December 8, 2006

The Success of Jersey Boys

December 8th, 2006
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    Pat Craig, of InsideBayArea.com provides a detailed look at of Jersey Boys, one of the most remarkably successful musicals to come along in years. The show, about the on- and offstage lives of The Four Seasons, has been running on Broadway for more than a year, and it opens its San Francisco run on Sunday [...]

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December 6, 2006

Jersey Boys: Great Music with a Compelling Story

December 6th, 2006
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    Karen D’Souza of the Mercury News has a great interview piece with Jersey Boys’ director Des McAnuff and book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Ellis. Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, kicks off its national tour Sunday at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre. The director and the writers talk about how the [...]

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November 22, 2006

NEWSFLASH: Jersey Boys–The Movie???

November 22nd, 2006
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    New York Post’s Michael Riedel has some big news regarding the possibilities of Jersey Boys becoming a movie, with Stephen Spielberg, and other Hollywood moguls interested in turning this Broadway blockbuster into a film! According to Riedel, Steven Spielberg is said to be in hot pursuit of the movie rights to Jersey Boys. He’s seen [...]

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November 17, 2006

Happy Birthday to Rick Elice!

November 17th, 2006
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    Jersey Boys Blog wishes a Happy Birthday to Rick Elice! Along with Bob Gaudio celebrating his 64th birthday today, Jersey Boys‘ co-writer Rick Elice is celebrating his 51st birthday!! 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 [...]

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November 15, 2006

JB Photo Coverage Update

November 15th, 2006
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    Check out BroadwayWorld.com’s photos of John Lloyd Young and many of today’s other big-voiced Broadway stars as they strutted their stuff on the acoustically-perfect Town Hall stage on Monday, November 13 at 8 PM in “Broadway Unplugged,” a concert of all-Broadway music performed as it was in the days before microphones. Also, take a look [...]

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November 9, 2006

Update on Brickman & Elice’s Musicalization of “Father of the Bride”

November 9th, 2006
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    Playbill.com’s Ernio Hernandez states that Marshall Brickman — one half of the Tony Award-nominated bookwriting team of Broadway’s Jersey Boys — seems a glutton for punishment as he prepares for musicalizing “Father of the Bride.” At first, Brickman was tentative about the project, but was “dragged into it by Rick [Elice, his Jersey Boys collaborator] [...]

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October 14, 2006

Photos of Valli, Gaudio, Brickman & Elice at LA’s House of Blues

October 14th, 2006
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    Check out photos of original Four Seasons Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio, in addition to Jersey Boys book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice at an informal Q&A session at the Los Angeles House of Blues. Jersey Boys will play at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles from May 27 to August 5, 2007.

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October 5, 2006

Latest Celebrity at Jersey Boys: Diana Ross!

October 5th, 2006
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    Check out Broadway.com’s coverage of Diana Ross’ backstage visit with the Jersey Boys cast! Along cast members Christian Hoff, Dominic Nolfi, Daniel Reichard, and Bobby Spencer, you’ll see pictures of Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice, Bob Gaudio, and Diana Ross’ daughter. For another treat, check out Jennifer Naimo’s picture with Diana Ross on her blog!

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September 27, 2006

Rick Elice Will Participate in Advertising Panel, 9/29

September 27th, 2006
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    BroadwayWorld.com reports that Jersey Boys co-author Rick Elice will participate in the USA Today Pulse of American Life panel, part of Advertising Week 2006. The panel will take place on Friday, September 29th at 4 PM at the McGraw Hill Auditorium at 1221 6th Avenue. The panel will feature inspiration and insights from those who [...]

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August 16, 2006

Rick Elice’s “Double Double” Playing at Williamstown

August 16th, 2006
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    Playbill.com reports that Double Double, a new thriller by Jersey Boys’ co-writer Rick Elice and Roger Rees, will have its debut at the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Main Stage Aug. 16 for a stay through Aug. 27. Elice and Rees co-wrote Double Double more than 20 years ago. The piece is also directed by Rees, whose [...]

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August 11, 2006

Brickman & Elice: Broadway’s New Golden ‘Boys’

August 11th, 2006
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    New York Post’s Michael Riedel notes that theater is a collaborative effort. So it’s little wonder that many of Broadway’s most beloved shows were scripted by teams: Lindsay and Crouse (“The Sound of Music”), Lawrence and Lee (“Auntie Mame”), Goodrich and Hackett (“The Diary of Anne Frank”). To that storied list of partnerships, add a [...]

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August 8, 2006

Brickman & Elice Headed to Seth’s Chatterbox 8/10

August 8th, 2006
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    Playbill.com reports that Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, who penned the book for the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, will sit down for a chat with host Seth Rudetsky at the Aug. 10 edition of Seth’s Broadway Chatterbox. The weekly live talkfest, which includes interviews and performances from Broadway stars, is held at 6 PM at [...]

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June 16, 2006

Jersey Boys’ Tony Award Acceptance Speeches

June 16th, 2006
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    Broadway.com provides transcripts of the acceptance speeches of the 2006 Tony Award winners. Below are the moving speeches by Howell Binkley, Christian Hoff, John Lloyd Young, and JB Producer Michael David. Howell Binkley, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Jersey Boys “Hey, first of all, Jersey Boys has been an incredible adventure I think for [...]

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More Tony Recaps from New York & La Jolla

June 16th, 2006
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    New York Post’s Michael Riedel said the jukebox musical lives. By bestowing the Tony Award for Best Musical on Jersey Boys, Broadway certified that shows built around old baby-boomer favorites – in this case, the songs of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – are here to stay. So discredited was the form that last [...]

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June 14, 2006

JBB EXCLUSIVE Tony Awards Coverage!

June 14th, 2006
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    Oh, What a Night! Jersey Boys Blog is thrilled to present Special Correspondent Fran Gatto’s coverage at the 2006 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2006! My friend Andrew Baumer and I had decided we were going to see our Jersey Boys’ favorites sweep the Tonys this year. So we got [...]

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June 12, 2006

Jersey Boys’ Tony Award Acceptance Speeches

June 12th, 2006
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    Broadway.com provides transcripts of the acceptance speeches of the 2006 Tony Award winners. Below are the moving speeches by Howell Binkley, Christian Hoff, John Lloyd Young, and JB Producer Michael David. Howell Binkley, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Jersey Boys “Hey, first of all, Jersey Boys has been an incredible adventure I think for [...]

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June 11, 2006

Tonight’s Red Carpet Countdown

June 11th, 2006
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    It’s almost time for the Tony Awards festivities to begin! Stay tuned to Jersey Boys Blog for full coverage beginning at 7:00PM (ET) this evening and for special reports following Broadway’s biggest night! Jersey Boys Blog would like to congratulate the nominees and the creative team of Jersey Boys for their Tony Award nominations: Best [...]

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June 10, 2006

More Last-Minute Predictions

June 10th, 2006
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    Seattlepi.com’s Jeffrey Eric Jenkins thinks with a funny and affecting book by screenwriter Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Jersey Boys may have resuscitated the jukebox form. Featuring a knockout vocal performance by John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli, Brickman and Elice’s clever telling of the Four Seasons’ story — each “season” narrates part of the [...]

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June 6, 2006

More About Hit Man Des McAnuff

June 6th, 2006
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    Jersey Boys’ Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff talks to Playbill.com’s Harry Haun about his reputation as a hit man from coast to coast. With Jersey Boys on Broadway and Zhivago in La Jolla, director Des McAnuff confirms his reputation as a hit man from coast to coast. McAnuff, a two-time Tony-winning director going for three [...]

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