May 31, 2006

Broadway Breaks Records; Jersey Boys Predicted To Be Long-Running Hit!

May 31st, 2006
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    Reuters reports that Broadway sold a record 12 million tickets in the 2005-06 season, a rise of 4.1% from the previous campaign, with more than half taken by tourists, according to statistics released on Wednesday. Box office grosses rose 12% to $861.6 million, also a record, the League of American Theatres and Producers said. The [...]

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Jersey Boys In Box Office Millionaires’ Club Again This Week!

May 31st, 2006
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    Is it the pre-Tony Award hoopla? Is it the warm late spring temperatures? Whatever the case may be–Broadway grosses for the week ending May 28, 2006 were up more than $280,000 from the previous week. For the 33 shows on the boards, grosses totaled $20,363,820. Jersey Boys had another week in the millionaire’s club, grossing [...]

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Jersey Boys Sing “Bye Bye” to Katie Couric

May 31st, 2006
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    On her last day as co-host on NBC’s “Today Show,” Katie Couric was serenaded by some of the most outstanding entertainers, including Tony Bennett and Martina McBride. But–NBC saved the best entertainment for last! Katie’s co-host Matt Lauer introduced Jersey Boys as one of Katie’s favorite Broadway musicals! Katie, and probably the entire crowd, looked [...]

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May 30, 2006

Valli’s Vegas Interview

May 30th, 2006
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    Watch a Frankie Valli interview, including clips from a 1997 Las Vegas concert on the “Entertainment Las Vegas Style” program. Valli talks to reporter Tony Sacca about his musical influences, his success, and his contemporary concert sound.

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Jersey Boys Scheduled to Serenade Katie Couric Tomorrow!

May 30th, 2006
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    The cast of Jersey Boys will be part of the star-studded lineup scheduled to say farewell to Katie Couric tomorrow as she steps down as the “Today Show” co-host after 15 years. The three-hour special will air from 7AM-10 (Eastern Time) on NBC. Wonder if the guys will sing “Bye Bye Katie (Katie Goodbye)” to [...]

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May 29, 2006

New Video Interview with John Lloyd Young on Official Jersey Boys Broadway Site

May 29th, 2006
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    Watch the new Jersey Boys Broadway video with John Lloyd Young, who talks about what he did to prepare to play the legendary Frankie Valli on Broadway. Not only did he see Valli in concert, but he also drew upon his late Italian-American grandfather for inspiration. From the official home page, click on Media to [...]

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Brickman & Elice Tell the Jersey Boys’ Story

May 29th, 2006
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    Playbill.com’s Ernio Hernandez discusses how the Jersey Boys’ story came about with co-librettists Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Brickman told Playbill.com, “It was a pretty good group. Des McAnuff, the director, was really ballsy. We brought him a fifty-page sort of scenario thing, no scenes, just a description and he said ‘Okay, I get it’ [...]

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May 28, 2006

John Lloyd Young–Jersey Boy & Shining Star

May 28th, 2006
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    New York Times reporter Mark Rotella’s interview with Tony Award nominee John Lloyd Young sheds light about Young playing legendary Frankie Valli in the megahit musical Jersey Boys; his childhood; his early days as an actor; his life in Jersey City; and so much more. John Lloyd Young, the man who plays Frankie Valli, has [...]

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JB Cast Album Remains at Number Four on Billboard Chart

May 28th, 2006
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    For the second consecutive week, Jersey Boys Original Cast Recording holds the Number 4 position on Billboard’s Top Broadway Album Charts. Here are the Top 10 Broadway Albums for the week of May 27, 2006 from Billboard Magazine: Wicked Harry on Broadway Act 1/The Pajama Game Mama Mia! Jersey Boys The Color Purple Spamalot Hairspray [...]

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Daniel Reichard Makes Cleveland Proud

May 28th, 2006
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    In today’s edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer theatre critic Tony Brown provides an in-depth interview into Rocky River (a Cleveland suburb) native Daniel Reichard’s debut on the Great White Way as one of the Four Seasons in the biggest musical hit of the 2005-06 season, Jersey Boys. Reflecting on playing Bob Gaudio, Reichard states, [...]

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Listen to NY Times Ben Brantley’s Discussion of Jersey Boys & 2006 Broadway Season

May 28th, 2006
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    In his overview of the 2006 Broadway season, New York Times theatre critic discusses Jersey Boys and John Lloyd Young in his NPR interview. You’ll also be treated to John Lloyd Young’s amazing rendition of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” On June 8, NPR will feature an interview with Jersey Boys’ Director Des McAnuff.

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More Reflections on the 2006 Broadway Season

May 28th, 2006
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    With the Tony Awards only two weeks away, in a special to the Los Angeles Times, Patrick Pacheco reflects on the Broadway musicals. Pacheco says, whatever their merits, three of the nominees for the best musical Tony — The Drowsy Chaperone, The Wedding Singer, and Jersey Boys– are in line with the light fare that [...]

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May 26, 2006

Critics Continue to Praise Jersey Boys

May 26th, 2006
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    In their latest column on Talkinbroadway.com, columnists Barbara and Scott Siegel rave about their most recent visit to see Jersey Boys. Here’s what they had to say: We also recently went back to see Jersey Boys. We weren’t going to wait four seasons to see it again. And what was fun back when it opened [...]

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Outer Critics Circle Awards Photos

May 26th, 2006
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    BroadwayWorld.com and Playbill.com provide extensive coverage of the Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony held at Sardi’s on May 25. You’ll see photos of Jersey Boys’ co-writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, original Four Seasons member Bob Gaudio, and Outstanding Actor in a Musical winner John Lloyd Young. Jersey Boys was honored with THREE Outer Critics [...]

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May 25, 2006

JBB EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Jersey Boys’ Tony Award Nominee Lighting Designer Howell Binkley

May 25th, 2006
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    Jersey Boys Blog is honored to present a recent interview with Jersey Boys’ Tony-nominated Lighting Designer Howell Binkley, who talks about the creative process of lighting design, his remarkable career, and his phenomenal experience with Jersey Boys. JBB: Congratulations on your Tony nomination for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Jersey Boys! How did [...]

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Jersey Boys Rock On “Regis & Kelly”

May 25th, 2006
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    Hope you had a chance to see Jersey Boys’ Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer, and John Lloyd Young today on “Live With Regis and Kelly!” The guys started out with “Rag Doll,” followed by “My Eyes Adored You,” and “Walk Like a Man.” Then, after chatting briefly with Regis, the guys closed the [...]

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John Lloyd Young Attends Broadway Bears Auction

May 25th, 2006
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    BroadwayWorld.com’s Ben Strothmann provides wonderful photo coverage of the May 21 “Broadway Bears IX” auction, which raised a grand total of $114,638 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. John Lloyd Young was on hand to lend his support at the event, showing off the Frankie Valli bear that was up for auction.

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Outer Critics Circle Awards Ceremony Today!

May 25th, 2006
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    Playbill.com reports that the Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony will be held today at Sardi’s Restaurant. The winners of 55th annual honors were made public May 14. The awards are decided upon by an group of writers “covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway.” Jersey Boys’ OCC Awards: [...]

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McAnuff & Young– “Are You a Competitive Person?”

May 25th, 2006
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    In a new Broadway.com video, Tony nominees are asked, “Are you a competitive person?” Check out what Jersey Boys’ Des McAnuff and John Lloyd Young, along with many other Tony nominees had to say.

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