July 7, 2007

How Many Times Have You Seen Jersey Boys?

July 7th, 2007

According to an article in Variety.com, MTV’s Programming Chief Tony DiSanto loves Jersey Boys! He has seen the 2006 Best Musical Tony winner more than 30 times!

It’s been a while since we asked–so we thought we’d take a quick poll to see–How many times have you seen Jersey Boys?


  1. Saw it in October and I will see it again July 13 – both times on Broadway. Just purchased season tickets to the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center so that I could see the National Touring Company of Jersey Boys!

    Would love to see the original cast in a movie one of these days!

    Comment by Helen — July 7, 2007 @ 4:27 pm

  2. 7 times Sherry cast; 5 times Chicago cast!

    Comment by Leanna — July 7, 2007 @ 7:14 pm

  3. Saw Jesey Boys October 12 2005 on previews and then three times after that, January 2006, May 2006, March 2007. Hopefully I will be going again very soon.

    All the shows were on Broadway and John Lloyd as well as the entire original cast was performing in it those nights. What a Thrill!!!!!

    Comment by Viv — July 7, 2007 @ 8:48 pm

  4. My first time seeing the show on Broadway was August 16,2006. Ever since then I have seen it 8 times.If I could I would see the show everyweek.Everytime I see it, it just keeps getting better and better.

    Comment by Christina — July 7, 2007 @ 9:20 pm

  5. Now… that all depends if I answer the question tonight or wait till I check out the SRO line at August Wilson tomorrow. I’m very hopeful that my number will change in the next 24 hours. Wish me luck.

    Comment by Audrey — July 7, 2007 @ 9:36 pm

  6. twice. seen both bway and touring cast once each.

    Comment by Yvette — July 7, 2007 @ 9:50 pm

  7. Who has seen it over 30 times? That is, wow! Congrats.

    Comment by Hilary — July 7, 2007 @ 11:40 pm

  8. Sherry Cast – 7
    SF/Chicago Cast – 4, but this number will be increasing until they leave SF.

    Comment by Mike — July 8, 2007 @ 1:10 am

  9. First saw it Aug 3 2006 as a b-day present from my mom and since then 12 more times. Amazingly all 13 times John Christian and Daniel were all performing.

    Comment by Brian Lim — July 8, 2007 @ 1:38 am

  10. I saw Jersey Boys on Broadway only once.I lucked out, the show was in previews it was October 5,2005. The first Wednesday matinee. We had center-orch 3rd row seats, dead center!I have been trying to get tickets ever since. I don’t mind paying a higher price for tickets, but I also don’t wan’t a partial view!My sister-in-law & brother-in-law saw LA Jersey Boys last week. They said they were good(My brother -in-law only went by default.)He said if they were that good in La he has to see Broadway.So hopefully I can find 4 tickets at reasonable prices and seats not too far back.The most important part to see JLY and all original boys! That would be twice as nice for me !!!

    Comment by THEA — July 8, 2007 @ 2:48 am

  11. Thea, I can understand your not wanting a partial view since you’ve only seen JB once. I’ve seen it 10 times (8 on Broadway and 2 in LA), and for me, a partial view was one of the best seats I’ve had.

    Last Friday, as I was buying future tickets at the August Wilson, I asked if anything was available for that night, and got the most lefthand seat in Row B in the orchestra. Yes, it was partial view, but it was the closest I’ve ever sat to the stage, and both Christian and Daniel saw and acknowledged me during the finale. Besides, I saw Travis Cloer as a wonderful “Frankie”. I also was able to stand and clap at will, since I didn’t have to worry about obscuring the view of anyone behind me.

    Please know that both the Broadway and LA casts are equally wonderful, and interesingly, there are a few fun differences in the LA show that very much make it worth seeing.

    Comment by Howard Tucker — July 8, 2007 @ 10:22 am

  12. Thea,

    If you want to see the show again with good seats, don’t mind the premium price and have flexibility with the dates, going to the box office can usually result in getting a good seat. If that is inconvenient, try Telecharge – I have had luck with them on premium seats. Getting just one seat is usually not a problem – getting two good seats is more difficult. IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 8, 2007 @ 10:34 am

  13. I have seats in left orchestra, rows C and D, seats 9 for next Friday (we split up so we could get closer)…are they partial views?

    If anyone can answer that for me (especially those of you who have seen it multiple times!), I would really appreciate any information you can give me about those seats!

    And yes, individual seats are much easier to find!

    Comment by Helen — July 8, 2007 @ 11:50 am

  14. Helen, the hard copy tickets that are “partial view” are clearly stamped “partial view”. Not sure about e-tickets, though…I did get one e-ticket that was partial view, but can’t recall whether it was labeled.

    Comment by Howard Tucker — July 8, 2007 @ 12:39 pm

  15. Helen,

    I once had a single seat in Row F, seat 8 – opposite side of center orchestra from you. Scenes which took place to the far right – I couldn’t see. One example is when JLY sings “You’re just too good to be true” and Daniel is on the second floor. I couldn’t see John turn and look at him when the brass section played. There were a few other scenes I couldn’t see. So seat 9 is about the same distance from center orchestra so I would imagine scenes which take place to the far left may have an obstructed view. If you have seen the show before, you won’t mind. The closer you are to the stage, in my opinion, the more you are involved in the show and see the action close-up. It is worth sitting in Row C and D, even if you can’t see at times. IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 8, 2007 @ 1:57 pm

  16. Thanks so much Irene and Howard! My goal this time was to sit as close to the stage as possible…when my husband and I went in October, we were in Row X, so we couldn’t see any action on the 2nd floor because of the overhang of the mezzanine. I was so pleased to find that these seats were available when I purchased them a few months ago.

    I can’t believe it’s less than one week away! I have so enjoyed reading your comments, Irene and Howard. How wonderful that you have been able to see the show as often as you both have…I would if I didn’t live so darned far away! I hope we have an opportunity to meet the cast at the stage door this time – last time we attended the play, it rained!

