Jersey Boys opens Tuesday night October 28th at Fresno’s Saroyan Theatre and runs through Sunday, November 2nd. Fun video with Nicolas Dromard (Tommy DeVito) and Keith Hines (Nick Massi) visiting KSEE Sunrise to talk about the award-winning musical.
Jersey Boys Natl Tour Plays Fresno 10/28-11/2; Sneak Peek of @HaydenMilanes Interview in Fresno Bee!October 28th, 2014
JERSEY BOYS national tour is playing at the Saroyan Theatre in Fresno tonight through Sunday 11/2/14.
Reporter Donald Munro recently interviewed Hayden Milanes, who reflects on playing the role of Frankie Valli. Below is a preview:
How long did it take for Milanes to get comfortable in the role?
“I’m still getting comfortable, man,” he says. “It’s a very human show. Everything is stripped down, and you’re completely vulnerable out there.”
He’s speaking by phone from Los Angeles, although it takes him a few moments to remember what city he’s in — the mark of a true national-tour performer.
Milanes has had a lot of time to contemplate the success of “Jersey Boys,” which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. “Why is it after 10 years this epic show still has the pulse as strong as a marathon runner who just finished a 10-mile run?” he asks.
The answer to why it’s such a big hit has evolved over time, he says.
Certainly the music — such beloved tunes as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “My Eyes Adored You” and “Working My Way Back to You” — brings the audience through the doors, or at least it did when the show first opened on Broadway. But the story behind the music is what keeps people coming back.
“The story leads to a kind of transparency to the dark side of success,” he says. “You see these famous rock stars in the most fragile human moments in their life. You can relate to these them on a human level.”
Click HERE to read the entire feature.
Fabulous performance by the West End cast of JERSEY BOYS on “Sunday Night at the Palladium” last week with host Rob Brydon!
Critics & audience members are adoring the return of JERSEY BOYS in San Diego. Check out snapshots from the rave reviews all over town below:
Examiner.com: 5 Stars! In this current production Milanes gives us an unbelievably outstanding performance as his character matures right in front of our eyes and his strong falsetto voice is one for the books. Because it puts so much strain on the vocalist, Shaun Taylor-Corbbett will step in for a few performances.
Nicolas Dromard (Mr. tough guy) plays Tommy DeVito the troublemaker who puts the group in a tough situation after racking up over a million dollars in debt, for which Valli pledged to pay back and did!
Keith Hines is Nick Massi the easy going of the group who suddenly decides to leave just because he said it and didn’t want to go back on his word. Read the rest of this entry »
Throwback Thursday: Our Day Will Come/My Eyes Adored You 45 RPM Picture Sleeve by @FrankieValli, 1975! #tbtOctober 23rd, 2014
A “Special D.J. Copy” picture sleeve from Private Stock records in 1975 featuring Frankie Valli’s “Our Day Will Come” (peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the fall of 1975 & “My Eyes Adored You” (topping the chart for one week in March of that year).
Time to welcome two new cast members to the JB National Tour!
From BroadwayWorld.com: The National Tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, will welcome Drew Seeley (Bob Gaudio) and Keith Hines (Nick Massi) beginning October 21 in San Diego, CA. They will join a company that includes Nicolas Dromard (Tommy DeVito) and Hayden Milanes (Frankie Valli) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. The company of Jersey Boys is currently performing at the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles through October 19 with Jason Kappus (Bob Gaudio) and Adam Zelasko (Nick Massi). The San Diego return engagement will run from October 21 – 26 at the Civic Theatre; following San Diego, the company will move to Fresno, CA for a premiere engagement at the Saroyan Theater October 28 – November 2.
Welcome to the JERSEY BOYS tour & break legs to Drew and Keith!
Jersey Boys Heads Back to San Diego Civic Theatre 10/21-10/26; Check Out Preview with @HaydenMilanes in UTSanDiego.com!October 21st, 2014
James Herbert has a terrific feature about the return of JERSEY BOYS in San Diego, which includes insights from Hayden Milanes, who plays the role of Frankie Valli:
What “Jersey Boys” also lays bare, says Milanes, is the sheer grit that propelled the Seasons to stardom.
“It takes a lot of tenacity — a lot of passion, an unwillingness to give up,” he says of the group’s hard-won success. “I think that’s what Frankie had naturally. He had heart, he had passion. All four of them did.
“I think one of the many reasons this show is still running after 10 years, and still has the pulse of a marathon runner, is that it’s not only a spectacle. It’s also a very personal experience.”
Click HERE to read the entire article.
Your Chance to Bid on Fabulous @NFHopeConcert Auction Items, Including Signed Program by Bob Gaudio & Frankie Valli! @JeffLeibowOctober 17th, 2014
In addition to the fabulous entertainment at the Fourth Annual NF Hope Concert on Sunday at the Sands Showroom at the Venetian Hotel, hosted by the stars of JERSEY BOYS & featuring many other Las Vegas headliners, you can bid online on some phenomenal hotel packages, restaurants, shows, memorabilia, and more!
Items include this amazing JERSEY BOYS souvenir program (on the photo above) signed by the legendary pop icons Bob Gaudio and Frankie Valli, two nights in an Eiffel Tower View Room, dinner at Eiffel Tower Restaurant & two tickets to JERSEY BOYS, and so much more!
Click HERE to check out the items and to bid on your smartphone or via text!
