June 14, 2006

One Critic’s Thoughts on Jersey Boys

June 14th, 2006
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    Philadelphia Inquirer’s Howard Shapiro has some thoughts on Jersey Boys taking home the top prize at the Tonys. Shapiro says it’s nostalgic. It’s ebullient. It’s the American dream, with twists. It makes you happy. And, he admits, it was a surprise to him when Jersey Boys won the Tony for best musical. When the envelope [...]

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JB Tony News Updates!

June 14th, 2006
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    Over the last two days, news sources from around the globe have announced Jersey Boys’ four big wins at this year’s Tony Awards. Below are a few of the news updates: Bloomberg’s Philip Boroff reported that Jersey Boys, a backstage drama about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons punctuated with performances of their 1960s and [...]

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JBB EXCLUSIVE Tony Awards Coverage!

June 14th, 2006
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    Oh, What a Night! Jersey Boys Blog is thrilled to present Special Correspondent Fran Gatto’s coverage at the 2006 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2006! My friend Andrew Baumer and I had decided we were going to see our Jersey Boys’ favorites sweep the Tonys this year. So we got [...]

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June 12, 2006

Jersey Boys Tony Party Photo Coverage

June 12th, 2006
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    Broadwayworld.com provides fabulous coverage of the Jersey Boys Tony Awards party held at the Hard Rock Cafe. In addition to shots of the cast, crew, and producers, there are some great photos of original Four Seasons’ members Bob Gaudio and Tommy DeVito, and producer/songwriter Bob Crewe.

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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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June 11, 2006

Up-to-the-Minute Tony News from Playbill.com TONIGHT!

June 11th, 2006
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    The 60th Annual Tony Awards are tonight! Follow the awards LIVE as Playbill reports up-to-the-minute news from back-stage at Radio City starting at 7PM. Playbill.com editor Robert Simonson will blog from the Tony Press Room – CLICK HERE and refresh this page throughout the evening to read what the Tony winners say after they leave [...]

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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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March 19, 2006

What Jersey Boys Means to You…One Fan’s Story

March 19th, 2006
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    Jersey Boys Blog is excited to post Fran Gatto’s wonderful story about what Jersey Boys means to her: When I first heard about a play about Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons, I knew I had to put it on my list of things to do. I saw the play in previews four days before [...]

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February 26, 2006

The Four Seasons–A Working-Man’s Group

February 26th, 2006
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    Atlantic City Weekly’s Steve Angelucci highlights the career of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, who appeared this weekend at Caesars this weekend on the heels of the successful Broadway show, Jersey Boys. Long before the term “doo-wop” came into being, Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi sang street-corner harmony that they [...]

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February 24, 2006

Frankie Valli Hangs On to What He’s Got…

February 24th, 2006
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    Wonder if the blue-collar kid from the Newark who had big dreams to be a singer ever thought his life story would be on Broadway? According to Chuck Darrow of the Asbury Park Press, Frankie Valli, the pop-rock legendary lead singer of the phenomenal chat-topping The Four Seasons, had that kind of dream, but never [...]

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February 23, 2006

Jersey Boys Has a BIG Celebrity Following

February 23rd, 2006
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    NYC City Guide Magazine reports that the unstoppable musical Jersey Boys has a big, big celebrity following. Among the A-listers spotted taking in the splendid Four Seasons biography in recent weeks were Nicole Kidman, Kevin Spacey, Pierce Brosnan, Katie Couric, Michelle Pfeiffer, Calvin Klein, Joan Rivers, Larry David, Shirley MacLaine, Harvey Keitel, Helen Hunt, Sherry [...]

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February 19, 2006

Frankie Valli’s Reflections on the Ups, the Downs, and the Smash Hit Jersey Boys

February 19th, 2006
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    The Providence Journal’s Leslie Gray Streeter states that The Four Seasons are a lot of things: American music icons, the 1960s standard-bearers of doo-wop pop, one of the few groups stateside to withstand and survive in the midst of Beatlemania and the craze over all things British, and the inspiration for one very popular Broadway [...]

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February 17, 2006

John Lloyd Young—The Hot Ticket on Broadway

February 17th, 2006
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    How hot is John Lloyd Young’s Broadway career? Young, who is making his Broadway debut playing Frankie Valli in this season’s smash hit, Jersey Boys, talked to Associated Press reporter Mark Kennedy about his early days as a struggling actor, his current success, and what may be next for him. While Young was studying acting [...]

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