July 15, 2014

Check Out Jersey Boys Las Vegas’ @Graham_Fenton ‘s Thoughts on #JerseyBoysMovie & More in @ExpLasVegas!

July 15th, 2014

Jeff Leibow, Graham Fenton, Rob Marnell & Deven May (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)

Grace Bascos of USA TODAY’s Experience Vegas has a terrific interview with JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas cast member Graham Fenton, who shares his thoughts on the JERSEY BOYS movie and the success of the Las Vegas production of the show. Check out a sneak peek below:

The Vegas production of Jersey Boys, now in its seventh year, recently celebrated its 2,500th performance and is on its way to earning the title of longest-running theatrical production on the Strip this year. Graham Fenton, who plays Frankie Valli in the Vegas show, along with fellow cast members, caught an advanced screening of the film.

“It was a real thrill to be able to check it out,” Fenton says. “We may be actors, but we’re also fans of it. We were all chomping at the bit to go see this thing, and we actually have a lot of former cast members who were in the show, so we were really excited to go cheer on our friends.”

Though the show itself has been running for seven years, a nationwide release of the film translates into a greater reach for Jersey Boys than ever before. The production at Paris Las Vegas has even seen a boost in ticket sales since the release of the film.

“The show has been so successful and has run in so many places that I’m almost shocked whenever I hear someone who hasn’t heard of or seen the musical at this point,” admits Fenton. “But there are those people out there who we still haven’t reached. When there’s a 30-second commercial running on ESPN or something like that, that’s a whole audience of people who might not have been exposed to the whole musical yet. The film already has driven more people to come to see the show.”

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  1. Anyone who sees the movie has to see the live show. There is no comparison to the live experience. This show is an adrenalin rush and you do not get that with the movie.

    Comment by Gladys Marlin — July 16, 2014 @ 4:28 am

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