THE FOURTH ANNUAL NF HOPE CONCERT: Las Vegas’ Top Talent Comes Together for a Great Cause
Jersey Boys star Jeff Leibow brings together a showcase of the Strip’s most notable headliners in a fantastic afternoon of entertainment to raise awareness and funding for Neurofibromatosis (NF). The NF Hope Concert features an all-star Vegas cast, including Véronic, Clint Holmes, American Idol Finalist Jasmine Trias, Ben Stone, Kristen Hertzenberg, the stars of Jersey Boys, the cast of Million Dollar Quartet and the cast of Rock of Ages.
Jeff Leibow’s daughter Emma and over 100,000 Americans are afflicted with NF, a genetic disorder of the nervous system that allows tumors to grow on any nerve in the body without warning. Join us for an unforgettable afternoon and help support a very worthy cause. Proceeds benefit NF Network and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. Reserve your tickets today at any Venetian or Palazzo Box Office or by calling 702.414.9000 / 866.641.7469
Throwback Thursday: In Honor of the 10th Anniversary of JERSEY BOYS Opening at La Jolla Playhouse (@ljplayhouse)! #tbtOctober 16th, 2014
This month, we are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the world premiere of JERSEY BOYS at La Jolla Playhouse!
Visit Playbill.com for the exciting press release that states that Christian Hoff, David Noroña, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer star as the title group in the world premiere of Jersey Boys, a musical centering on Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons which opens La Jolla Playhouse, Oct. 17.
The California company’s artistic director Des McAnuff (Dracula) stages the new musical which began previews Oct. 5 for a run at the Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Theatre through Nov. 21.
As we all know, JERSEY BOYS extended multiple times from its original closing date–through January, 2005!
Happy world premiere opening anniversary to all of the geniuses who brought JERSEY BOYS to the stage!
The JB tour cast members are definitely getting around Hollywood! Enjoy today’s fantastic performance on “The Real”!
Dominic Scaglione, Jr. (@Dominic1110) Returns to Jersey Boys Broadway Matinee ‘Frankie Valli’ Role for Three Months Beginning 10/23!October 14th, 2014
On his Facebook page last night, Dominic Scaglione, Jr. posted the following:
I’m going to be working my way back to the incredible cast of Jersey Boys Broadway for 3 months starting October 23rd as the 2 show Frankie!
Welcome back, Scags!
Terrific reviews for JERSEY BOYS at Pantages Theatre (playing through 10/19/14) in Hollywood. Check out excerpts to reviews around town below:
BeverleyPress.com: For the “Jersey Boys” who took the stage Sunday, namely Nicolas Dromard (Tommy DeVito), Jason Kappus (Bob Gaudio), Hayden Milanes (Frankie Valli) and Adam Zelasko (Nick Massi) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella, they treated the audience with fabulous renditions of “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t’ Cry”, “My Eyes Adore You”, “Walk Like a Man” and the ever-memorable “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, among many others.
Milanes’ voice was so reminiscent of the “real Frankie Valli” you believed it to be him.
NeonTommy.com: This particular performance featured an extra surprise— Frankie Valli himself was in the audience, and he came out onstage to thunderous applause during the curtain call. Riding the emotional high of the show’s closing number “Who Loves You?,” it was challenging not to feel overwhelmed by his presence after having just borne witness to his story. Seeing the original Jersey Boy on stage, I couldn’t help it — this big girl did cry.
Examiner.com: FIVE STARS! It just doesn’t get any better. I was totally enraptured by the movie Jersey Boys, but when I saw it on stage at the Pantages in Hollywood it took me to yet another level of total exhilaration. Vibrant, poignant, brilliant and pure energy are all fair descriptions of Jersey Boys, but why is this so?
Without a doubt one of the prime motivators of the more seasoned crowd is the simple fact that the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons had been a huge part of our young lives. We all knew in some way “Sherry baby” and then, of course, we also knew that we really had to “Walk Like a Man.” The amazing music from the Four Seasons and the amazing voice of Frankie Valli lit up our young lives. But the show delivers so much more. Read the rest of this entry »
Jason Kappus, Shaun Taylor-Corbett, Nicolas Dromard & Adam Zelasko rocked today on Good Day LA!
Entertainment Tonight Video: Frankie Valli (@frankievalli) Shares Advice to Young Stars & Has High Praise for @BrunoMars!October 9th, 2014
Entertainment Tonight caught up with legendary pop icon when the JERSEY BOYS national tour opened at the Pantages Theatre earlier this week. Frankie chatted about his decision to tell his life story on stage, provided some thoughtful advice to today’s young stars, and gave a major shout-out to pop star Bruno Mars!
Throwback Thursday: Let’s Hang On/On Broadway Tonight 45 RPM Picture Sleeve by The Four Seasons, 1965! #tbtOctober 9th, 2014
In honor of “Let’s Hang On” by The Four Seasons debuting 49 years ago today (10/9/65) on the Billboard Hot 100, let’s salute this great song with the band’s cool picture sleeve!
This amazing hit, written by Bob Crewe, Sandy Linzer, and Denny Randell, peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1965!
Jason Kennedy from E! News transformed himself into a real JERSEY BOY and a fifth season with the help of JERSEY BOYS national tour cast members Nicolas Dromard, Jason Kappus, Hayden Milanes, and Adam Zelasko!
JERSEY BOYS national tour Four Seasons Nicolas Dromard, Jason Kappus, Hayden Milanes, and Adam Zelasko brought the house down today on the Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” program today! Click HERE to watch their fantastic performance.
Click HERE to listen to Frankie Valli’s latest interview on K-EARTH 101! Frankie chats with Gary Bryan & Lisa Stanley about the incredible success of JERSEY BOYS, the JB tour currently running through 10/19 at the Pantages, and his plan to write a book!!