    Comment by Helen — July 8, 2007 @ 3:29 pm

  17. Thank you for your wonderful comments, Helen. Howard and I are going on Sunday, July 15. Ironically, we are not sitting together and have seats close to the front in the vicinity of yours, I believe. Howard, please correct me if I am wrong.

    It is definitely a treat to go to the stage door. The cast comes out after each performance and speaks to the individual fans, signs autographs, allows for their pictures to be taken with interested fans – it is a lot of fun.This is so unusual for people in the entertainment field. Each cast member is so appreciative of his/her fans.

    Hopefully, it won’t rain, but if my memory serves me correctly, they come out in the rain as well, with umbrellas.

    Have a great time at the show. IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 8, 2007 @ 4:43 pm

  18. Helen,
    I hope you have a wonderful time at the show. I was in the city yesterday, and although I did not see the musical this time, I went the to stage door to say hi. I told Jennifer Naimo that I would be coming, and she came out and talked to me for a little while. Then when the boys came out they recongized me and said hello and asked how I was doing. Oh, and heads up everyone, while I was waiting for Christian to come to talk to me, he was talking to the lady next to me and she asked him if he will be going to star in Pal Joey. Christian said, yes..but then he said that there will be some things to work out, but whispered as he said it. So I don’t think it is completely official yet. But I am so happy for him. Daniel came up to me and said that he liked my Jersey Boys hat..and said that he doesn’t even have one. Bobby Spencer was nice as always, and was so happy to see me at the stage door.

    Anyways, Helen, I hope you have a wonderful time. The seats sound great..so glad you got to sit close. I had Row A Seat 9, I think, and even though it was in first row and I had to look up, it was so cool seeing the cast up and close, and they usually notice you at the stage door afterword!


    Comment by A — July 8, 2007 @ 4:48 pm

  19. I saw it several times in LaJolla before Broadway and have made 2 trips to New York from Southern California to see it. Wish I could go more to NYC but expense has something to do with it. I’m going to see it in LA next week and have tickets to see it in San Diego later this year. Plan to see it as often as possible!

    Comment by Brenda — July 8, 2007 @ 4:54 pm

  20. I will post a few comments after I return to share my experience.

    I had a feeling the cast would come out in the rain, but my husband, unfortunately, didn’t want to stay. We were there the night that Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones were in the audience, and we knew from someone we spoke to at the stage door prior to entering that the cast would be tied up for a while after the performance.

    Thanks again for your help!

    Comment by Helen — July 8, 2007 @ 6:55 pm

  21. Hi Irene and Howard, funny how all three of us are attending the shows on both coasts that same day (July 15th)! That will be a total of 7 performances for me so far, not counting this coming Sunday and hopefully a show in August…..

    The Sacramento “Jersey Boys” will show up in September, but broadwayworld.com or one other website mentioned “casting” was being held for that run….. Is it possible that these actors might be the future Las Vegas cast if no 1st or 2nd tour members are involved?

    Comment by Mike B. Magbaleta — July 9, 2007 @ 2:55 pm

  22. I have seen the show 10 times,including once in San Francisco. I have tickets to see it two mores times. After that, I don’t know. Once the cast changes, it will be hard not to make comparisons. Someone should organize a cross-country trip. Wouldn’t it be fun to see all the JB national touring companies?

    Comment by L — July 9, 2007 @ 7:44 pm

  23. I first saw the show in previews October 2005. I became completely addicted ever since and have seen the show 17 times always in New York where I live. I have been very lucky to always catch the original cast. The last time I saw Jersey Boys was in March of 2007. I have tickets to see the show again in September, October, November and December of 2007.

    Comment by Damaris Dugan — July 9, 2007 @ 8:37 pm

  24. Dee (Damaris), you and I have each seen the show so many times but have yet to meet. The next time I enter MySpace, you’ll be #1 on “Whom I’d Like to Meet”. After all, it all started with you–Dee Dugan—Fantastic Fan #1. You paved the way for all of us FF’s. Does anyone recall who #2 was??

    Comment by Howard Tucker — July 9, 2007 @ 9:20 pm

  25. NYC – 3 times

    SF – 3 times Sherry cast
    5 times Chicago cast

    I will see SF cast at least 2 more times before they leave for Chicago and I am going back to NYC in Sept. to see original cast one more time before their contracts are up.

    I will need a 12 step program when the show ends.

    Comment by LindaL — July 9, 2007 @ 9:41 pm

  26. Hi, Dee,

    It is great to see you on the blog. I have missed your great comments.

    Hi, LindaL,

    The only 12 step program that will work for me is to see the show twelve more times in any venue. What about you?

    Hi, Mike,

    You will be seeing the show in August – for sure. IE

    Comment by Irene Eizen — July 9, 2007 @ 10:04 pm

  27. Damaris Dugan…what’s your secret…seeing the original cast 17 times??? I’ve seen the show twice…loved it both times, but have yet to see the true fab four in the show. I’ve seen them perform in other venures, but I really want to see them in JB before they go their separate ways. Any suggestions???

    Comment by LuluThompson — July 9, 2007 @ 11:07 pm

  28. Hi, Lulu,

    JLY just got back from vacation as did Christian. Daniel is on vacation this week – don’;t know about Bobby. I think your best bet would be to go to a Tuesday night performance in the near future – say next week, if possible. It is usually pretty easy to get just one seat.

    Howard Tucker and I are going Saturday night – expect 3 of 4 to be there. There is nothing as great as when all four are there performing!


    Comment by Irene Eizen — July 10, 2007 @ 2:08 pm

  29. Irene, I agree. I told my girlfriend I was going to get my heroin when I got ready to see the Broadway cast in April!! I have never seen a show this many times and each time it is a thrill.

    Comment by LindaL — July 10, 2007 @ 3:23 pm

  30. Bobby Spencer begins his vacation on August 21st, I believe. You never really know when one of the actors might be out for a single show, though. The only way to be sure, I suppose, is to try for tickets in the cancellation line when the cast for the day is posted in the August Wilson lobby.

