May 22, 2009

Rick Elice: Four Seasons Story and Three Miracles

May 22nd, 2009
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    Kristi Casey Sanders of EncoreAtlanta.com has an interesting interview with Rick Elice, who talks about the beginnings of JERSEY BOYS and its eternal heart. According to Elice, the show exists because of three miracles that took place between October 2003 and October 2004. The first miracle was that Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio gave Elice [...]

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May 17, 2009

Jersey Boys Comes to Boston This Summer!

May 17th, 2009
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    The Boston Globe’s Louise Kennedy notes that Boston’s downtown theaters will have a busier summer than usual–with JERSEY BOYS (July 23-Sept. 26), The Color Purple, and Rent coming to town. What all three shows have in common, aside from successful Broadway runs and crowd-pleasing tunes, is a strong sense of story – and a story [...]

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April 17, 2009

Rick Elice to Appear in Ft. Lauderdale Tomorrow!

April 17th, 2009
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    In an exclusive South Florida appearance, meet the co-writer of Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony Award–winning Best Musical about Rock-and- Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons featuring Frankie Valli in Behind the Scenes: Rick Elice on Saturday, April 18 at noon in the Abdo New River Room. For an insider’s look at the show, [...]

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March 19, 2009

Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice, and Bob Gaudio Show Off Three Big Awards!

March 19th, 2009
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    Visit Broadway.com to see photos of the JERSEY BOYS dream team: Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice, and Bob Gaudio showing off their show’s awards backstage at the August Wilson Theatre earlier this week. The awards: Best Musical Tony Award; Best Cast Album Grammy Award; and most recently, Best Musical Olivier Award!

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March 15, 2009

Jersey Boys Heads to Nashville!

March 15th, 2009
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    Joseph Leo Bwarie, left, Josh Franklin, Erik Bates and Steve Gouveia perform as the Four Seasons in Jersey Boys. (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus) Fiona Soltes of The Tennessean notes that The Four Seasons are, of course, best known for their music — but don’t be too quick to categorize their story as a musical revue. [...]

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February 11, 2009

Rick Elice Confident Australian Jersey Boys Matches Original!

February 11th, 2009
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    Rick Elice and Frankie Valli pose with the Melbourne Jersey Boys cast members at last week’s press launch in Las Vegas. JERSEY BOYS Melbourne opens at the Princess Theatre on July 4, 2009! The Tony Award-winning musical’s writer, Rick Elice told Australian AAP that he is confident the Australian version of JERSEY BOYS will be [...]

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February 1, 2009

Buzz on Brickman and Elice’s ‘The Addams Family’

February 1st, 2009
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    Michael Riedel reports that good buzz is coming out of this week’s invitation-only reading of “The Addams Family” musical, with lots of cheers for what one spy calls a “brilliantly funny” cast – Nathan Lane (Gomez), Bebe Neuwirth (Morticia), Kevin Chamberlain (Uncle Fester), Marylouise Burke (Grandmama) and Terence Mann and Jan Maxwell as a “normal” [...]

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January 24, 2009

Rick Elice Returns to La Jolla with ‘Peter and the Starcatchers’

January 24th, 2009
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    News from BroadwayWorld.com: La Jolla Playhouse welcomes back Rick Elice, co-writer of the Tony Award-winning Jersey Boys, as the playwright of Peter and the Starcatchers. Alex Timbers and Roger Rees are set to direct with choreography by Kelly Devine and music by Wayne Barker. Peter and the Starcatchers will be playing at the Sheila and [...]

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January 6, 2009

Rick Elice’s Winding Road to Jersey

January 6th, 2009
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    Broadway.com’s “First Person” column has a real treat today–the Rick Elice story, from Rick himself! Here’s a sneak peek into this amazing story: When I was at Yale Drama School, nobody was into Broadway musicals. It just wasn’t cool. Everybody was genuflecting at the altar of Chekhov, but working on Broadway was my private dream. [...]

