January 13, 2010

‘Good Morning Memphis’ Interview with Bob Gaudio and Joseph Leo Bwarie!

January 13th, 2010
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    The JERSEY BOYS national tour will be heading to The Memphis Orpheum January 24-February 14. Real life Jersey Boy and original Four Seasons member Bob Gaudio and JERSEY BOYS national tour’s Frankie Valli, Joseph Leo Bwarie talk with “Good Morning Memphis” anchor Valerie Calhoun.

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January 12, 2010

Bob Gaudio Interview on FOX13 in Memphis

January 12th, 2010
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    FOX13 in Memphis sat down with Bob Gaudio, who talks about the success of JERSEY BOYS, the music of The Four Seasons, what he hopes the audience takes away from the show, and more!

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November 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Wishes to Bob Gaudio!

November 17th, 2009
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    Photo 9 by Walter McBride at BroadwayWorld.com; Photo 10 by Ben Strothmann at BroadwayWorld.com; Photos 11-12 by Linda Lenzi at BroadwayWorld.com On November 17, 1942, Bob Gaudio, “the kid who plays like a madman–and he writes songs”–was born! We wish musical genius, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Songwriters Hall of Fame member, and [...]

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November 12, 2009

Bob Gaudio’s Granddaughter & JB National Tour Cast Members at Young Playwrights’ Theater Fundraiser

November 12th, 2009
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    Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli) showing off his dessert with Window’s Brianna D’Amico, Jersey Girl Denise Payne, Window’s Andrew Gerstel, Jersey Girl Kara Tremel, and Jersey Boys Steve Gouveia (Nick Massi) and Courter Simmons (Joe Pesci) (Photo credit: Bisnow.com The Washington Times Green & Glover column has a write-up on “Bobby’s Girl”–who happens to be [...]

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October 9, 2009

The Night Lasagna Got the Scoop

October 9th, 2009
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    By Charles Alexander As Frankie Valli’s official biographer (see http://www.gilgweb.com/Bios/Valli-Alexander_Bio.html), I often get the chance to see him backstage, though I must admit that he never recognizes me until I reintroduce myself. It’s always fun, and you never can tell who’s going to show up. But rarely have I had so many pleasant surprises as [...]

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October 2, 2009

Frankie Valli, Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice Talk to The Washington Post

October 2nd, 2009
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    In a special to The Washington Post, Nelson Pressley talks to Frankie Valli and co-writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice about how the JERSEY BOYS musical came about and the international hit it has become. Below is a preview: Frankie Valli doesn’t call “Jersey Boys” a musical; he consistently refers to the Broadway show as [...]

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September 24, 2009

Reflections from Two of the Four Seasons: Gaudio & Valli

September 24th, 2009
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    As a preview to Frankie Valli performing this Sunday at TPAC’s Jackson Hall in Nashville, Dave Paulson of Tenessean.com has a feature with two of the men who comprised The Four Seasons nearly fifty years ago–Valli and his partner (and Nashville resident) Bob Gaudio! The partners talk about the success of their group, the hits, [...]

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August 31, 2009

Reflections on Jersey Boys from Gaudio and Elice

August 31st, 2009
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    As reported earlier, Bob Gaudio and Rick Elice were in Toronto last week for the first-anniversary gala performance of JERSEY BOYS! Robert Cushman chatted with Gaudio and Elice about creating JERSEY BOYS and the show’s worldwide success. According to Gaudio, the show is to be believed. “I was a more than reluctant performer. Who says [...]

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August 26, 2009

Two Fabulous Bob Gaudio Interviews!

August 26th, 2009
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    Bob Gaudio is all over the map this week! WNED’s Mike Desmond recently spoke to Bob Gaudio about his music career, including his early success with The Royal Teens, The Four Seasons, the many other major artists he has worked with over the years, and the success of JERSEY BOYS! Visit PublicBroadcasting.net to listen to [...]

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August 25, 2009

Original Jersey Boy Bob Gaudio Celebrates Toronto Anniversary!