    PS: In reference to my earlier comment (#5), I was able to get a SRO ticket for this past Sunday and raised my total number to 14. One of the other fans I met in line was also seeing it for her fourteenth time and another woman was there for her 19th. A third person waiting for SRO tickets had seen it often- including just the night before. I have seen the four leads 13 times each now. BTW, Travis was marvelous this past Sunday.

    It’s so interesting to watch the numbers grow on this poll. I responded to the poll for myself as well as for my husband and daughter (all of us fell into a different category).

    Comment by Audrey — July 10, 2007 @ 4:36 pm

  31. Wow, that is funny Audrey. I was in the city this Saturday and when I walked past the August Wilson at 4:30 there were only 5 people waiting for standing room.

    I have seen Jersey Boys 5 times, but it feels so much more than that. I have seen John 3 times, Micheal once, and Travis once. All play Frankie in different ways, which is interesting to see.

    Comment by A — July 10, 2007 @ 5:46 pm

  32. So who will be on for Daniel this Friday night? I was so lucky to see all four last time!

    Comment by Helen — July 10, 2007 @ 8:20 pm

  33. This is what I have been trying to find out? I have never seen the show without Daniel as Bob Gaudio. I am not sure who could replace him from the cast. He is such a powerful and believable character in his portrayal of Bob Gaudio. IE

    Comment by Irene Eizen — July 10, 2007 @ 9:30 pm

  34. Even though Friday isn’t listed on his website, I hope for you (Helen) that it will be Matthew Scott. He is really great and he is so nice to talk to.

    I was in NYC at the beginning of June, Daniel was sick on Friday night and Matthew went on as Bob. Initially, I was disappointed because I, like Irene, had only seen Daniel in the role. I had seen Matthew perform as Tommy in August ’06 so I really wasn’t worried about the caliber of his performance, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Daniel. My disappointment diffused quickly after Matthew came on stage, I really liked his portrayal.

    I’ve seen JB 10 times.
    Frankie: JLY 6 of 10, Dominic 2 of 10, Michael 2 of 10
    Tommy: Christian 8 of 10, Matthew 2 of 10
    Bob: Daniel 9 of 10, Matthew 1 of 10
    (J. Robert Spencer has been there every time as well as Jennifer, Sara and Erica)

    Comment by Courtney — July 10, 2007 @ 10:18 pm

  35. I’m going Saturday with Irene, and Daniel will still be on vacation. I’m sort of hoping Dominic is in the Bob Gaudio role. Thought he did a great job with “All I Ask of You” on Broadway under the Stars last year, and would like to hear his “Cry for Me”.

    Comment by Howard Tucker — July 10, 2007 @ 11:22 pm

  36. Thanks for the update. I just feel so fortunate to be able to see it one more time on Broadway, and although I will miss Daniel in the Bob Gaudio role, I’m sure whoever replaces him will be wonderful as well.

    I am so excited about visiting NY again…this will be my third trip in 1-1/2 years.

    Comment by Helen — July 11, 2007 @ 10:15 am

  37. I hope you have a great time Helen, make sure you post a review somewhere!

    I wish I was traveling to NY

    Comment by A — July 11, 2007 @ 11:15 am

  38. Well JB Fan Club members, you can count me in for 10 times…and the 11th is tonight July 11th! I know that Matthew Scott is going on for Daniel tonight which will be a treat for sure. If memory serves correct:

    Frankie: Dominic (1) JLY (5) Micheal (2) Matt (1) Travis (1)

    Tommy: Christian (8) Dominic (1) John Leone (1)

    Bob: Daniel (9) Matt (1)

    Nick: Bobby (10…does the guy EVER get sick or go on vacation?) hehe

    Dom as Pesci, Norm, Hank
    Matt as Pesci, Norm, Hank
    Travis as Pesci
    Donnie as Crewe
    Heather as Sara and Erica

    I look forward to seeing Dom as Bob and Matt as Tommy

    I also have tickets for the LA cast August 1st. Yippie!

    Comment by Gary — July 11, 2007 @ 1:09 pm

  39. Great, you guys have prompted me to do a tally. ;)

    Frankie: CKJ, Jarrod Spector, Steven Goldsmith
    Tommy: Deven May, Jeremy Kushnier
    Bob: Erich Bergen, Miles Aubrey, Ryan Quinn West, Drew Gehling
    Nick: Michael Ingersoll, Steve Gouveia

    Pesci: Rick Faugno, Steven Goldsmith, John Coppolla
    Francine: Melissa Strom, Kara Tremel, Lyndsey Cole
    Lorraine: Heather Ferguson, Sandra DeNise, Jennifer Evans, Lauren Marshall

    No numbers! ;)

    Comment by Leanna — July 11, 2007 @ 1:32 pm

  40. A-

    As soon as I return, I will post something right here! I know this will probably be the last time I’ll be able to see (most of) the original cast, so I’m going to enjoy every minute of it…I am lucky to live in a city with a wonderful performing arts theater that truly supports Broadway shows, and Jersey Boys will be here in February.

    Comment by Helen — July 11, 2007 @ 1:43 pm

  41. Irene and Howard, have a great time at the show. The first time I saw JB, Matthew Scott was playing the Bob Gaudio role, and he was very good. It was also his Broadway debut. I was fortunate enought to be able to go backstage to meet the cast (I had won tickets at the CD cast signing in November!) Matthew’s mother was also backstage…we are both short, have dark short hair & wore red that night…everyone kept congratulating me backstage on the wonderful debut of “my son!” Thanks for the update, Irene. Wish I could be there!

    Comment by LuluThompson — July 11, 2007 @ 11:41 pm

  42. The next poll is going to be… “How many times did you comment under this post?”

    I just had to come back one more time & give the link to the video that Howard mentioned in his comment (#35). It is just beautiful and gives an opportunity to really hear Christian, Dominic, Michael and Bobby each sing. I think you’ll enjoy it, if you haven’t seen it yet.


