June 4, 2006

McAnuff’s Blueprint for Success

June 4th, 2006
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    NorthJersey.com’s Robert Feldberg notes that few things in the theater are harder than creating a hit Broadway musical; a generous estimate is 15 percent of the shows that make it to opening night are successful. Director Des McAnuff, however, has an 80 percent success rate on the Great White Way. What’s his secret? McAnuff says [...]

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June 2, 2006

EW Predicts Jersey Boys as BIG Tony Winner!

June 2nd, 2006
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    In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, Melissa Rose Bernardo’s Tony predictions have Jersey Boys taking home quite a few Tonys!! Best Musical NOMINEES The Color Purple, The Drowsy Chaperone, Jersey Boys, The Wedding Singer WINNER Jersey Boys. It gives the jukebox musical a good name. Plus, out-of-town voters want it to play their cities. [...]

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May 29, 2006

Brickman & Elice Tell the Jersey Boys’ Story

May 29th, 2006
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    Playbill.com’s Ernio Hernandez discusses how the Jersey Boys’ story came about with co-librettists Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Brickman told Playbill.com, “It was a pretty good group. Des McAnuff, the director, was really ballsy. We brought him a fifty-page sort of scenario thing, no scenes, just a description and he said ‘Okay, I get it’ [...]

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May 26, 2006

Outer Critics Circle Awards Photos

May 26th, 2006
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    BroadwayWorld.com and Playbill.com provide extensive coverage of the Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony held at Sardi’s on May 25. You’ll see photos of Jersey Boys’ co-writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, original Four Seasons member Bob Gaudio, and Outstanding Actor in a Musical winner John Lloyd Young. Jersey Boys was honored with THREE Outer Critics [...]

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May 22, 2006

Tony Nominees’ Brunch Photos

May 22nd, 2006
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    Broadway.com provides full photo coverage of the newly minted Tony Award nominees’ May 17 brunch with the press at the Marriott Marquis’s View Restaurant 46 floors above Times Square. Check out Jersey Boys’ photos on Pages 1, 45, & 48.

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May 21, 2006

Best Musical Duel Heats Up Between Jersey Boys & Drowsy Chaperone

May 21st, 2006
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    In the latest issue of Variety, David Rooney notes that while there are 24 competitive categories to be decided when the 2006 Tony awards are announced June 11 and a number of them are wide open, the race that has Broadway insiders buzzing is the unpredictable duel between The Drowsy Chaperone and Jersey Boys for [...]

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Jersey Boys—The Slickest Rock Musical–EVER!!

May 21st, 2006
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    Sun-Sentinel.com’s Theater Writer Jack Zink reports that the shows have all opened, the Tony Award nominations are out, and Broadway has a neck-and-neck competition for its most-watched race. The Drowsy Chaperone, a tongue-in-cheek homage to old-fashioned musicals, has the lead in nominations but not necessarily the count against the slickest rock musical ever, Jersey Boys. [...]

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May 17, 2006

Brickman & Elice’s New Musical Project

May 17th, 2006
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    Playbill.com’s Ernio Hernandez reports that the Tony Award-nominated book writing team from Broadway’s Jersey Boys, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, are not wasting any time getting to work on their next musical collaboration. Brickman told Playbill.com that he and co-writer Elice have a new book ready to go with Tommy Tune directing called Turn of [...]

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Photo Update: JB Cast, Valli, & Gaudio at Gala

May 17th, 2006
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    Broadway.com and Broadwayworld.com provide some amazing photo coverage Manhattan Theatre Club’s Annual Spring Gala on May 15 at the New York Hilton. You’ll see pictures of the Jersey Boys’ cast and co-writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, as well as original Four Seasons Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio.

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May 16, 2006

BREAKING NEWS: Jersey Boys Receives EIGHT Tony Nominations

May 16th, 2006
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    The 2006 Tony Nominations have been announced and Jersey Boys has garnered EIGHT nominations: Best Musical Best Book of a Musical–Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical–John Lloyd Young Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical–Christian Hoff Best Direction of a Musical–Des McAnuff Best Orchestrations–Steve Orich [...]

