February 19, 2006

Frankie Valli’s Reflections on the Ups, the Downs, and the Smash Hit Jersey Boys

February 19th, 2006
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    The Providence Journal’s Leslie Gray Streeter states that The Four Seasons are a lot of things: American music icons, the 1960s standard-bearers of doo-wop pop, one of the few groups stateside to withstand and survive in the midst of Beatlemania and the craze over all things British, and the inspiration for one very popular Broadway [...]

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February 17, 2006

John Lloyd Young—The Hot Ticket on Broadway

February 17th, 2006
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    How hot is John Lloyd Young’s Broadway career? Young, who is making his Broadway debut playing Frankie Valli in this season’s smash hit, Jersey Boys, talked to Associated Press reporter Mark Kennedy about his early days as a struggling actor, his current success, and what may be next for him. While Young was studying acting [...]

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February 14, 2006

Marshall Brickman Discovers the Four Seasons

February 14th, 2006
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    In the current edition of Broadway.com’s First Person, Jersey Boys’ co-author Marshall Brickman confesses how a newfound passion for the Four Seasons coupled with the collaborative nature of theater helped him put the story of that crooning quartet from the Garden State on the Great White Way. Prior to launching his mega-successful screenwriting career, Brickman, [...]

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February 2, 2006

Jersey Boys’ J. Robert Spencer Reflects on Playing the Late Nick Massi

February 2nd, 2006
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    J. Robert Spencer, who plays Nick Massi in the smash hit musical Jersey Boys, tells UPI that the script for the Broadway smash musical was based on actual interviews with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Spencer, however, was the only lead in the production who was unable to talk to the real-life guy he [...]

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January 31, 2006

Jersey Boys Marks 100th Broadway Performance February 1

January 31st, 2006
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    Broadwayworld.com reports that Broadway’s smash hit musical, Jersey Boys will celebrate their 100th performance tomorrow evening, February 1. The book, written by Marshall Bricman and Rick Elice, chronicles the lives of a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who, as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, became one of the [...]

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January 27, 2006

Update on Jersey Boys Co-Author Rick Elice

January 27th, 2006
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    Playbill’s Robert Simonson reports that Jersey Boys co-author Rick Elice attended opening night this evening for Bridge & Tunnel, the solo show starring Sara Jones at the Helen Hayes Theater. Elice said, so far, he hasn’t collected a dime on the Jersey Boys smash he wrote with Marshall Brickman, but he’s bracing for a windfall. [...]

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January 23, 2006

Reviewer Finds Jersey Boys Exhilarating!

January 23rd, 2006
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    Dottie Ashley from the Post and Courier goes into detail as to why Jersey Boys is such a major hit with audiences. Aslhey states that Jersey Boys is take-no-prisoners stuff, reflecting the zeal and passion of youth and the ambitions of musicians desperate for a better life. She describes the book, co-written by Marshall Brickman [...]

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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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January 12, 2006

Jersey Boys Co-Author Marshall Brickman Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

January 12th, 2006
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    Jesse Hiestand from Backstage.com reports that Jersey Boys co-author Marshall Brickman will receive the Writers Guild of America (WGA) East’s Ian McLellan Hunter Award for lifetime achievement in writing. Brickman, who has written for film, television, and theater, will be honored at the guild’s annual award dinner on February 4. His first venture in live [...]

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December 30, 2005

Jersey Boys Among Diva Talk’s Best of 2005!

December 30th, 2005
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    In this week’s Diva Talk column, Andrew Gans provides a “best of” list that includes favorite musical performances on the theatrical and cabaret stages that opened in 2005. Included in Gans’ list is Jersey Boys! Here’s what he says about the smash hit musical: Just when it seemed the jukebox musical had taken its last [...]

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December 27, 2005

Quotable Quotes about Jersey Boys from Valli, Young & Elice

December 27th, 2005
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    In Broadway.com’s 2005 Wrap-Up of Quotable Quotes, Frankie Valli, John Lloyd Young, and Rick Elice give their thoughts on Jersey Boys: “This has been a dream in the making for a long time, so to actually see it being performed on a Broadway stage is—don’t really have any words to tell you what the feeling [...]

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December 23, 2005

Schedule Update–Theater Talk Episode Featuring Jersey Boys Book Writers: Saturday 12/24

December 23rd, 2005
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    Correction: Jerseyboysblog.com has just found out through Playbill.com that the “Theater Talk” interview with Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, who wrote the book for Broadway’s musical Jersey Boys, will take place on Dec. 24 at 12:30 AM (ET). Check local listings.

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December 19, 2005

Brickman & Elice Will Be Interviewed on PBS’s “Theater Talk”–Friday 12/23

December 19th, 2005
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    Broadwayworld.com announced that PBS’ TheaterTalk will feature an exclusive interview with Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, co-writers of the book of the hit Broadway musical, Jersey Boys this Friday, December 23 at 12:30am on WNET-TV (Channel 13).

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December 17, 2005

Brickman & Elice: The Writers Behind Jersey Boys

December 17th, 2005
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    As most everyone knows, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice wrote the Jersey Boys book. Who are the guys behind the book that is one of the hottest hits on Broadway? Marshall Brickman Marshall Brickman, 62, was born in Brazil to American parents. While still in his teens, Brickman was a member of the Tarriers, a [...]

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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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