    Comment by Audrey — July 12, 2007 @ 12:19 am

  43. With everyone listing who they’ve seen in the various roles, they might as well do a poll on that.

    Comment by Mike — July 12, 2007 @ 3:17 am

  44. I guess I’ll add my “have seens” as well…..

    Frankie Valli:
    Chris Jones (3)
    Jarrod Spector (3) – July 15th 7:30 & August 16th 8 PM (as is the case with the rest of the cast)
    John Michael Dias (1)

    Bob Gaudio:
    Erich Bergen (3)
    Drew Gehling (4)

    Tommy DeVito:
    Deven May (3)
    Jeremy Kushnier (4)

    Nick Massi:
    Michael Ingersoll (3) – Also July 15th & August 16th
    Steve Gouveia (4)

    To me, there is no difference in how they perform. Every actor or actress has their acting style that they apply to the roles they’ve earned.

    Comment by Mike B. Magbaleta — July 13, 2007 @ 4:54 pm

  45. Well I’ll join it too.

    Frankie – Chirs Jones (7), Jarrod Spector (1), John Michael Dias (2), Steven Goldsmith (1)
    Tommy – Deven May (6), Eric Gutman (1), Jeremy Kushnier (4)
    Bobby – Erich Bergen (6), Miles Aubrey (1), Drew Gehling (4)
    Nick – Michael Ingersoll (7), Steve Gouveia (4)

    Comment by Mike — July 13, 2007 @ 10:29 pm

  46. Wow! The comments keep going and going and going just like that bunny on TV! IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 13, 2007 @ 10:58 pm

  47. Irene, Howard & Helen…know you all had a FANtastic time at the show no matter who was in the cast…but please do report back and tell us about your experiences so we can keep this chain going and re-live the memories!

    Comment by LuluThompson — July 14, 2007 @ 10:27 pm

  48. Hi, Lulu,

    I posted something on the blog this morning under the “Girls Funniest Line” Blog entry. In a nutshell, the show was beyond THE BEST. I sat so close to the stage that I was able to see how each of the performers’ facial expressions and actions naturally went with the scene, song, etc. They performers live the parts they act. Incredible. Just incredible.

    I am going again next Sunday and after that have no tickets, but I am sure I will get some more next week.

    It was a great evening. Thanks for asking. IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 15, 2007 @ 12:42 pm

  49. Hi Lulu Thompson!
    I just read your question to me regarding whats my secret seeing J.B. 17 times with original cast. I have been very busy planning my moms 85th birthday party which was finally held last night, so I just read your question. Sorry could not respond sooner!
    Lulu, I guess I would have to say I have been lucky to catch original members of the show because of when I choose to see it. I very rarely go on a Saturday or Sunday. Its always during the week and I started going when it first came out in November 2005. Seen it November & December 2005. Then continued into 2006 and I would usually go once a month which made it 12 times in 2006 and I never had a problem getting tickets until after Jersey Boys won the Tony Award for best musical and best actors. In 2007 I have seen the show about 3 times. I am very busy at work and my home life and family obligations, I come from a very large family, I have no kids but tons of nieces and nephews that keep us busy. Anyway don’t want to go off track, but to answer your question Lulu, I think I have been very lucky to have always seen original cast members and I do think it has to do with the time of year you go. I love the Fall and Winter time and most of the time thats when I went to see the show and never had a problem with getting a ticket or seeing the original cast. Remember a lot of the actors go on vacation in the summer and I also take a lot of time to travel in the summer so I guess I have been lucky it always worked out for me.

    Wishing you the best of luck catching the cast before they all go on to something else.

    Be well,
    Damaris Dugan

    Comment by Damaris Dugan — July 15, 2007 @ 3:41 pm

  50. Hi, Dee,

    The show is fantastic. The cast is awesome. The show will go on once the original cast leaves but it will not be the same. Buz and I spoke last evening about the phenomenon of multitudes of people seeing the show numerous times – you are I are just two of these people. What brings me back is the cast. Yes, the show is great but the cast is so welcoming and appreciative of their fans. That is the draw for me.

    I don’t know what will happen when the cast leaves. The new cast, even the current understudies, should they advance to the lead roles which I would expect, will have a hard act to follow – it is not only about the performance, it’s about the people themselves. There’s little doubt that the show will go on and do very well but it’s JLY, Christian, Bobby and Daniel who keep bringing me back to the neighborhood of Jersey Boys. IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 15, 2007 @ 7:27 pm

  51. Hi Irene,
    I agree with you.
    I am sure the show will go on and will do very well in the future. But one of the reasons why I go back again and again is to experience the chemistry between these four guys, I tell you there is nothing like it. Its a great feeling!
    P.S. I read that you will be going on
    Sunday 7-22-07. I will be there as well. A first for me on a Sunday. I usually go during the week but I purchased a ticket a while back ago with Beverly so I will finally meet you after all this time.
    See you at the Stage Door if it does not rain..


    Comment by Damaris Dugan — July 15, 2007 @ 8:19 pm

  52. I look forward to seeing you, Dee. That’s great that we will both be there and get to meet. IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 15, 2007 @ 8:38 pm

  53. Hey… the Tech Half didn’t do such a terrible thing after all- although your writing is SO funny! I’d say we all welcome the opportunity to vote more than once, (which is why I seized the chance to vote on behalf of my two family members as well the first time around). For some readers, this is the opening to give an updated count, because for some, these statistics change… almost daily. How about making this a monthly poll- perhaps even breaking it into smaller segment choices? And maybe a category that would give many of us something to strive for, like… ‘over 40′ times?

    Comment by Audrey — July 15, 2007 @ 10:21 pm

  54. Hello all…

    Returned from New York yesterday, and oh, what a night Friday night was at Jersey Boys! My brother and sister are now Jerseyholics! As soon as the play ended, my sister immediately grabbed me by the shoulder and said she was going to get tickets for the national tour in Chicago and that I was going to go with her! My brother wanted to get tickets for the next evening! I was totally blown away by this cast. They still performed with the same energy, enthusiasm and commitment they did when I saw them last October. WOW!!!!

