March 15, 2008

What It’s Like to Play the Legendary Four Seasons

March 15th, 2008
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    Jersey Boys national tour previews Wednesday and opens Thursday at the Orpheum in Minneapolis. Rohan Preston of the Star Tribune notes the cast of Jersey Boys fretted about how pop icons Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons would react. Preston spoke with JB national tour stars Christopher Kale Jones, who plays Frankie Valli, and Andrew [...]

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BBC Radio: Jersey Beat: The Four Seasons Story Part Three!

March 15th, 2008
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    Visit GILG to listen to Part 3 of BBC Radio’s “Jersey Beat: The Four Seasons Story!” Part 3 includes interviews with Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, songwriter Denny Randell, and former 4 Seasons members Charles Callello and Lee Shapiro. This segment highlights the Seasons’ career in the late 1960s through the group’s biggest hit [...]

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March 10, 2008

Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli, and Tom Austin Signing ‘Short Shorts Season’ Prints

March 10th, 2008
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    Check out photos of Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli, and artist (and former Royal Teens member) Tom Austin signing “Short Shorts Season” prints. There will 50 signed 14X18 unframed “Short Shorts Season” prints signed by Austin, Gaudio, and Valli and are available at the Fieldstone Fine Art Gallery, Ramsey, NJ–201-962-3636. The gallery will feature an exhibition [...]

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March 5, 2008

Hal Miller and the Rays Singing ‘Silhouettes!’

March 5th, 2008
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    In Act One of Jersey Boys, before becoming The Four Seasons, the guys are singing background for Bob Crewe’s other artists in the recording studio. Among those singers featured is the Hal Miller character, singing “An Angel Cried” (written by Bob Gaudio). In 1961, Hal Miller and The Rays recorded that song on the Topix [...]

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March 2, 2008

The 4 Seasons–Pop’s Forgotten Men Until Jersey Boys!

March 2nd, 2008
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    The Sunday edition of the London Times states that it’s time to shine a light on the invisible men. Considering how many hits they accumulated in their prime – they are up there with John, Paul, George, Ringo and Elvis – the Four Seasons are as anonymous as any gang of backroom musicians. Frankie Valli [...]

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March 1, 2008

Jersey Boys–Icing on the Cake for Valli and Gaudio

March 1st, 2008
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    There’s terrific press coverage of the arrival of Jersey Boys to the West End! Nick Curtis of the Evening Standard has a highly interesting interview with Frankie Valli, 74, and Bob Gaudio, 66, respectively the voice and the songwriter of the Four Seasons! Valli and Gaudio talk about their tough early days, their successes, their [...]

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February 28, 2008

Jersey Boys in London: Stephen Ashfield as Bob Gaudio

February 28th, 2008
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    Sarah Swain of the Evening Times has a terrific profile of Stephen Ashfield, a Glasgow actor who will take the stage tonight as Bob Gaudio in the London production of Jersey Boys! Ashfield, 28, says it is all thanks to his school music teacher. The actor, who studied at Glasgow’s RSAMD, said he was “ecstatic” [...]

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February 26, 2008

Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio UK Interview!

February 26th, 2008
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    As the story of ’60s pop sensations The Four Seasons heads for the West End, David Gritten of Telegraph.co.uk has a marvelous interview with Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio. Here’s a preview: For those too young to recall, it is hard to convey how huge the Four Seasons were when they first emerged from New [...]

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February 14, 2008

Coming Soon–Jersey Babys CD!!

February 14th, 2008
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    By Charles Alexander, Jersey Boys Blog Special Correspondent Jersey Boys Blog has learned that Rhino Records is now putting the finishing touches on a new release called Jersey Babys: The Music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons for Kids. It contains new instrumental versions of the Seasons’ biggest hits, from “Sherry” to “December 1963 [...]

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February 13, 2008

Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio Video Interview in Tampa!

February 13th, 2008
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    Check out the FOX13 interview with Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio! The Jersey Boys national tour performs at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center starting tomorrow through March 15!

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February 10, 2008

Jersey Boys–Is It a Man’s Musical?

February 10th, 2008
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    Jersey Boys’ stories are ubiquitous in the Florida press today. SPTimes.com Performing Arts Critic John Fleming has an in-depth feature that includes interviews with Bob Gaudio, writer Marshall Brickman, musical director Ron Melrose, and JB national tour member Andrew Rannells! It all started with “The Deer Hunter.” There’s a scene in the 1978 movie in [...]

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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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February 2, 2008

‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ on Upcoming Super Bowl Commercial

February 2nd, 2008
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    According to Businesswire.com, sports fans across America will be humming songs from EMI Music Publishing songwriters after the Super Bowl on Sunday (February 3), after the world’s most creative music publisher completed agreements to feature its music within some of the most eagerly-anticipated television commercials of the year. While full details of the details of [...]

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December 12, 2007

Sebastian Arcelus to Play Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys on Broadway!

December 12th, 2007
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    Broadway.com reports that Sebastian Arcelus has signed on to play Bob Gaudio in the Broadway cast of Jersey Boys, beginning January 10, 2008. Daniel Reichard, who originated the role, will play his final performance in the Tony-winning musical on January 9. Arcelus will join Tony winner Christian Hoff (Tommy DeVito) and J. Robert Spencer (Nick [...]

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November 30, 2007

Bob Gaudio Reflects on The Four Seasons’ Beginnings

November 30th, 2007
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    Jersey Boys is headed to Seattle next week (playing December 5 – January 12, 2008)! Seattle Times Theater Critic Misha Berson has a terrific interview with Bob Gaudio, who talks about his beginnings and the surprising range of musical influences that went into The Four Seasons’ unique sound. Here’s a preview of the interview: The [...]

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November 23, 2007

Update on Jersey Boys Film and More…

November 23rd, 2007
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    New York Post columnist Michael Reidel provides some theatrical tidbits today, including an update on the film rights to Jersey Boys and JB’s upcoming Vegas show: Bob Gaudio, who wrote most of the Four Seasons’ hit songs, wants a ton of money for the film rights to Jersey Boys. Steven Spielberg is after the show, [...]

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November 9, 2007

The Success of Jersey Boys

November 9th, 2007
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    Paul Hogins of the Orange County Register has an in-depth story about the success of Jersey Boys that includes interviews with Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Des McAnuff, and Erich Bergen. Valli had only one request about the show, which aimed to tell the story of the rise and fall of his legendary pop group, The [...]

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November 1, 2007

A Jersey Handshake

November 1st, 2007
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    Betty Mohr, DailySouthtown.com’s theater critic says there’s a scene in Jersey Boys in which the actors playing Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio decide to form a partnership. Gaudio, who in real life would go on to write the classic hits performed by Valli and the Four Seasons, asks the singer whether they should sign a [...]

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October 28, 2007

Four Seasons Popularity Soars Thanks to Jersey Boys!

October 28th, 2007
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    Louis R. Carlozo of the Chicago Tribune reports that it’s official: Jersey Boys is a hit in Chicago, and with glowing reviews and two midshow standing ovations at last week’s opening night, odds are excellent that LaSalle Bank Theatre-goers will want to know even more about the group, whose story remained untold for decades. On [...]

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