June 13, 2008

Frankie Valli and Rick Elice Reflect on Jersey Boys

June 13th, 2008
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    Entertainment Reporter Bruce DeMara of the Toronto Star spent some time talking with Frankie Valli and Rick Elice, who were in town yesterday to promote the first major Canadian production of Jersey Boys, at the Toronto Centre for the Arts from Aug. 21 to Oct. 5, presented by Dancap Productions. The Tony Award-winning musical, which [...]

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March 5, 2008

Jersey Boys, Brickman and Elice, and the Mob

March 5th, 2008
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    Rhoda Koenig from The Independent notes that while other jukebox musicals have taken the route of hagiography (Buddy) or fantasy (Mamma Mia), Jersey Boys is a little bit different. Instead of using The Four Seasons’ catalogue to illustrate the triumph of talent and persistence, or a fictional romantic romp, Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman fashioned [...]

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February 29, 2008

Rick Elice Off to London to Oversee JB in London

February 29th, 2008
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    New York Post reports that Rick Elice, co-writer with Marshall Brickman of the smash hit Jersey Boys, is off to oversee the show in London, where it opens next month. “I have to make sure the jokes work,” he said the other night at the opening of an exhibit about Broadway musicals at the Library [...]

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February 10, 2008

Four Seasons Story Hits the Stage in Tampa!

February 10th, 2008
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    With Jersey Boys opening at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, and playing through March 15, Jay Handleman of the Heraldtribune.com has a terrific story about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, their rise to fame, and the story behind JB! The feature includes interviews with Bob Gaudio, Rick Elice, and Christopher Kale [...]

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January 5, 2008

Bob Gaudio and Rick Elice Check Out Palazzo Theatre

January 5th, 2008
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    Norm Clarke, Vegas Confidential columnist in the Las Vegas Review Journal, reports that Bob Gaudio, one of the original members of the Four Seasons and executive producer of Jersey Boys, got his first look at the Jersey Boys Theatre at Palazzo yesterday. He was accompanied by Rick Elice, who co-wrote the multiple Tony Award-winning show [...]

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January 4, 2008

Brickman and Elice’s ‘Turn of the Century’ to Premiere in Chicago!

January 4th, 2008
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    AP drama writer Michael Kuchwara reports that the world premiere of Turn of the Century, written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, will be part of an ambitious 2008-2009 season at Chicago‘s Goodman Theatre. Tommy Tune will be directing the musical. Turn of the Century came to the Goodman through Rick Elice, who co-wrote the [...]

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November 17, 2007

Happy Birthday to Rick Elice!

November 17th, 2007
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    The stars are in alignment on November 17th! Along with Bob Gaudio, Jersey Boys’ co-author Rick Elice celebrates his 52nd birthday today! Rick Elice saw his first Broadway show at the age of three. From that day on, he dreamed of working in the theater. From the age of 19, he has. He has a [...]

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October 7, 2007

Four Seasons–The Other Fab Four

October 7th, 2007
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    The Chicago Sun-Times Entertainment section has an amazing array of features today on Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and Jersey Boys–the Tony Award-winning musical that will have its official opening at the LaSalle Bank Theatre next Sunday. Chicago Sun-Times Sunday Show Editor Miriam Di Nunzio’s interviews with Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Rick Elice, and [...]

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September 30, 2007

Frankie Valli’s Reflections on Career and Jersey Boys

September 30th, 2007
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    Theater critic Chris Jones has an in-depth feature on Frankie Valli in today’s Chicago Tribune. Jones talks to Valli, in addition to Bob Gaudio, about the creation and phenomenal success of Jersey Boys and their career’s ups and downs over the last 50 years. Jones has also included interesting insights from Des McAnuff and Rick [...]

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September 26, 2007

Jersey Boys Brings Recognition to The Four Seasons!

September 26th, 2007
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    Kyle Lawson of The Arizona Republic recently checked in with original Four Seasons member Bob Gaudio, JB writer Rick Elice, and Rick Faugno, one of the actors who plays Frankie Valli for their thoughts on the lives and times of the Four Seasons. Here’s a preview of the interview: Q: Does Jersey Boys get the [...]

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July 18, 2007

Photo Coverage of Bergen, Brickman, and Elice at Broadway Stands Up for Freedom Concert

July 18th, 2007
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    Photos courtesy of Linda Lenzi at BroadwayWorld.com. “Broadway Stands Up for Freedom!,” a benefit concert to support the youth programs of the New York Civil Liberties Union, took place on Monday, July 16th at 7:30 pm at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 La Guardia Place, Washington Square South). Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice, [...]

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June 26, 2007

Brickman and Elice Team Up For New Musical

June 26th, 2007
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    Playbill.com reports that Tony Award-nominated Jersey Boys book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice are working on a new Broadway-aimed musical to be directed by Tommy Tune. Patrick Pachecho reported on the cable channel NY1 that the project, called Turn of the Century, is a kind of jukebox musical filled with American pop standards. According [...]

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June 22, 2007

Video Interview With Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice!

June 22nd, 2007
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    Visit ArtsPass.com for a terrific video interview Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, who share their story of writing the musical hit and bringing Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to the Broadway stage.

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June 21, 2007

Brickman, Elice, and Bergen To Appear In Broadway Stands Up For Freedom!

June 21st, 2007
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    Playbill.com reports that Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice, and Erich Bergen, along with a slew of Tony Award winners will raise their voices on July 16 in the 5th annual Broadway Stands Up for Freedom!, a concert benefiting the youth programs of the New York Civil Liberties Union. The New York Civil Liberties Union has been [...]

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May 21, 2007

Brickman & Elice To Write Broadway-Bound “The Addams Family”

May 21st, 2007
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    Variety.com reports that The Addams Family, a new large-scale tuner based on the cartoons of Charles Addams aims to hit the Rialto in the 2009 -10 season! The big news for Jersey Boys fans–Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice will provide the book! Produced by Chicago-based Elephant Eye Theatrical, the musical will be capitalized at more [...]

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April 15, 2007

K-EARTH 101 Interview With Valli, Gaudio, and Elice

April 15th, 2007
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    Check out K-EARTH 101 Gary Bryan’s interview with Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, and Rick Elice!

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March 3, 2007

Brickman Fires Back at McAnuff’s Interview

March 3rd, 2007
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    Looks like Jersey Boys director Des McAnuff and co-author Marshall Brickman may have had a bit of a misunderstanding recently. It began after a February 14 article in the San Francisco Chronicle about the three actresses who play the girls in the national tour of Jersey Boys. In the article, Director Des McAnuff explains why [...]

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February 8, 2007

The Most Romantic Song Ever–According to Jersey Boys

February 8th, 2007
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    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time for BroadwayWorld.com to ask some of the biggest Broadway stars and industry leaders: “What’s the most romantic Broadway song ever?” Check out what Jersey Boys cast members (Erich Bergen, Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer, and John Lloyd Young) and co-author Rick Elice had to [...]

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January 8, 2007

The Secrets Behind JB’s Success from Rick Elice

January 8th, 2007
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    With the national tour of Jersey Boys settling in for what appears to be a nice, long run at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre, InsideBayArea.com’s theatre critkc Chad Jones was curious as to how the story of the Four Seasons turned into such an electrifying show. On Jones’ Theater Dogs blog, he talks about a lunch [...]

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