February 14, 2006

Marshall Brickman Discovers the Four Seasons

February 14th, 2006
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    In the current edition of Broadway.com’s First Person, Jersey Boys’ co-author Marshall Brickman confesses how a newfound passion for the Four Seasons coupled with the collaborative nature of theater helped him put the story of that crooning quartet from the Garden State on the Great White Way. Prior to launching his mega-successful screenwriting career, Brickman, [...]

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February 5, 2006

Jersey Boys–The One Bona Fide Hit of the Season

February 5th, 2006
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    San Diego Union-Tribune theater critic Anne Marie Welsh made a recent trip to the Big Apple to experience a sampling of Broadway and off-Broadway productions. Welsh notes that the Broadway season so far has proved that unpredictable, with just one bona fide (and artistically deserving) hit opening since August, the La Jolla Playhouse-spawned Jersey Boys. [...]

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February 2, 2006

Jersey Boys’ J. Robert Spencer Reflects on Playing the Late Nick Massi

February 2nd, 2006
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    J. Robert Spencer, who plays Nick Massi in the smash hit musical Jersey Boys, tells UPI that the script for the Broadway smash musical was based on actual interviews with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Spencer, however, was the only lead in the production who was unable to talk to the real-life guy he [...]

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January 31, 2006

Jersey Boys Marks 100th Broadway Performance February 1

January 31st, 2006
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    Broadwayworld.com reports that Broadway’s smash hit musical, Jersey Boys will celebrate their 100th performance tomorrow evening, February 1. The book, written by Marshall Bricman and Rick Elice, chronicles the lives of a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who, as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, became one of the [...]

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January 23, 2006

Reviewer Finds Jersey Boys Exhilarating!

January 23rd, 2006
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    Dottie Ashley from the Post and Courier goes into detail as to why Jersey Boys is such a major hit with audiences. Aslhey states that Jersey Boys is take-no-prisoners stuff, reflecting the zeal and passion of youth and the ambitions of musicians desperate for a better life. She describes the book, co-written by Marshall Brickman [...]

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January 20, 2006

Jersey Boys’ Christian Hoff’s Roles on Stage & the Upcoming Soap

January 20th, 2006
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    SignonSandiego.com’s Anne Marie Welsh updates readers on La Jolla, California native and Jersey Boys’ star Christian Hoff’, who will be joining the cast of soap opera All My Children beginning January 30 in the recurring role of Marty. Hoff was raised in La Jolla and trained in San Diego at the School of Creative and [...]

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January 12, 2006

Update on Christian Hoff

January 12th, 2006
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    According to today’s Playbill, Christian Hoff will continue to star as Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys while filming his role on “All My Children.”

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January 11, 2006

This Just In: Jersey Boys’ Christian Hoff Lands Role on ABC Soap “All My Children”

January 11th, 2006
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    Broadwayworld.com reports that Christian Hoff, who currently plays Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys, has been cast in the recurring role of “Marty” on the ABC soap opera “All My Children.” The “Marty” character works as a henchman in a casino. Hoff’s debut on the soap will be January 30th.

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January 5, 2006

Recap of Broadway 2005—Big Celebrities Came to See Jersey Boys!

January 5th, 2006
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    Any idea who has earned the title of Jersey Boys’ most devoted high-profile fan? According to Cityguideny.com, it’s Late Show bandleader Paul Shafer, who’s already seen the show three times, including opening night! Also on hand for opening night were original Four Seasons members Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, and Tommy DeVito—plus Joe Pesci, who grew [...]

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January 3, 2006

Former Surfer Boy Christian Hoff is Now Jersey Boy

January 3rd, 2006
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    Broadwayworld.com’s Craig Brockman provides an in-depth look at Christian Hoff, who is playing Jersey Boys’ tough-talking Tommy DeVito on Broadway. After moving to San Diego as a kid, Hoff began his theatrical career at the San Diego Junior Theatre when he was eight years old. Brockman goes into detail about Hoffman’s small and large screen [...]

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December 19, 2005

The Four Seasons Greetings CD–A Kid Who Sings Like an Angel!

December 19th, 2005
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    In Jersey Boys, Tommy DeVito describes young Frankie Castelluccio as a “kid who sings like an angel”. If you get a chance during this holiday season, check out “The 4 Seasons Greetings” Christmas CD. DeVito wasn’t kidding about this voice of an angel! Back in December 1962, the 4 Seasons had a Top 20 hit [...]

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December 4, 2005

Video Clips to Jersey Boys Rehearsals, Opening Night Celebrations, Scenes from the Hit Show, and TV Appearances

December 4th, 2005
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    Several Broadway-related websites have done a great job capturing the magic of Jersey Boys rehearsals, the Opening Night gala, performances at the August Wilson Theater, and TV appearances featuring the cast, the original Four Seasons members, and other people associated with the show. Below are some highlights: This Broadway.com video features rehearsal footage with cast [...]

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Celebrities Come Out to See Jersey Boys!

December 4th, 2005
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    Celebrities from all over the globe have come out since Opening Night to enjoy the hit musical Jersey Boys! Broadway.com covered the emotional curtain call and a slew of celebrities heading to the Marriott Marquis to celebrate the phenomenal November 6 opening night of Jersey Boys. In addition to original Four Seasons members Frankie Valli, [...]

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November 23, 2005

Tommy DeVito & Christian Hoff On Radio Show 11/27

November 23rd, 2005
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    Reported Paul Calvalconte will talk with original Four Seasons member, Tommy DeVito, and Christian Hoff, the actor playing him in Jersey Boys, on WQCD Radio (101.9fm) on Sunday, November 27 at 7:00am.

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November 22, 2005

Tommy DeVito Reflects on His Life

November 22nd, 2005
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    Original Four Seasons member Tommy DeVito is portrayed as the group’s hustling bad-boy founder in Jersey Boys. Although this petty thief got the band on the map with his magnetism and ambition, his gambling debts and tax evasion eventually put the Four Seasons’ success in jeopardy. DeVito tells his side of the story to the [...]

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November 16, 2005

Jersey Boys on Broadway–It Doesn’t Get Much Better!!

November 16th, 2005
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    It doesn’t get any better than this!!! Picture this: Your favorite band of all time is the Four Seasons! You grew up with them, listened to them every day since the age of two. Okay, that’s my story… Sure, they had a ton of number one records (seven) & even more Top 10 hits (19)–but [...]

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November 7, 2005

Opening Night for Jersey Boys–Oh What a Night!!

November 7th, 2005
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    Celebrities came out in droves for Jersey Boys’ opening night and after-party festivities. In addition to the three surviving Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio and Tommy DeVito, big screen actors Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, and Danny Aiello; Soprano castmates Jamie-Lynn Discala, Tony Sirico, Steve Van Zandt, Frank Vincent and Vincent Pastore; and singers Frankie [...]

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