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November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday to Rick Elice!

November 17th, 2008
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    The stars are definitely in alignment today–as not one–but two Jersey Boys geniuses are celebrating their birthdays!! We wish Jersey Boys co-writer Rick Elice a very Happy Birthday today! How did the Jersey Boys project happen? Elice and Marshall Brickman were looking to do something together. As luck would have it, friends had arranged a [...]

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October 30, 2008

Brickman and Elice’s The Addams Family Scheduled for November ’09 Chicago Premiere!

October 30th, 2008
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    BroadwayWorld.com reports that Broadway In Chicago will host the world premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, beginning performances Friday, November 13, 2009 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph St., Chicago). THE [...]

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September 24, 2008

The New Masterpiece from Brickman and Elice

September 24th, 2008
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    By Charles Alexander, Jersey Boys Blog Correspondent Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice had a problem. It was a pleasant problem, but a problem nonetheless. Would they be one-hit wonders? After writing a wildly successful, internationally acclaimed, multiple Tony-winning musical based on the timeless music of Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe, what could B&E possibly do [...]

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September 14, 2008

‘Turn of the Century’ by Brickman and Elice Begins September 19!

September 14th, 2008
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    TheatreinChicago.com reports that the latest work from Jersey Boys writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Turn of the Century, begins at the Goodman Theatre September 19 and will run through November 2. Turn of the Century, a star-studded romantic tour through time and the American songbook, is directed by the nine-time Tony Award-winning director/ choreographer [...]

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July 16, 2008

Video of Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice on ‘Theater Talk’

July 16th, 2008
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    Visit GILG to watch Marshall Brickman’s and Rick Elice’s recent appearance on “Theater Talk”! In addition to talking about the success of Jersey Boys, the writers give an update on the other projects they’re working on: Turn of the Century and The Addams Family. You’ll also get an interesting glimpse into Brickman’s and Elice’s collaboration [...]

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July 7, 2008

Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice on ‘Theater Talk’ July 11

July 7th, 2008
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    BroadwayBroadcast.com reports that Marshall Brickman and Rick Elicewill be guests on Theater Talk Friday, July 11 at 1:30 AM on WNET Thirteen. The interview will then repeat on CUNY TV: Saturday, July 19 at 8:30 PM; Sunday July 20 at 12:30 PM; Monday, July 21 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM.

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June 25, 2008

Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Talk About Jersey Boys Fans!

June 25th, 2008
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    On a recent edition of “Theater Talk,” Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice discuss the devoted Jersey Boys’ fan base and its recent opening in Las Vegas.

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June 24, 2008

‘Turn of the Century’ by Brickman and Elice Set to Run in Chicago!

June 24th, 2008
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    Variety.com reports that Turn of the Century, a new tuner from the Jersey Boys team of Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, is set to run from September 19-October 25 at the Goodman’s Albert Theater in Chicago! The musical will star Jeff Daniels and Rachel York and will be directed by Tommy Tune. While the musical [...]

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June 15, 2008

More on The 4 Seasons Story in Cleveland…

June 15th, 2008
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    Plain Dealer Theater Critic Tony Brown fills everyone in on the real story behind The Four Seasons’ arrest in Cleveland. Here’s the real story: On Sept. 6, 1965, a Labor Day Monday, The Four Seasons played a variety show hosted at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus by TV personality Mike Douglas. Columbus cops arrested [...]

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June 14, 2008

Rick Elice Is Excited for Jersey Boys’ Cleveland Debut!

June 14th, 2008
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    Jersey Boys national tour plays the Playhouse Square in Cleveland from Wednesday June 18 through July 20! John Benson of The Gazette recently spoke to JB co-writer Rick Elice about the blockbuster musical. Why is Rick Elice excited about Jersey Boys’ Cleveland debut? According to Elice: In a way, The Four Seasons is like a [...]

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