December 2, 2016

Photo Flash of Mark Ballas (@MarkBallas) and BC Jean (@BCJean) on Their Wedding Day!

December 2nd, 2016
BC Jean. and Mark Ballas on their wedding day (Instagram/Mark Ballas)

BC Jean. and Mark Ballas on their wedding day (Instagram/Mark Ballas)

On Friday, November 25th,Mark Ballas, currently making his Broadway debut as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, wed fiancé BC Jean in a beautiful ceremony in Malibu!

Best wishes to the gorgeous, multi-talented couple!

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November 29, 2016

Courter Simmons (@CourterSimmons) Is Back at Jersey Boys Broadway!

November 29th, 2016
Courter Simmons

Courter Simmons

Great catching up with Courter Simmons recently, who shared news about his UNDER THE ‘C’ show that is coming back to the Duplex this coming Friday night, December 2 at 7PM!

In addition, Courter shared some big JERSEY BOYS news: He’s back in the Broadway company, this time as the standby for Frankie!

Courter said, “It’s so great to be a part of the company one more time before the show closes (WAAAAAAAAH!!) in January. I just started this Tuesday and it’s been a blast.”

Welcome back, Courter!

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Jury Finds Jersey Boys Creators Guilty of Copyright Infringement

November 29th, 2016
The cast of ‘Jersey Boys’ performing at the 69th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

The cast of ‘Jersey Boys’ performing at the 69th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

From The Hollywood Reporter: According to a jury verdict Monday, creators of JERSEY BOYS took at least part of their now-famous show from an unpublished autobiography of founding member Tommy DeVito.

Journalist Rex Woodward helped DeVito write a non-fiction account of The Four Seasons’ more scandalous, even criminal, history. Woodward died before the book was ever published. When his widow, Donna Corbello, learned about the play and its connection to her late husband’s work, she sued.

Earlier this month, Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio were cleared from any liability in the lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Robert Jones found no evidence had been presented that either of the men was aware the show’s writers had copied from the book or had any ability to do anything about it if they had known.

The jury found that DeVito did not grant an implied license for the creators of the stage play to use his book as source material — and attributed 10 percent of Jersey Boys’ success to infringement of the book.

Michael David, Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice, Des McAnuff and several corporations connected to the play were each found liable for direct copyright infringement of the unpublished book, Tommy DeVito — Then and Now.

In July, the court decided to divide the trial into a liability phase followed by a damages phase. So the amount of damages, if any, to be awarded to Corbello has not yet been determined.

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Jersey Boys Natl Tour Plays Rochester through Saturday; Check Out Fun Video on with Cast!

November 29th, 2016

JERSEY BOYS national tour plays Rochester through Saturday, December 3! Check out this marvelous appearance with the guys from this morning on! Click HERE to watch!

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November 28, 2016

Under The ‘C’ Splashes Starring Courter Simmons (@CourterSimmons) Back December 2 at 7 PM at The Duplex!

November 28th, 2016


She really is a funny girl!
Cacophony Daniels Returns UNDER THE ‘C’

Tribute to Howard Ashman Celebrates the Lovable Misfit in Us All

New York, NY — On December 2, 2016, Cacophony Daniels (Courter Simmons) will return “Under the ‘C’,” in a fun and inspirational cabaret tribute to Grammy- and Oscar-winning playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman that celebrates the lovable misfit in us all.

Directed by Jonathan Hadley, with music direction by Kyle Branzel, “Under the ‘C’” honors the recent 25th anniversary of Howard Ashman’s death from AIDS-related complications.

Performed only as Cacophony can — in their original keys — featured songs will include some of Ashman’s award-winning standards from Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Little Shop of Horrors, as well as lesser-known gems from Smile, Babe, and Diamonds.

Gerry Geddes of says the show is “Perfection…It was stunning!”

Tickets are $10 in advance at or $15 at the door.

Always the loudest girl in the room, singer, actress, over-the-top drag diva, and nightlife personality Cacophony Daniels has been featured on NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura (The Mystery of the Popped Pugilist), at Broadway Sessions, and in venues throughout New York City. Committed to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Cacophony is also a volunteer and spokesperson for HIV Smart.

What: “Under the ‘C’” – Cacophony Daniels Sings the Songs of Howard Ashman

Who: Cacophony Daniels (Courter Simmons)
Kyle Branzel (Music Director)
Jonathan Hadley (Director)

Where: The Duplex
61 Christopher Street (@ 7th Ave)
New York, NY 10014

When: 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)

Tickets: $10 online (, $15 at the door.