August 25th, 2009
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    In honor of the production’s one-year anniversary at the Toronto Centre of the Arts, Four Seasons member Bob Gaudio was in town Thursday, Aug. 20 to take in a performance of the show he helped bring to Broadway four years ago in New York City. Reporter Fannie Sunshine has a terrific interview with original Jersey [...]

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August 24, 2009

Bob Gaudio Celebrates First Anniversary with Jersey Boys Toronto Cast; Show Extends Through November 29!

August 24th, 2009
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    Michael Lomenda (Nick Massi), Quinn VanAntwerp (Bob Gaudio), Bob Gaudio, Jeff Madden (Frankie Valli), Daniel Robert Sullivan (Tommy DeVito) [Photo Credit: Cheol Joon Baek] From BroadwayWorld.com: Dancap Productions Inc., producers of the award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, celebrated the production’s one year anniversary last week at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. In honour of [...]

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August 20, 2009

Bob Gaudio Reflects on the Enduring Appeal of The Four Seasons’ Music

August 20th, 2009
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    Toronto Star’s Bruce DeMara notes that even Four Seasons songwriter/keyboardist Bob Gaudio can’t quite believe it. In Toronto, the original Broadway cast recording of Jersey Boys placed third in CD sales for the week of Aug. 3 to 9 and The Very Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons placed fifth. The two albums [...]

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July 26, 2009

Part Three of Bob Gaudio’s ‘Undercover’ Interview!

July 26th, 2009
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    In Part Three of Bob Gaudio’s fabulous “Undercover” interview with Paul Cashmere, Bob talks about working with music legends such as Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Barbara Streisand and Michael Jackson, in addition to meeting and working with his wife, Judy.

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July 25, 2009

Part Two of Bob Gaudio’s ‘Undercover’ Interview!

July 25th, 2009
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    In Part Two of Bob Gaudio’s fantastic “Undercover” interview with Paul Cashmere, Bob talks about the process of writing and releasing songs such as “Rag Doll,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” writing for other artists, and the concept album, “Genuine Imitation Life Gazette.”

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July 24, 2009

Part One of Bob Gaudio’s ‘Undercover’ Interview!

July 24th, 2009
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    This is Part One of Bob Gaudio’s fabulous “Undercover” interview with Paul Cashmere! Bob talks about watching the Jersey Boys story unfold; the accuracy of the stage show; Joe Pesci’s involvement in getting Gaudio into the Four Seasons’ Tommy’s role in the band; his first successful song with The Royal Teens–”Short Shorts”; getting his high [...]

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July 3, 2009

Bob Gaudio Interview on Radio Australia!

July 3rd, 2009
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    Listen to an amazing interview with Bob Gaudio on Radio Australia! Bob talks about his extraordinary career, including early days as a young musician, songwriter and performer in The Royal Teens; his career as the member of The Four Seasons; his musical projects outside of the group; working with the late Michael Jackson in the [...]

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June 29, 2009

Four Seasons’ Story Ready to Hit High Notes in Melbourne

June 29th, 2009
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    Robin Usher of The Age has the behind the scenes story of JERSEY BOYS–which opens on Saturday at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne. According to Usher, the songs were a given, but telling the Jersey Boys’ back story took courage. Director Des McAnuff already had a reputation as a hitmaker when he agreed to take [...]

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June 28, 2009

Bob Gaudio Excited About Jersey Boys Melbourne!

June 28th, 2009
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    Ian Cuthbertson of The Australian has an in-depth interview with Bob Gaudio, who seems genuinely excited about the Melbourne debut of JERSEY BOYS, which will be the seventh major production of the show after those in several US cities, a Canadian company, and the London production. Though he had assistance with lyrics from producer Bob [...]

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June 24, 2009

The Four Seasons Story Soon to Rock Melbourne!

June 24th, 2009
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    Ross Brundett of The Herald Sun has posted his recent interview with Bob Gaudio, who is convinced that Melbourne is the right place to have a show that chronicles the rise of The Four Seasons, from the mob-controlled mean streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Here’s a sneak peek [...]

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