    I was fortunate enough to have seats in the 3rd row (missed a few scenes because of the location, but it was well worth it) and thoroughly enjoyed being close enough to see the expressions on all of their faces! I would recommend trying to get seats as close to the stage as possible, at least once, for a very different perspective.

    Dominic Nolfi was in for Daniel Reichard and he too, has a great voice!

    We decided to wait at the stage door for autographs and pictures…that alone was amazing! What a group of gracious young men! Christian Hoff spent an incredible amount of time with us, and at my brother’s request (we were celebrating my sister’s 50th!), had his picture taken with she and I. John Lloyd Young was also extremely gracious, and my brother took pictures of him chatting with us. Unfortunately, he did not know how to use my camera properly, and they were overexposed and blurry. Bummer!

    Anyway, there you have it! I would love to see thme one more time, but it doesn’t look like it’s in the cards. Looks like I’ll see 2 touring casts – Chicago in October and then Tampa (where I live) in February.

    So Irene, Howard, and all of you who are able to see the Jersey Boys on Broadway, enjoy! I will continue to read your comments and continue enjoy Jersey Boys through you!

    Regards – Helen

    Comment by Helen — July 16, 2007 @ 8:13 am

  55. Hi, Helen,

    Glad you had such a great time. The cast is incredible – just great people. I am going again this Sunday and then I have no more tickets – but not for long! I think JLY’s contract is up at the end of October and I really want to see the Fabulous Four perform several more times.

    I am going to San Francisco to see JB next month. I hope to be able to go to Tampa as well. It will be fun to see the different casts, whom I hear are all wonderful, but in my heart of hearts, the Broadway guys are the best. IT will be a sad day when they start leaving – but they must move on to other opportunities.

    Where were you sitting? I was supposed to be in row three and Howard in row five, but at the intermission we saw a couple of empty seats in rows B and C, respectively, so Howard took A and I sat in Row B.


    Comment by irene eizen — July 16, 2007 @ 8:52 am

  56. Hi, Susie and Dale,

    Is this the greatest number of comments received for any blog entry since the inception of the Blog? Great if there could be an entry regarding this so fans could keep it going! IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 16, 2007 @ 8:54 am

  57. Hi, Irene…

    I was in Row C, Seat 9 on Friday, July 13. How funny if we were sitting right next to each other and didn’t know it!

    I had an opportunity to talk to John Lloyd Young for just a moment…a woman standing behind me interrupted us and wanted to know if he would be in the cast in another 8 or 9 months because her husband wasn’t able to attend that evening. John was very polite and answered her question by staying that his contract would end in November and that it will have been two years, and to check his blog for upcoming…and then she interrupted again and he did not complete his sentence. I won’t go into the rest of that conversation, but needless to say, my brother, sister and I were a bit surprised at how she interrupted our conversation with him. Does that happen often?

    Have fun in San Francisco, and if you come to Tampa in February, let me know! We purchased season tickets and will be at the Feb. 16th show! Hoping to see the Oct. 12 performance in Chicago. I am anxious to see if the tour cast will have as much of an effect on the audience as the Broadway cast does! They just grab on to you from the first time they appear on stage and keep that momentum going, throughout.

    Maybe there should be a message board on this site…food for thought…

    Regards – Helen

    Comment by Helen — July 16, 2007 @ 9:32 am

  58. For sheer fanaticism, it will be hard to top me. Here’s my tally.

    La Jolla – 3
    SF – 3
    LA – 4
    Broadway -34

    Total: 44

    BUT I haven’t seen the second SF cast. I’ll remedy that in Chicago.
    Regards to all. Don’t even try to catch me. Your heirs would resent it, as mine already do. Charles

    Comment by Charles Alexander — July 16, 2007 @ 11:17 am

  59. Helen, if it’s OK, I’ll take the liberty of answering. Irene and I were at the show on Saturday night, so you didn’t miss Irene.

    Re the interruptions–yeah, it happens pretty often, especially with people trying to get autographs. I think people are afraid the actors will take off at a certain point without seeing everyone.

    Dave, the former security fellow at the stage door, told me he once had to break up an altercation as people were trying to see JLY.

    Comment by Howard Tucker — July 16, 2007 @ 12:55 pm

  60. Hi, Helen,

    To add to my friend, Howard’s, comments, our ticketed seats were C 11 (right next to you but on a different night) and E 13. Surprisingly, there was one empty seat in Row B and one in Row A. So Howard and were able to move up. Howard sat in Row A (end seat) and I sat in Row B, seat 9.

    As far as the person who rudely interrupted, JLY is such a gentleman that he may have wanted to avoid any fan dissension so he answered her. Some people are inexcusably rude unfortunately and would be annoyed if this happened to them.

    JLY responds to all snail mail so you might just want to drop him a line with what you had intended to say to him at the stage door. He is the consummate professional, always poised and very respectful of the fans. I think you would be happy with a response from him. You can write to him at the theater.

    Best regards! IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 16, 2007 @ 2:21 pm

  61. So glad you all had a good time (Helen, Irene, and Howard). Helen, interruptions do happen quite often. When I just went to the stage door a couple weeks ago, this lady pushed me out of the way when I was talking to Peter Gregus, and started talking to him. And then she had the nerve to ask me who played who at the performance. She kept on insisting that Christian Hoff played Joe Pesci, and I said, “No, he played Tommy DeVito.” But, she wouldn’t listen to me. Maybe because I was young and she thought that I was immature, I don’t know. I have seen the show 5 times, and she said it was her first time….so leave it to the pros. Lol.

    Comment by A — July 16, 2007 @ 2:47 pm

  62. P.S. Message board = good idea.

    And if anyone would like to be on a message board about JLY, go to: http://www.freewebs.com/jlyfans/johnlloydyoungfourms.htm

    I post on there, so come to talk there too!

    Comment by A — July 16, 2007 @ 2:49 pm

  63. Howard and Irene: How was the show on Saturday? I was unable to attend the AIDS Walk due to some last minute stuff, but definitely contributed to the cause on behalf of our family and also to the team as a whole.