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November 24, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Jersey Boys Performance on Thanksgiving Parade, 2015 #TBT

November 24th, 2016

What’s Thanksgiving without JERSEY BOYS?! Enjoy last year’s fantastic JB performance!

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Throwback Thursday: Jersey Boys OBC Performance on CBS Thanksgiving Parade, 2006! #TBT

November 24th, 2016

Let’s continue our Thanksgiving Day tradition–with another JB OBC flashback! Another fantastic performance on Thanksgiving Day on CBS in 2006!

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

November 24th, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving to all JBB readers! Let’s go back to Thanksgiving Day, 2005–11 years ago today–with the awesome JERSEY BOYS Broadway OBC performance at the 2005 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade–when it was all still ahead of them!

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November 22, 2016

Daniel Reichard (@DanielReichard) Performs Annual Holiday Show in San Francisco, NYC, and Cleveland in December!

November 22nd, 2016


Exciting news this holiday season!

Daniel Reichard, who created the role of Bob Gaudio in the Original Broadway Cast of JERSEY BOYS, will bring his annual holiday show to three cities this December. First, he will play Feinstein’s at the Nikko on December 11th at 7 PM ( Then, he will play three consecutive nights at the world-famous Birdland Jazz Club in New York City on December 17th at 6 PM, December 18th at 6 PM, and December 19th at 7 PM ( Finally, he will return to his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, on December 22nd and 23rd at 7:30 PM at the Music Box Supper Club ( The show will feature lively versions of iconic holiday classics, Hanukkah favorites, and treasures from the Great American Songbook.

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November 20, 2016

Jersey Boys Among 20 Greatest Shows in Las Vegas History According to Las Vegas Weekly! @lasvegasweekly @JerseyBoysInfo

November 20th, 2016


In their latest issue, Las Vegas Weekly posted the 20 greatest shows in Las Vegas history. No surprise here–JERSEY BOYS, which just ended a record-breaking run on The Strip was on the list:

8. Jersey Boys: Las Vegas has seen its share of Broadway productions, but few clicked like this musical based on the lives of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. From the razor-sharp script courtesy of Marshall Brickman to the performances of Travis Cloer as Valli and Erich Bergen as Bob Gaudio, this show delivered laughs, tears and nostalgia like few Vegas productions had before. Oh, and having some of the greatest pop songs in history didn’t hurt. Jersey Boys began its run at the Palazzo and ended it eight years later on September 18 at Paris, making it the longest-running Broadway-to-Vegas show to date.

Click HERE to read the feature on the 20 greatest shows.


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November 19, 2016

Photo Coverage: @_AlexanderJean_ with @MarkBallas @BCJean @bogart_matt @drewseeley!

November 19th, 2016

Thanks to Danielle Gaudio-Lalehzar, we have fantastic photo coverage of Mark Ballas and his fiancée BC Jean following a performance with their awesome band, Alexander Jean! Enjoy the photos of Danielle with her friends, Mark Ballas, BC Jean, and Mark’s JERSEY BOYS castmates Matt Bogart & Drew Seeley.

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Jersey Boys Natl Tour Red Hot in Houston; Plays Hobby Center Through Tomorrow!

November 19th, 2016
JB national tour Four Seasons on stage (Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel)

JB national tour Four Seasons on stage (Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel) Jersey mob complications arise from some loan shark arrangements that endanger the group, and Thomas Fiscella is convincing as the crime boss, Gyp DeCarlo, who has an amusing sentimental breakdown when Valli sings the poignant, “My Mother’s Eyes.” Speaking of amusing, Johnny Wexler does a comic turn as the recording studio engineer, and there is a terrific cast of supporting players that excel in multiple roles. The action moves smoothly with the attractive gliding sets (scenic designer, Klara Zieglerova) and colorful lighting (designer Howell Binkley). For all the ups and downs of their journey, it’s the boys themselves who hold the show’s heart and our enjoyment. We like them all, root for them, even prickly Tommy (Matthew Dailey), who forms the quartet and is the questionable glue that keeps them together. Little Frankie (Aaron De Jesus with ethereal pipes) may be the star, but he’s surrounded by fully-drawn supporting characters who also get to tell the quartet’s story: Nick Massi (Keith Hines), who always threatens to leave the group but never does; songwriter deluxe Bob Gaudio (a delightfully spry Cory Jeacoma); lyricist Bob Crewe (Barry Anderson in urban fey mode); even a teen Joe Pesci (Jonny Wexler, all nerve endings). Directed by Des McAnuff, JERSEY BOYS is a well-oiled machine, with high production values that put a much-appreciated gloss to the show. McAnuff keeps the pacing up, which is a blessing in light of the uninspiring script. Lighting design by Howell Binkley is a huge hit, especially in the scene at the end of the first act (“Walk Like A Man” reprise) when we see a performance from the perspective of being behind the band. Klara Zieglerova’s sleek set is fluid and unobtrusive for the show’s many scene changes. Michael Clark’s projection design adds a fun visual to the production, with filming of the actors performing “for TV” and vintage pop art pieces add interest to the storyline. Jess Goldstein’s costumes are spot-on and pop under the lighting.

