to take photos.

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September 8, 2016

Throwback Thursday: The Four Seasons in Far Out Fashions, circa late 1960s! #TBT

September 8th, 2016
Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, Frankie Valli and Joe Long

Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, Frankie Valli and Joe Long

Wow! Discovered this on Twitter & was rather surprised to see The Four Seasons looking so, shall we say, “FAR OUT” in those wild outfits! Does anyone have any details on this photo?

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September 7, 2016

Video: Mark Ballas (@markballas) Shares His Joy of Playing the Last Frankie Valli in @JerseyBoysInfo Broadway with @etnow!

September 7th, 2016

Although we’re not quite over the news of JERSEY BOYS Broadway closing in January, something that made us a little less blue was watching the Mark Ballas interview on ET and how honored he is to take over the role of Frankie Valli, beginning October 18!

Click HERE to watch!

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September 6, 2016

Sad Breaking News: Jersey Boys to End Record-Breaking Run on Broadway January 15, 2017!

September 6th, 2016

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SAY IT ISN’T SO! The producers of the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys announced today that the Broadway production will end its record-breaking, 11-year run on Sunday, January 15, 2017 after 4,642 performances at the August Wilson Theatre.

All of the major Broadway and entertainment websites have posted the breaking news over the last two hours. Here’s more info from Broadway.com:

Big guys don’t cry. It’s the end of an era: Jersey Boys will shutter on Broadway on January 15, 2017. The musical began performances on October 4, 2005 and officially opened on November 6 at the August Wilson Theatre. At time of closing, the production will have played 4,642 performances.

Dancing with the Stars’ Mark Ballas will be the final actor to take on the iconic role of Frankie Valli and is set to make his Broadway debut in the show on October 18; he will remain with the production until the end of its run. Mauricio Pérez will continue to play the role at certain performances during the week, while Dominic Scaglione Jr. is scheduled to appear as Frankie for the final time on October 16.

Ballas is a two-time champion and nine-time finalist of Dancing with the Stars; he earned a 2011 Emmy nod for his work on the show. U.K. stage credits include Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story, Copacabana, Jesus Christ Superstar and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Jersey Boys tells the story of how Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international pop superstars. The show features over 30 hit songs, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

The Great White Way production also currently stars Richard H. Blake as Tommy DeVito, Quinn VanAntwerp as Bob Gaudio and Matt Bogart as Nick Massi.

Will you be working your way back to Broadway one (or more?) more time to say Bye, Bye Baby to the greatest show EVER on Broadway?!

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September 1, 2016

Breaking News: Sources Tell @etnow that @DancingABC Star @MarkBallas is Heading to Jersey Boys on Broadway!

September 1st, 2016

Mark Ballas (Photo Credit: Buck Ballas on MarkBallas.com)

There have been speculations online all day–that DTWS’s Mark Ballas did not return to this season’s Dancing With The Stars–because he is headed to JERSEY BOYS! Below is an update from ETOnline:

Dancing With the Stars fans are pretty bummed that dancer Mark Ballas won’t be appearing on season 23, but ET has learned that Ballas has clinched an exciting new gig!

A source tells ET that the 30-year-old dancer is actually moving to New York City this month where he’ll be living for a year, so that he can appear in a main role on Broadway’s hit show Jersey Boys. The musical tells the behind-the-scenes story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, the band responsible for such classics as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man.”

Ballas hinted at his new career opportunity in a heartfelt, handwritten letter to his DWTS fans, which he posted on Twitter on Wednesday.

So, what do you guys think of this news? Do you think the “main role” in JB he’ll be playing will be Frankie Valli?

Can’t wait to see what you guys think of this breaking news!

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