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May 15, 2006

More on Jersey Boys and the Tonys

May 15th, 2006
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    Before the Tony Award nominations come out tomorrow, here’s a look at one critic’s very long Broadway season, from the very best to a long trail of forgettable evenings at the theater. Jacques Le Sourd from The Journal News reflects on 38 Broadway productions. Here’s what he said about Jersey Boys: Jersey Boys: The biggest [...]

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May 14, 2006

Another Critic Lauds Jersey Boys!

May 14th, 2006
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    After a recent visit to Broadway, Columbus Dispatch critic Michael Grossberg gives Jersey Boys the thumbs-up. He tells readers who may be going to New York to catch some shows that Jersey Boys is one of three shows not to be missed! Here’s what Grossberg says about the megahit musical: Creators: Authors Marshall Brickman and [...]

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May 7, 2006

Hits Explode at Jersey Boys

May 7th, 2006
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    In today’s Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, film critic Ed Blank talks about his recent Broadway experience seeing a very enthusiastic audience at the smash hit musical Jersey Boys. Blank notes that the first 45 minutes of Jersey Boys sketch the genesis of a Joisey pop singing group in mid to late 1950s that under several names and [...]

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May 5, 2006

Orlando Reviewer Loves Jersey Boys

May 5th, 2006
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    In her Orlando Sentinel blog, Elizabeth Maupin reviews Jersey Boys. Maupin admits that Four Seasons’ hits “never did it for her” –until seeing Jersey Boys, a musical that had her grinning from ear to ear. She notes that a lot of Jersey Boys is very funny, with writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice doing a [...]

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April 27, 2006

NEWSFLASH: Jersey Boys Receives Eight Drama Desk Nominations

April 27th, 2006
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    Playbill.com’s Robert Simonson reports that the nominations for the 51st Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced this morning at the New York Friars Club in Manhattan by composer Marvin Hamlisch and actress Donna McKechnie. Jersey Boys has garnered eight nominations for this year’s Drama Desk Awards, which will be held Sunday, May 21, 2006 at [...]

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April 10, 2006

Jersey Boys Performing at Benefit Tonight

April 10th, 2006
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    On John Lloyd Young’s blog, he reports that he and the other Jersey Boys will perform at the Dramatists Guild’s Annual Benefit, at New York’s Millenium Hotel. The benefit will be hosted by playwright, John Guare and will salute the playwrights, composers and lyricists who created this season’s most exciting musical moments. The benefit will [...]

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March 30, 2006

Tony Predictions for Jersey Boys & Young

March 30th, 2006
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    Los Angeles Times blogger Tom O’Neil says this year the Tony Awards will be a real drama. There isn’t one mega-hit musical or play likely to sweep the kudos like The Producers or Doubt. Indeed, at this point, there doesn’t even seem to be a single show clearly ahead in either of those races, but [...]

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March 11, 2006

Another Rave Review for Runaway Hit Jersey Boys

March 11th, 2006
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    New Orleans Times-Picayune theatre reviewer David Cuthbert observed that the party in the August Wilson Theatre at Jersey Boys started even before the show began, with the audience clapping in unison with the music right from the start. He was especially impressed with the sensational performance by John Lloyd Young, who brings Frankie Valli to [...]

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March 2, 2006

More Photos from John Lloyd Young’s Caricature Unveiling at Sardi’s

March 2nd, 2006
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    You’re in for a treat if you check out Broadway.com’s photo coverage of John Lloyd Young’s caricature unveiling at Sardi’s last week. You’ll see photos of JLY with his dad, Karl Young, his girlfriend, Alison Franck, several of his friends (including castmate Christian Hoff), co-book writer Rick Elice, and his boss, Jersey Boys lead producer–Dodger [...]

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