February 13, 2008

Fans Revisit the Old Neighborhood

February 13th, 2008

Jersey Boys Blog has learned that devoted fans of Jersey Boys and the original Four Seasons are getting together to tour the old neighborhood on Sunday morning, February 24. Plans include seeing the Stephen Crane Projects and the home of Tommy DeVito. They’ll drive by the place where Frankie first went up on stage, as well as Gaudio’s former Montclair mansion, favorite eateries, and sites of outdoor promo-shoots, in addition to visiting the well known Belmont Tavern, where some cast went prior to the Broadway Opening in order to get a feel for the good ol’ days. They’ll see where Pesci worked in his haircutting days and the beautiful ‘Nanina’s in the Park’ Restaurant, where Valli was honored in 2006 as Man of the Year. All these places and more… interspersed with personal accounts and history from Charles Alexander and others! This sounds like a lot of fun as well as an interesting way for fans to socialize.


  1. These plans are really coming together after weeks of planning. It’s going to be a fascinating excursion. If anyone wishes to be in touch about it, you can email me: [email protected].

    Comment by Audrey — February 13, 2008 @ 10:25 pm

  2. great pics audrey! looks like this will be a regular tour and why not? the greatest american group of all time and the greatest musical of all time will have fans yearning to see these sites for a long time, wish it the best of success and cant wait to show the fans the great exclusive pictures of the four seasons bowling lanes hung on the wall of fame in yesterdays treasures my store. jp

    Comment by jim petrecca — February 14, 2008 @ 12:43 am

  3. Audrey, this sounds like such a wonderful excursion. We’ll actually be able to put sites with names. And commentary from Charles, the gifted writer who has chronicled the 4 Seasons for years…who can ask for more than that? I also see on the Bulletin Board that we’ll have many of our out-of-town fans there, fresh from seeing the pheonomenal John Lloyd Young the day before. As I’m writing this, I’m trying to coordinate my work travel schedule so I can attend. Looks as if you hit it out of the park with this one, Audrey–kudos to you.

    Comment by Howard Tucker — February 14, 2008 @ 4:57 am

  4. Can we stop at Vinnie Abruzzi’s Little Touch of Newark for dinner?

    Comment by stubbleyou — February 14, 2008 @ 12:30 pm

  5. What a great idea! A historical, fact filled, sightseeing journey that highlights the lives of the original Jersey Boys… and friends to share the experience with at the same time! Who said education had to be boring!!!

    Comment by LuluThompson — February 15, 2008 @ 2:03 am

  6. There are still a couple spaces available for the bus tour this Sunday, 2/24, from 10:15 to 2:15. Email me by today, (Friday early evening) if you are interested. [email protected]

    Comment by Audrey — February 22, 2008 @ 12:53 pm

  7. I would be interested in any further tours. This sounds as if it was fascinating. I hope there are future plans.

    Comment by Lois DeStefano — February 29, 2008 @ 9:12 am

  8. I understand Frank Maiorano gave information about Four Seasons neighborhood to Walt Gollender.
    Maiorano is a newspaperman at the Belmont Tavern in Belleville.
    He’s also an actor and his manager is Tommy DeVito.
    Maiorano still lives in the Stephen Crane Village
    where he wrote the first story about the Jersey Boys musical while Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio were still working on it.
    Why didn’t Audrey interview him?

    Comment by Jerry Sands — March 3, 2008 @ 6:24 pm

  9. I certainly welcome the opportunity to interview Frank Maiorano! It would be an honor to include his first-hand experiences and information on the next tour- hopefully in May. Many people have come to light (and I’m sure many more will) who have unique perspectives and insights that would make future tours all the more fascinating.

    Thanks for the suggestion, Jerry. Please email me: [email protected].

    Comment by Audrey — March 3, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

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