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November 17, 2016

Happy Birthday to Musical Genius Bob Gaudio with a Photo Flashback! #BobGaudioDay

November 17th, 2016

It’s Bob Gaudio Day on Jersey Boys Blog!

Please join us in wishing musical genius extraordinaire Bob Gaudio a very happy 75th birthday today! In honor of Bob’s special day, we’ve created a photo flashback over the last several decades from his days with The Royal Teens to The Four Seasons, and of course, JERSEY BOYS!

Bob, we hope your birthday and the year ahead are both filled with joy and thank you again for sharing your musical gifts with the world and for creating the greatest music of all time!

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Today in Four Seasons History–November 17, 1962–Big Girls Don’t Cry Tops the Billboard Hot 100! @frankievalli

November 17th, 2016

Fifty-four years ago today–November 17, 1962, The Four Seasons topped the Billboard Hot 100 with “Big Girls Don’t Cry”–their second consecutive chart-topper. This catchy tune, written by Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe, remained at No. 1 for five consecutive weeks!

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Happy Birthday Greetings to Rick Elice!

November 17th, 2016
Rick Elice at his portrait unveiling at Sardi's, 2010.

Rick Elice at his portrait unveiling at Sardi’s, 2010.

As Rick Elice and his writing partner Marshall Brickman state in JERSEY BOYS, “Family is everything!”

Well, Rick, on behalf of the JERSEY BOYS family of fans, we are wishing you the happiest of birthdays with love and appreciation for your awesome talents and your friendship!

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November 16, 2016

Check Out @broadwaycom’s Episode 4: Walk Like a Man: Backstage at JERSEY BOYS with Mark Ballas (@MarkBallas)

November 16th, 2016

Mark Ballas takes us backstage and in rehearsal at Dancing with the Stars. Plus, more backstage antics, doggie love, bowling, and more!

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November 15, 2016

Check Out In-Depth Backstage Richard Ridge (@RichardRidge) Interview with Mark Ballas (@MarkBallas) #FinalFrankie @BroadwayWorld

November 15th, 2016

Enjoy this terrific in-depth interview with Richard Ridge and Mark Ballas, who chats about the excitement of his audition for JERSEY BOYS, his Broadway debut, and so much more!

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November 13, 2016

Jersey Boys Will Close, But Rock and Roll is Here to Stay By Charles Alexander in @HuffingtonPost!

November 13th, 2016


We’re excited to post a recent Huffington Post article by Charles Alexander, who shares his thoughts on the fact that even though JERSEY BOYS is closing soon on Broadway, Rock & Roll is here to stay! We couldn’t agree more, Charles!

By Charles Alexander, Huffington Post

All good things must come to an end, they say. So it is with the surprise-hit, Tony-winning Broadway production of Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, which will close on January 15 after more then 11 years on the Great White Way and 4,642 performances, making it 12th-longest-running play in Broadway history. Among jukebox musicals, it is second only to Mamma Mia, based on ABBA songs, which closed in 2015 after 5,728 performances and ranks 8th all-time on Broadway. Jersey Boys, featuring the songs of the stellar songwriting team of original Four Seasons member Bob Gaudio and the group’s producer Bob Crewe (“Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll”), revived interest in the music of the early 1960s, when doo wop merged with early rock and roll. The great records of that era were like three-minute symphonies, with lush harmonies, driving rhythms and soaring, operatic solo turns for the lead singers.

So, with the shuttering of Jersey Boys on Broadway, will that retro style fade away once again? Not just yet and maybe never. The Jersey Boys national tour is booked through next July and college and high school revivals are sure to follow. Moreover, the success of Jersey Boys inspired several very similar imitators and perhaps others to come. Beautiful, based on the lives of the song-writing teams of Carole King and Gerry Goffin (“Some Kind of Wonderful,” “One Fine Day”) and Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil (“On Broadway,” “Uptown”), is still going strong on Broadway. Motown the Musical has had two stints on Broadway and is currently on tour. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 12, 2016

Photo Flashback: Happy Birthday to the Late, Great Bob Crewe!

November 12th, 2016

On November 12, 1930, the brilliant record producer and songwriter Bob Crewe was born. Let’s salute him with a photo flashback with Music to Watch Girls By!

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