    The show here was pretty electrically charged because we all wanted to applaud and recognize Steve Gouveia’s performances here since May. He’s excellent as Nick, but would have definitely paid to see him as Joe Pesci, as he did in NY.

    The entire theatre just exploded after Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, following Jarrod’s announcement of Steve’s departure, and then the December, 1963 reprise to end Steve’s last SF (but not NorCal) appearance, which was extremely satisfying for my family and I because even though the Curran was not full, the crowd’s enthusiasm sounded as if the theatre was SRO. Even though we’re losing one of the JB “pioneers” from the start, we’re receiving back one of the first SF JB’s, which is excellent. Both Steve and Michael really portray Nick’s character greatly and honor a founding father of the Four Seasons.

    Our day started by getting approached and recognized by both John Michael Coppola and Craig Laurie before the show, who chatted it up with us and talked about the AIDS Walk earlier in the day, news in the NY/NJ area, upcoming Chicago stuff and discussing news from the Jersey Boys Blog.

    Even better was the photo op that my twin sons had with their favorite B’way actors, the Jersey Boys/Girls. Amazingly, they always make my sons feel welcome at the Curran every time we go, because they remember the twins by name but I always teach my kids to leave it at that, although teenagers get so awestruck when it comes to meeting celebrities. We’re just plain fans, they excel at their jobs in entertaining us and we appreciate it. We never force the issue at the stage door unlike some of the fanatics that harass them. If we miss them or if the crowd is too heavy, we’ll catch them after the next show.

    Even though we’re pretty much far from catching up with the NY fans in terms of how many time we’ve seen the show, every time we are in the theatre in anticipation of hearing “Ces Soiree La” just gives us goosebumps for what is considered the best 2 1/2 hrs. we’ve ever experienced while watching a stage show!

    Comment by Mike B. Magbaleta — July 16, 2007 @ 3:09 pm

  64. Steve never played Joe Pesci in New York. Just at La Jolla.

    Comment by tally — July 16, 2007 @ 3:34 pm

  65. Sorry we missed each other, Howard and Irene! Would have been fun to meet you both!

    We were a bit surprised at the interruption, but JLY was very polite and answered her question…I wasn’t upset at all, but just surprised at how she just butted in. Oh well…

    I have written to him on two separate occasions (one with a HUGE compliment from my husband who is not a big theater person and the second with a question)and I was absolutely shocked at how promptly he responded…with handwritten notes each time! He is extremely professional and I did so appreciate his taking the time to respond. I have never, ever written a “fan letter” in my life, but his voice and performance has moved me so that I felt compelled to let him know!

    We were so impressed with how the cast handled the fans, and we will always remember the few minutes they took out of their day to meet and greet everyone (rude people included!).

    Have a great night!

    Comment by Helen — July 16, 2007 @ 5:04 pm

  66. Thanks! Actually my one of my sons saw a clip of Steve playing Joey on YouTube and maybe was mistakenly labeled as “on Broadway”.

    Still, it would have been cool to watch!

    Comment by Mike B. Magbaleta — July 16, 2007 @ 5:41 pm

  67. To my friend Charles (comment #58): For the JB cast members, the August Wilson Theatre is their second home; sounds like it’s your first.

    After seeing JB 34 times on B’way, you’d be the perfect “secret theatregoer” for the August Wilson, perhaps in a position to comment on a few of the ushers. The dark haired lady who always seats me at the left front in the orchestra has a voice that makes Judge Judy sound like Charlotte Church, and a personality to match (Judy’s—not Charlotte’s). The blond woman in the center aisle has a voice whose decibel volume would challenge Daniel’s in “Cry for Me”; she’d be the perfect wake-up call at a boot camp!!

    Comment by Howard Tucker — July 16, 2007 @ 6:07 pm

  68. Hi, everyone,

    Look for my comments tomorrow. I did a little too much celebrating at my friend’s birthday gala this evening. IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 16, 2007 @ 10:44 pm

  69. Howard – re: your comment #11, are you aware if they do a little something different w/ each cast (different cities) or is it all pretty much the same? (which is not a bad thing, either way.

    Regards, Lori

    Comment by Lori — July 17, 2007 @ 10:02 am

  70. It is Tuesday morning and “I’m Back.” Michael Longoria usually plays Joe Pesci in the Broadway production. I have seen Travis Cloer in the role as well. Both do a great job.

    As far as the NYC ushers are concerned, while they do work hard, I think Howard has appropriately described certain “audible” characteristics that distinguishes them from many ushers I have met in my Broadway experiences. I told Howard about one of them and what to expect and no sooner did I finish my sentence – the usher was true to my word.

    Mike, I look forward to meeting you and your wife is just three weeks and seeing the SF JB performance together.

    Let’s keep this going. Sixty-nine and counting – a record I would think. IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 17, 2007 @ 10:09 am

  71. I have a question for all of you who have seen this show soooo many times…do the Jersey Boys actually play the instruments they use during the performance? That was one question I forgot to ask them last Friday night…

    Just got off the phone with my sister to make plans for Chicago! She wants her husband to go, too! I’m converting my whole family, one by one!


    Comment by Helen — July 17, 2007 @ 12:12 pm

  72. Howard: I’m afraid the ushers don’t stick in my feeble memory. I usually sit in the front mezzanine and haven’t noticed anything unusual about the helpful folks up there. I do, however, miss the tall, smiling security guard who looked into my bag at the door for more than a year. He said he really enjoyed the show, and I thought he might stay for the whole run. I hope he’s gone on to a better-paying job, even if he doesn’t get to hear Seasons’ music every night.

    Helen: I don’t really know, but I believe that the cast members are playing a lot of the music but not every note.

    Regards to all, Charles

    Comment by Charles Alexander — July 17, 2007 @ 12:46 pm

  73. Thank you Charles…I was just curious.

    Speaking of ushers…there was a very nice gentleman in a coat and tie (had a moustache) who was getting ready to take my ticket when he noticed I was in a walking boot (alas! I fractured a bone in my foot two weeks before my trip to NYC) and when he saw where my seat was, he didn’t want me to navigate the 25 stairs leading from the lobby to the theater. He then showed me to another entrance that led me directly to my seat in Row C! After the play, he was standing guard at the stage door and I thanked him again for being so observant and thoughtful.

