October 14, 2007

Jersey Boys–From Pipe Dream to Reality

October 14th, 2007
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    Barbara Vitello of the Daily Herald says it took more than three years from the time Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio realized The Four Seasons story might make a better musical than TV film for Jersey Boys to become a reality. “It was a pipe dream then,” Gaudio says, one of the original Four Seasons [...]

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October 11, 2007

Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio Video from TODAY Show Appearance

October 11th, 2007
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    On the TODAY Show’s blog, producer Tammy Fine reflects on the happy memories of her childhood listening to the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: It seems like yesterday that I was sitting in the backseat of the family station wagon, squished between my sisters, listening to the local AM station in Wilmington, [...]

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October 7, 2007

Bob Gaudio’s Stories Behind the Hits

October 7th, 2007
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    Dave Hoekstra of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that next year will be the 50th anniversary of Bob Gaudio meeting Frankie Valli and his group the Four Lovers when they were appearing on a New Jersey television show. Gaudio went on to play with the Four Seasons before becoming their songwriter, often collaborating on lyrics with [...]

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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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September 23, 2007

Highlights of NJ From Two Real Jersey Boys–Bob Gaudio and John Michael Coppola

September 23rd, 2007
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    Dave Hoekstra of the Chicago Sun-Times states that in the hit musical Jersey Boys, the Four Seasons’ Bob Gaudio says the band’s 1960s pop was the soundtrack for factory workers, gas attendants and diner regulars. The reporter recently had the chance to chat with Jersey Boys’ cast member John Michael Coppola, who’s from Bloomfied and [...]

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September 22, 2007

Frankie Valli Is Now Hip!

September 22nd, 2007
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    Anthony DeCurtis of The New York Times has written a terrific in-depth feature article on Frankie Valli, who first became a star in 1962, when his group, the Four Seasons, soared to No. 1 on the strength of a perfect pop song called “Sherry” and the wings of Mr. Valli’s stratospheric falsetto. And now, 45 [...]

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September 21, 2007

Life Is Surreal These Days for Bob Gaudio

September 21st, 2007
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    Jersey Boys’ national tour will open next Thursday, September 27 and run through October 14 at Gammage Auditorium on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe! Arizona Daily Star reporter Kathleen Allen recently spoke with Bob Gaudio. As one of the original members of the Four Seasons and a force behind the Tony-winning Jersey Boys, [...]

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August 31, 2007

Bob Gaudio Reflects on the Hits

August 31st, 2007
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    Bruce Dancis of the Sacramento Bee has a very interesting interview with Bob Gaudio about the music of The Four Seasons. Below is a preview of the interview: Q: It seems to me that there were two keys to the Four Seasons’ success: Frankie Valli’s totally distinctive voice and your instantly catchy songs that were [...]

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Frankie Valli’s New Recording Coming in October!

August 31st, 2007
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    Big news in USA Today on Frankie Valli! Elysa Gardner reports that his story and songs fueled one of the most popular Broadway musicals in years, and now Frankie Valli is ready to reclaim the spotlight. On October 2, the 73-year-old original Jersey boy will release “Romancing the ’60s,” his first album since the Four [...]

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What Makes Men Flock to Jersey Boys?

August 31st, 2007
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    Daily Southtown Theater Critic Betty Mohr provides the highlights of Chicago’s upcoming theater season. What is especially exciting about Chicago’s theater scene is that it is reaching out to all audiences. Even men, who have not been considered a major demographic in theatrical audiences, are getting in the act. Bob Gaudio, the songwriter and one [...]

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August 19, 2007

Broadway.com’s Fresh Look at Jersey Boys!

August 19th, 2007
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    Broadway.com is presenting a fresh look at 2007 megahits, including Jersey Boys! This feature includes interviews with Bob Gaudio, Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer, and John Lloyd Young, in addition to a photo gallery, a video, and fun facts about the show and The Four Seasons. Here’s a sneak peek at the interviews [...]

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August 6, 2007

Jersey Boys Cast and Bob Gaudio Pose With Their Grammy!

August 6th, 2007
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    Back in February, the Broadway smash hit Jersey Boys won the coveted Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. Turns out, it takes six months to actually receive the engraved trophy! Check out Broadway.com’s photo coverage of the event, including the entire cast and musicians who participated in the recording and original Four Seasons member, [...]

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July 27, 2007

New Bob Gaudio Video Interview!

July 27th, 2007
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    Jersey Boys is coming to ASU’s Gammage Auditorium in Tempe September 27-October 14, 2007! KTVK’s Sue Breding recently spent a day in Manhattan talking to Bob Gaudio, one of the original Jersey Boys about his career with the Four Seasons and what it’s like to watch his life story on stage. Check out the KTVK [...]

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May 25, 2007

JB: The Four Seasons’ Story Headed to the Ahmanson!

May 25th, 2007
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    Lea Lion of LADowntownNews.com states that most Americans of a certain age only need to hear a few notes of one of the Four Seasons’ many chart-topping songs to identify it. In the early ’60s, the pop group recorded its first platinum title, “Sherry,” followed by the big sellers “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk [...]

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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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Bob Gaudio’s First Group–The Royal Teens

April 15th, 2007
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    In Jersey Boys, we get a glimpse into Bob Gaudio’s first group, The Royal Teens. When Bob was 15, The Royal Teens hit #3 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in 1958 with “Short Shorts.” Today’s edition of the Rock Gems blog provides a detailed account of The Royal Teen’s rise to fame. Here’s a [...]

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April 3, 2007

Valli & Gaudio in Chicago Promoting Jersey Boys!

April 3rd, 2007
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    Philip Potempa of NWITimes.com reports that legendary original Four Seasons members Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio slipped into Chicago Monday to meet with press and VIPs about the arrival of the Broadway hit Jersey Boys for its Chicago debut October 6, which is just about six months away. Read the whole story and check out [...]

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