January 2, 2008

Author’s Widow Sues Tommy DeVito Over Jersey Boys!

January 2nd, 2008
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    From TMZ.com: Donna Corbello, widow of Rex Conrad Woodard, is suing Tommy DeVito, because she claims her late husband’s book on DeVito’s life was the basis of Jersey Boys, but she’s been cut out of the profits. Corbello is seeking a declaration that her late husband is the “joint owner” of that as-yet unpublished book, [...]

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January 1, 2008

Tommy DeVito’s Insight on Four Seasons’ Songs

January 1st, 2008
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    During his Goldmine interview, reporter Ken Sharp asked Tommy DeVito to share memories of some of The Four Seasons’ biggest songs. Below are some of Tommy’s thoughts: “Rag Doll”: Me and Gaudio were coming out of the studio and we had some kid run up and do our windshield. I didn’t have any single and [...]

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Goldmine’s Interview with Tommy DeVito!

January 1st, 2008
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    Along with Frankie Valli’s candid interview, the current issue of Goldmine Magazine features an extensive interview with founding Four Seasons member, guitarist Tommy DeVito, who powered the band’s sound with his dynamic six-string abilities and spirited background vocals. Here’s a sneak peek of what Tommy had to say: Goldmine: When did you start playing guitar? [...]

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December 31, 2007

Goldmine Magazine Features The Four Seasons!

December 31st, 2007
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    The latest edition of Goldmine Magazine, the record and CD collectors’ magazine, has an extensive cover story on Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, which includes incredible photos and interviews with Frankie Valli and Tommy DeVito! Here’s a preview of the Goldmine interview with Frankie Valli: GM: Having seen the Jersey Boys play, what struck [...]

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December 25, 2007

Latest Jersey Boys Podcast–Part 3 of Tommy DeVito’s Interview!

December 25th, 2007
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    The 58th Jersey Boys Podcast has been posted. This podcast includes Part 3 of 4 of our interview with original Four Season member Tommy DeVito. The topics covered by Tommy in this part includes: his favorite Four Seasons songs and background ideas on why he thinks some were hits & some were not; details on [...]

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November 27, 2007

Latest Jersey Boys Podcast–Interview With Tommy DeVito!

November 27th, 2007
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    Jersey Boys Podcast has just posted Part One of a four-part interview with the one and only Tommy DeVito! In the first segment, Tommy talks about his childhood, how he got interested in playing guitar, his interest in playing country music, his days with the Variety Trio, the Variatones, and the Four Lovers! This interview [...]

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July 8, 2007

Tommy DeVito Stays With His Guitar

July 8th, 2007
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    Original Four Seasons member Tommy DeVito admits to Star-Ledger reporter Jay Lustig that his singing days are over. DeVito admits, “I don’t have the chops; I’m not going to fool myself.” However, as a guitarist, his skills are still there, and he proves it on his first solo album, “A Man 4 All Seasons: 1st [...]

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June 19, 2007

Happy Birthday To The Original Jersey Boy Tommy DeVito!

June 19th, 2007
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    Jersey Boys Blog would like to send Happy Birthday wishes to Original Jersey Boy Tommy DeVito, who was born in Belleville, New Jersey on June 19, 1928! For more details on Tommy, check out his JBB Exclusive Interview!

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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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March 8, 2007

Own A Piece of Rock’n'Roll History–Tommy DeVito’s Guitar!

March 8th, 2007
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    Own a piece of Rock and Roll history from the Four Seasons! Tommy DeVito’s 1960′s vintage Fender Jaguar electric guitar is for sale on eBay! Tommy played this guitar on the “Ed Sullivan Show,” in concert, and on many of the Four Seasons’ smash hit recordings! Visit eBay for all of the details!

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December 23, 2006

JBB EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Tommy DeVito!

December 23rd, 2006
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    Tommy DeVito is one of the main characters in Jersey Boys and gets the show off with a bang right after the opening musical number “Ces Soirees-La,” but he isn’t just a character in Jersey Boys, he’s a real live person that lived the rock star life portrayed on stage by Tony Award Winner, Christian [...]

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December 10, 2006

Samples of Tommy DeVito’s New CD!

December 10th, 2006
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    The tech half of JBB has discovered a way to embed a Flash music player within the pages of Jersey Boys Blog. Click on the Tommy DeVito CD Samples link to hear 30-second previews of Tommy’s new CD entitled, “A Man for All Seasons: First Season Summer.”

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December 2, 2006

Tommy DeVito’s New Website and CD!

December 2nd, 2006
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    Tommy DeVito has a new CD entitled “A Man of All Seasons: 1st Season, Summer” that features Italian folk and similar-style instrumentals. It is available for purchase on Tommy’s website: tommydevito.com.

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September 7, 2006

Tommy DeVito Will Ride in Grande Parade in PA Saturday

September 7th, 2006
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    Reporter Stephen Seeber of the Lititz Record Express notes that after flying high in the wake of four Tony Awards for the hit musical Jersey Boys, and the resulting resurgence of one of the greatest rock and roll groups of all time, Tommy DeVito of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons will be on the [...]

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June 22, 2006

Christian Hoff’s Road to the Tony

June 22nd, 2006
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    NCTimes.com staff writer Pam Kragen had a chance to talk to longtime San Diegan Christian Hoff, who just last week won the Tony Award for his breakout performance as tough guy Tommy DeVito in the Tony-winning musical “Jersey Boys.” Hoff originated the role in the show’s 2004 world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse, and he [...]

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June 18, 2006

Christian Hoff’s Reflections on Winning a Tony

June 18th, 2006
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    Theatermania.com’s Brian Scott Lipton says if there was an award for Most Dramatic Moment on the Tony Awards, it would go to Christian Hoff’s win as Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Jersey Boys. Reflecting on his honor, Hoff says, “It was a great surprise. We had just performed and they got me back [...]

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JB’s National & International Appeal

June 18th, 2006
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    Who doesn’t love an underdog? It might seem ironic in hindsight, what with all the repeated shout-outs and standing ovations, but last fall, that was the situation for this year’s best-musical Tony winner. Variety’s Gordon Cox and David Rooney note that Jersey Boys, a jukebox tuner about (what else?) scrappy little guys who go on [...]

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June 16, 2006

Jersey Boys’ Tony Award Acceptance Speeches

June 16th, 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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More Tony Recaps from New York & La Jolla

June 16th, 2006
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    New York Post’s Michael Riedel said the jukebox musical lives. By bestowing the Tony Award for Best Musical on Jersey Boys, Broadway certified that shows built around old baby-boomer favorites – in this case, the songs of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – are here to stay. So discredited was the form that last [...]

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