    All in all, a great night at Jersey Boys! The subways, however, were a different story…

    Comment by Helen — July 17, 2007 @ 1:21 pm

  74. That is go great that The Boys take their own time and help to find homes for the homeless cats & dogs and help to raise money for such a worthwhile cause. Thank you John Lloyd, Christian & J. Robert for your time, I know that Daniel was on vacation otherwise I’m sure he would have been their also. What a great cause. You guys are so great at fundraising. You guys are all so nice and take time out of your personal time to help others. God Bless you.

    Comment by gail drouillard — July 17, 2007 @ 1:21 pm

  75. Hi Lori. Re your comment #69 that refers to my commment #11, there are some different nuances between cities, but also between cast members. For instance, Chris Jones told me Sergio gave him the choice of whether to do his ‘acrobatics’ in “Beggin’”–it’s something JLY does not do, but Travis Cloer does do. There are a few distinctive differences in the script between cities too…Deven gives a slightly different answer to “How’s Vegas, Tommy?” than Christian does. When Lorraine tells Tommy that he “taught Frankie very well”, Deven just gives a look whereas Christian sort of chokes on his drink.

    Comment by Howard Tucker — July 17, 2007 @ 1:45 pm

  76. Irene: It will definitely be great to meet you and Buz on Aug. 16th! I mentioned the “East meets West” Jersey Boys Blog fans in attendance on 8-16 to John Michael Coppola (swing) and Howard’s friend, Craig Laurie (Bob Crewe). They thanked all of us for our support of the play and gave their regards to the East Coast fans. You’ll be delighted to see the National Tour is as good as everyone says they are!

    Helen: On the catwalk during Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, three of the horn section actually are playing, even though all of them appear to be wired with mics. Throughout the performance, the Four Seasons do not play any of the instruments. Jennifer Evans and Rick Faugno from the 1st Nat’l Tour gave me that info. Also, you’ll be delighted as well when you watch the Nat’l Tour cast in Chicago! Their comfort level and chemistry with each other in SF is totally high and they are great people that absolutely love their fans!

    Howard: I may not yet catch up to you or Irene regarding attendance at shows, but at least we share the love of this great award winning play! I’ve had the good fortune to correspond to and receive replies from your close friends Christian, JLY, Daniel and J. Robert, as well as Craig Laurie here in SF. Craig is such a genuine person and so appreciative of all his fans! My sons and I had such a great time talking to him before the show, and also afterwards when he posed for a picture with them. He is one of the most accommodating cast members I’ve met and am glad to have had that long chat with him this past Sunday! Thanks Howard!

    Comment by Mike B. Magbaleta — July 17, 2007 @ 3:09 pm

  77. Howard: What does JLY do in “Beggin” instead of the splits?

    Jeremy does that look at Lorraine, too. ;)

    Comment by Leanna — July 17, 2007 @ 3:15 pm

  78. Oh we so need a message board!

    Comment by Helen — July 17, 2007 @ 4:54 pm

  79. Mike…thanks for answering the question about the instruments. I assumed that those in the horn section actually did play their instruments, but I was curious about the guitars and piano that three out of the four hold during the musical sets.

    I am very excited to be able to see both the Chicago and Tampa tours. I will probably see the Tampa show twice…one with my husband, and once with a group of my friends. I love the Broadway cast, though, but have a very open mind about the other casts. Everything I have read about them has been wonderful!

    If anyone is heading to Tampa, let me know!

    Comment by Helen — July 17, 2007 @ 5:10 pm

  80. Mike, thanks so much for the kind, kind words, but I am only slightly ahead of you–I’ve seen the show 11 times–9 in NYC and 2 in Los Angeles. I really got to know the guys more through their individual cabaret and other local performances; in fact, I have some leeway in my business travel schedule and do try to schedule around their performances. And Susie’s allowing me to be a “special correspondent” along with my wonderful friend and editor Audrey Rockman at some of these shows is just icing on the cake.

    You’re right–all these guys are so wonderfully available. Just this past weekend, Irene, Buz, and I were chatting with JLY when he actually asked us for life updates, focusing away from himself. And he patiently and humorously advised me how far I can go (pretty far actually) in proposing script changes to my producer-friend in a play in which I’m a miniscule percentage investor!!

    Let me also say that it’s so remarkable that so many of us have connected with each other via the show and the Blog, and how so many relationships have extended beyond just this fine musical—not only with yourself–but for me, Irene, Audrey, David, Charles, Catherine, and so many others. It’s been a remarkable ride for all of us.

    Thanks again, Mike. Your writings are a magnificent motivator to the rest of us…. And Irene, my fellow mathematician–I don’t even know if you’d be able to do a linear regression on the incredible progression of the Blog and its comments–you’d get a skew line–and an with an infinite chi square standard deviation! Dividing by zero would be easier!!

    Oh, and Leanna—JLY does some great dance moves to “Beggin’” instead of the circus quality splits!!

    Comment by Howard Tucker — July 17, 2007 @ 5:47 pm

  81. Hello to all my Jersey Boys friends,

    It is so true how we have all connected through this wonderful Jersey Boys phenomenon. What impresses me the most is how all of this came about. Jersey Boys is a hit along many symbiotic dimensions – a real storyline based on a true story, the incredible music, the individual cast members’ respect and appreciation for their fans, their accessibility to us, their philanthropy, their humility and their 100% performance at each and every show. How could there be anything less than overwhelming enthusiasm from the majority of people who have seen the show and the many who have become dedicated fans and now good friends! The Jerey Boys Blog, Susie and Dale, have been
    largely responsible for the personal relationships which have developed. Thanks, Susie and Dale!

    Mike: Would we be able to meet the cast at the stage door after the show on August 16? I would love that. We would take lots of pictures and then maybe Susie could put them on the Blog as “EAST MEETS WEST.”

