March 22, 2008

Today in Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons History

March 22nd, 2008
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    On March 22, 1975, Frankie Valli hit Number One on the Billboard Pop Chart with “My Eyes Adored You.” The song stayed in the top spot for one week and remained on the chart for 23 weeks. This song, written by the Four Seasons long-time producer and co-writer, Bob Crewe, and Kenny Nolan, was a [...]

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March 5, 2008

Hal Miller and the Rays Singing ‘Silhouettes!’

March 5th, 2008
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    In Act One of Jersey Boys, before becoming The Four Seasons, the guys are singing background for Bob Crewe’s other artists in the recording studio. Among those singers featured is the Hal Miller character, singing “An Angel Cried” (written by Bob Gaudio). In 1961, Hal Miller and The Rays recorded that song on the Topix [...]

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February 2, 2008

‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ on Upcoming Super Bowl Commercial

February 2nd, 2008
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    According to Businesswire.com, sports fans across America will be humming songs from EMI Music Publishing songwriters after the Super Bowl on Sunday (February 3), after the world’s most creative music publisher completed agreements to feature its music within some of the most eagerly-anticipated television commercials of the year. While full details of the details of [...]

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November 12, 2007

Happy Birthday to Bob Crewe!

November 12th, 2007
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    “Music to Watch Girls By” by The Bob Crewe Generation (Peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967) We wish Bob Crewe a Happy 76th Birthday today! Bob Crewe was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985. While Crewe is perhaps best remembered for the parade of hits he co-wrote with [...]

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November 12, 2006

Happy 75th Birthday to Bob Crewe!

November 12th, 2006
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    Jersey Boys Blog wishes Bob Crewe a Happy 75th Birthday! Bob Crewe was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985. While Crewe is perhaps best remembered for the parade of hits he co-wrote with Four Seasons member Bob Gaudio, his music career began much earlier. Crewe, a Newark, New Jersey native who got [...]

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June 12, 2006

Jersey Boys Tony Party Photo Coverage

June 12th, 2006
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    Broadwayworld.com provides fabulous coverage of the Jersey Boys Tony Awards party held at the Hard Rock Cafe. In addition to shots of the cast, crew, and producers, there are some great photos of original Four Seasons’ members Bob Gaudio and Tommy DeVito, and producer/songwriter Bob Crewe.

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June 8, 2006

Odds Favor Jersey Boys to Take Best Musical!

June 8th, 2006
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    In today’s Los Angeles Times’ The Envelope web site, Gold Derby blogger Tom O’Neil says don’t be deceived by the fact that eight of The Envelope’s nine Tony Award pundits pick Jersey Boys to win Best Musical this Sunday night. The odds — drafted by David Scott of America’s Line, based upon critics’ views — [...]

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February 9, 2006

Bob Crewe’s Art World Update

February 9th, 2006
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    The Jersey Boys Blog was thrilled to receive a thank you note from the legendary songwriter/producer/artist Bob Crewe for our recent post about his phenomenal accomplishments. Bob also noted that his visual artworks are currently represented by the Jan Baum Gallery in Los Angeles.

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February 5, 2006

Bob Crewe: Genius Producer Behind the Four Seasons

February 5th, 2006
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    In Jersey Boys, we’re introduced to Bob Crewe (played by Peter Gregus), the flamboyant, horoscope-obsessed song writer/record producer who helped to put the Four Seasons on the road to chart topping success in the 1960s. Crewe has had a very illustrious career as a musician, songwriter, record producer, and artist. Bob Crewe was inducted into [...]

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February 2, 2006

Jersey Boys’ Cast Members Featured in Tonight’s Broadway Chatterbox

February 2nd, 2006
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    Broadwayworld.com announced that Seth’s Broadway Chatterbox will showcase three cast members from the hit show Jersey Boys on Thursday, February 2nd at 6PM. Peter Gregus, who plays flamboyant, horoscope-obsessed record producer Bob Crewe, J. Robert Spencer, who plays original Four Seasons member Nick Massi, and Titus Burgess, who plays a number of roles throughout the [...]

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January 19, 2006

Jersey Boys Proves Jukebox Musicals Can Have Substance

January 19th, 2006
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    In a previous post, Jersey Boys Bog asked the question, Jersey Boys: A Rock Biography or a Jukebox Musical?? Although Chris Byrne of Gay City News believes that it is a jukebox musical, it demonstrates that the maligned genre is not all bad. He writes, “Jukebox Musical” has become a term that is generally used [...]

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December 9, 2005

Another Great Review This Week!

December 9th, 2005
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    The latest Jersey Boys review out there is from Gay City News. Christopher Byrne, like so many others, loved it! Here’s a sampling of what he said: With “Jersey Boys,” writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio and lyricist Bob Crewe have demonstrated that there might be decent shows to be developed from [...]

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December 4, 2005

Video Clips to Jersey Boys Rehearsals, Opening Night Celebrations, Scenes from the Hit Show, and TV Appearances

December 4th, 2005
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    Several Broadway-related websites have done a great job capturing the magic of Jersey Boys rehearsals, the Opening Night gala, performances at the August Wilson Theater, and TV appearances featuring the cast, the original Four Seasons members, and other people associated with the show. Below are some highlights: This Broadway.com video features rehearsal footage with cast [...]

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November 17, 2005

Happy Birthday, Bob Gaudio!!

November 17th, 2005
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    On November 17, 1942, original Four Seasons member Bob Gaudio was born. He shot to musical fame at the age of 15 as a member of the Royal Teens when he wrote the hit “Short Shorts”. Following a chance meeting organized by Joe Pesci (yes, the actor), Gaudio teamed up with Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, [...]

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November 14, 2005

Jersey Boys–A Broadway Smash!!

November 14th, 2005
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    Just check out what some critics are saying about Jersey Boys! AP Drama Critic Michael Kuchwara “When it sings and moves, this musical biography of pop icons Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, which opened Sunday at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre, really rocks. The energy is unstoppable, particularly from the four lead performers Christian Hoff, [...]

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