September 24, 2009

Erich Bergen Leaves Vegas Jersey Boys

September 24th, 2009

Erich Bergen From Carol Cling in today’s Las Vegas Review-Journal: Singer and actor Erich Bergen, one of the Palazzo’s “Jersey Boys,” has left the hit show, in which he played Four Seasons member Bob Gaudio.

Bergen confirmed his departure in a prepared statement, acknowledging “I am no longer involved with ‘Jersey Boys,’ ” in an e-mail to the Review-Journal.

Bergen last appeared with the Las Vegas “Jersey Boys” cast on a Sept. 9 “America’s Got Talent” broadcast and was on vacation when production officials informed him he would not be returning to the role he had played for nearly three years on tour and in Las Vegas.

We wish the multitalented Erich Bergen all the best in his future endeavors!

(Photo Credit: Sam Morris, LV Sun)


  1. Stupid Move Production Officials.

    Comment by Lysa — September 24, 2009 @ 10:44 am

  2. Erich Bergen will surely be missed by his thousands of fans who have seen him perform as Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys. I am one of his faithful fans and he will always be my favorite Bob from the first time I watched him at the Ahmanson two years ago.
    However, we know now that he is one person who is super-loaded with talents and I am sure a lot of opportunities will present themselves to him eventually making him successful in any endeavor.
    Lots of luck to you Erich…I will surely miss you. .

    Comment by Miladay — September 24, 2009 @ 11:38 am

  3. This is quite a loss to the Jersey Boys family, as Erich is very much a huge part of the success of the Las Vegas production. He definitely fit the role of Bob Gaudio in every aspect! He will, without a doubt…be missed!

    Comment by Carolyn — September 24, 2009 @ 2:48 pm

  4. What a complete an utter shock! We started out watching the show in SF, going to LA, going to Sac, & going to LV because Erich Bergen & the SF cast were magical & magnificent. I can not believe the complete cowardice of an employer to notify someone when they are on vacation, especially after an employee, practically family member has worked for them for so long and hard and with dedication, even after falling through a trap door. This just means that Mr. Bergen is meant for bigger & better things, especially being the giving being he is. They are losing one of the biggest talents of the show, besides Mr. May.

    Comment by cc — September 24, 2009 @ 2:49 pm

  5. This is so wrong. Erich has been one of the two reasons that I have bothered going back and back to see the VEGAS show. Erich and Deven May are the two driving forces. I have been many times and we were so pleased that they finally got it right by bringing Deven back so all was right. Amazingly bad judgement by the shows producers. I don’t know the whole story but this is not right.

    Comment by Barbara Lewkow — September 25, 2009 @ 10:52 pm

  6. Though I am sure by the comments above that Erich Bergen did not leave on his terms, it seems to me that there is a whole cast of wonderful “forces” that bring the show together. I realize this because the show is doing very well, not only here in Vegas but in other cities as well. To make such statements as the ones above, discredits all the hard work that so many people do to make the show such a hit. I am positive that Erich and Deven have not been in every show that has been done over the years. It is time to move on and say goodbye, farewell to those no longer with the show and support those that work hard to make the show fabulous. This is part of showbiz, is it not.

    Comment by Tamara — September 26, 2009 @ 9:20 pm

  7. I go to see the Jersey Boys each and every month, and have done so since the show started. There are four generation of women that go to see the Four Seasons. We are grieving the loss of Erich. Just knowing he isn’t here in Las Vegas breaks our hearts. We love, respect and support the other cast members. However, it Erich that was the talent through which we were introduced to so many other talents. We attended events at the Liberace and went to the MJ Tribute. We have our tickets for the 2nd, and although the production company doesn’t feel that they need Erich, we may. Erich, “Thank You” for all the wonderful times. You have given wonderful memories to four generations of women to treasure forever. We will continue to follow your career and will always remain your loving and supporting fans.
    Sincerely, Bea, Kelly, Kehni & Nana…

    Comment by Bea J Doyle — September 26, 2009 @ 10:16 pm

  8. I believe the article in the blog is discussing the departure of Mr. Bergen, not the entire cast leaving, not the different design departments, not the directors, supervisors, managers, producers, PR, marketing, grips, catering, and whoever else comprises the company. I don’t believe anyone is trying to discredit anyone in the show. People know it takes a village to do just about anything. Paying customers ($60-$330 per ticket, depending on the venue) who have enjoyed & financially supported the show are just voicing their opinion. And by the comment above it appears to discredit the countless loyal paying customers and Mr. Bergen.

    Comment by Mo — September 28, 2009 @ 10:05 am

  9. Ditto to that!

    Comment by Carolyn — September 29, 2009 @ 3:27 pm

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