    Howard: I forgot that JLY asked each of us what was going on in our lives? Yes, that was awesome, to use a favorite term of my grandaughter, Samantha, a young fantastic fan.

    Helen: Do you live near Tampa? When is the show coming there? My daughter lives in Celebration, where we have a second home and I would love to go to the show in Tampa. I don’t think I will get to too many of the other cities – London is a strong possibility – and I am going to San Francisco.

    I better stop writing. I am taking too much “space” on the blog.

    Best regards, my friends! IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 17, 2007 @ 7:06 pm

  82. OK Guys & Gals – I’ve been reading all your comments and your pulling me in!! I must give my 2 cents worth. I am a JLY fan and first saw him on “Regis & Kelly” just before the 2006 Tony Awards. He reminded me so much (his looks) of a loved one in my past that I was very interested in him – I even called my husband in from outside to see him. I then watched the Tonys and saw him, CH and “JB” win – then I was wanting to get my hands on a Playbill to learn more about him, but couldn’t figure out how since I live in California. (I worked in NYC at one time, but it isn’t convenient to get back there right now.) Anyway-a friend suggested that I check to see if he had a website – well Duh, of course he did. In his Q&A he said to write him for a playbill, etc.- so I wrote him a note and he promptly sent me an autographed playbill, picture and a nice letter. I then wrote back thanking him and had a couple questions which he again promptly answered and we have corresponded a number of times since then. He’s very sweet and so talented!! Now here is the big shocker – I have never seen “JB” but will in Sept. in Sacramento! I feel I know much of the play thru the CD and from those that have seen it. I have seen and recorded JLY’s performances from TV and have seen all the computer videos, but would be great to see him perform live! Didn’t mean to rattle on but kind of wanted to let you know how I learned of “JB” and JLY. BTW Helen, my note to JLY was the first fan letter I have ever written, as well. I enjoy all your comments. Oh I almost forgot, does anyone know which group is playing in Sac.? I had heard the LA guys. I have corresponded with Howard a couple of times. Hi Howard, Love your comments!

    Comment by Jan Haas — July 17, 2007 @ 7:25 pm

  83. YOU WILL LOVE THE SHOW, in any venue. It would be great if you could see the Broadway original cast before they leave. They are fantastic, Jan. JLY is in a league of his own in my opinion. IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 17, 2007 @ 8:50 pm

  84. Thank you for your reply, Irene. I’m sure the show in Sac. will be great! I really enjoy reading your comments, as well as Howards.

    Comment by Jan Haas — July 17, 2007 @ 10:39 pm

  85. The cast that will play in Sac is the cast that’s currently in LA. Although Michael Ingersoll and Steve Gouveia just switched companies, and swing Doug Crawford is leaving after LA. I saw them in SF before they went down to SoCal, you will not be dissapoined with them. They are all a fantastic group of performers.

    Comment by Mike — July 17, 2007 @ 11:56 pm

  86. Hey all! Can’t wait to go on the Jersey Boys bulletin board so we don’t have to waste up anymore space. Be on there in a little bit


    Comment by A — July 18, 2007 @ 8:46 am

  87. Hi Jan, and thanks for the remarks. I’d answer you on MySpace, but I’m working remotely from a client that doesn’t permit access to that site.

    I second Irene in that JB in any venue would be great. In a way, I think you have an advantage seeing JB for the first time in Sacramento w/Chris Jones & Co. It really wasn’t until I saw it the second time in LA that I appreciated the passion and strength of Chris’s voice and dance moves and the talents of the rest of the cast….I spent a great deal of the first show reflecting on how the LA group didn’t look like (exception: Erich-Daniel) or in some cases sound like their NYC counterparts.

    I’ve heard from a few people that Chris’s voice doesn’t exactly mirror Frankie Valli’s–and some, dare I say, even prefer his voice to Frankie’s. (My friend Charles Alexander suggested to me that we all hear voices differently.) But Jersey Boys is mostly about the book, more than anything, and the great music. And you’ll love it, Jan. Take care and enjoy!

    Comment by Howard Tucker — July 18, 2007 @ 10:54 am

  88. Irene: Absolutely! The stage door at the Curran is always buzzing with activity and the JB Boys & Girls are super accommodating and totally recognize their fanbase. Since you’ve experienced the August Wilson stage door many times, this group of Broadway actors/actresses are extremely good people as well! Great you reminded me, because I have to add Michael Ingersoll’s sig to my 2nd Tour Playbill!

    Jan: Hope you will enjoy the JB experience in Sacramento with the 1st Nat’l Tour Cast! Your journey into JB fandom started similarly to my family’s. I listened to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons while growing up, watched the East Coast “teasers” on TV during the holidays, countless talk show appearances and TV commercials announcing the arrival of JB in SF, mid 2006. That’s what piqued my interest in watching JB. I also e-mailed JLY and cast in NY, sending my thanks that someone finally did Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons justice by telling their story on stage. All four of the Broadway cast sent headshots, personalized letters and two signed playbills to my family. They are so accommodating as well!

    Howard: It’s always great to be able to connect with the Broadway fanbase! Reading news about JLY and cast’s exploits and awards is always rewarding to us here because we’re always interested in what the original group is doing. Only if someone can do a “where’s Daniel Norona” interview….. I’ve only seen a snippet of his Frankie Valli portrayal on CBS Sunday Morning, and believe he deserves just as much credit as all the other Frankies performing now. I hope you’ll be able to see the Chicago cast here in SF or in the Windy City. That cast rocks!

    Comment by Mike B. Magbaleta — July 18, 2007 @ 2:58 pm

  89. I am thinking of the Mary Delgado scene where she talks about Y as not being sure if it is a consonant or a vowel. Well, now I am thinking:

    Do I comment on the Blog or do I comment on the Bulletin Board or do I do both? So many choices, not enough time! IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 18, 2007 @ 5:00 pm

  90. Lol, Irene, I was thinking the same thing. What do you think?

    Comment by A — July 18, 2007 @ 6:24 pm

  91. I’m sure Mike and Mike B. Magbaleta are two different people, right? