September 19, 2012

A Salute to the Late, Great Nick Massi in Honor of His Birthday, Part Two: ‘Close Your Eyes’

September 19th, 2012
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    To continue honoring the late Nick Massi on his birthday, we wanted to share one of our absolute favorites: a rare 1964 fantastic concert recording of him singing lead on “Close Your Eyes.”

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A Salute to the Late, Great Nick Massi in Honor of His Birthday, Part One: ‘Living Just for You’

September 19th, 2012
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    In honor of original Four Seasons’ bass guitarist, bass singer, and vocal arranger Nick Massi’s birthday, we wanted to share a wonderful song he wrote for The Four Seasons, “Living Just For You,” found on the “Working My Way Back To You” album. Listen to those beautiful lyrics, as well as the perfection in the [...]

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September 19, 2011

A Salute to the Late, Great Nick Massi on His Birthday

September 19th, 2011
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    In honor of original Four Seasons’ bass guitarist, bass singer, and vocal arranger Nick Massi’s birthday, we wanted to share a rare 1964 fantastic concert recording of him singing lead on “Close Your Eyes.”

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November 2, 2010

Jersey Boys, Vegas Style

November 2nd, 2010
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    (Photo credits for 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9: Patti Massi-Candeliere) By Patti Massi-Candeliere (with Audrey Rockman) Entering the Palazzo Resort Hotel & Casino was truly luxurious, and the background music throughout the hotel was serene and calm, tastefully complementing the look of this elegant hotel. What a thrill to see this Jersey Boys theatre [...]

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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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January 30, 2007

Who in the World is Alex Alda?

January 30th, 2007
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    As you all know from Jersey Boys, the guys went through a ton of names before that fateful night at the bowling alley when they became the Four Seasons. Did you ever hear the country song “Little Pony” by Alex Alda? Turns out Alex Alda was Nick Massi with the soon-to-be Four Seasons in 1962! [...]

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December 2, 2006

Michael Ingersoll Reflects on JB, Nick Massi, and His Life as an Actor

December 2nd, 2006
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    Dayton City Paper’s Russell Florence, Jr. has a fascinating interview with Michael Ingersoll, who plays Nick Massi in Jersey Boys national tour. When Kettering native Ingersoll took on the starring role in a recent Chicago production of Tick, Tick… Boom!, Chicago Sun-Times critic Hedy Weiss offered a bit of sound advice that would inadvertently catapult [...]

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August 31, 2006

Actor Chosen for Nick Massi Role in JB National Tour

August 31st, 2006
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    Chicago Sun Theatre Critic Hedy Weiss reports that Michael Ingersoll has won a lead role in the Jersey Boys’ national tour. Weiss noted that when the Pegasus Players’ production of Jonathan Larson’s musical tick, tick … BOOM! opened here in May, actor Michael Ingersoll — who had moved to Chicago just seven months earlier — [...]

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July 16, 2006

JBB EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Bobby Spencer!

July 16th, 2006
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    Jersey Boys Blog had the phenomenal opportunity while in New York to interview J. Robert (Bobby) Spencer before the Friday, July 7, 2006 evening performance of Jersey Boys. Bobby talked about his amazing journey with Jersey Boys since the early days at La Jolla Playhouse; what it’s like to play the late Nick Massi; the [...]

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June 23, 2006

JB–A Bio For All Seasons!

June 23rd, 2006
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    Sioux City Journal staff writer Bruce R. Miller notes that Frankie Valli may be the most recognizable member of The Four Seasons but “Jersey Boys” is hardly a one-man show. Set to a driving, infectious beat, the stage biography gives ample time to the group’s other members, weaving a tale that’s both cautionary and laudatory. [...]

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June 12, 2006

Jersey Boys’ Tony Award Acceptance Speeches

June 12th, 2006
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    Broadway.com provides transcripts of the acceptance speeches of the 2006 Tony Award winners. Below are the moving speeches by Howell Binkley, Christian Hoff, John Lloyd Young, and JB Producer Michael David. Howell Binkley, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Jersey Boys “Hey, first of all, Jersey Boys has been an incredible adventure I think for [...]

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The Crowd Goes Wild at La Jolla Playhouse Tony Party!

June 12th, 2006
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    Jersey Boys Blog is thrilled to post a report from Special Correspondent Sue Lasbury from the La Jolla Playhouse Tony Awards party! La Jolla Playhouse Tony Award Party La Jolla, California 11 June 2006, 4:30 to 8:30pm Home of the 2006 Tony Award Winner, Best Musical: Jersey Boys Two hundred Jersey Boys fans gathered in [...]

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June 11, 2006

Bios on the Boys

June 11th, 2006
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    Peter Filichia of the Star-Ledger notes that before Jersey Boys, now the hottest musical ticket on Broadway opened in November, only the most diehard musical theater aficionados could have identified Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer and John Lloyd Young. Now, thanks to their performances as Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi and Frankie [...]

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June 8, 2006

Four Seasons–Bigger Than Ever Thanks to Jersey Boys!

June 8th, 2006
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    According to a Reuters article today, Bob Gaudio, songwriting partner of Frankie Valli and one of the original Four Seasons, says he’s beginning to think Jersey Boys, a Broadway musical about the band, may be even more successful than the band itself. In a telephone interview, Gaudio’s business partner, legendary Four Seasons lead singer Frankie [...]

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May 21, 2006

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 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 15, 2006

Another Must-See Video Clip of the Original Four Seasons

April 15th, 2006
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    Here’s another amazing Youtube.com video clip of the original Four Seasons (Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi, and Frankie Valli) on “Hullabaloo!” in 1965 singing “Dawn,” “Rag Doll,” “Toy Soldier,” and “Bye, Bye Baby.”

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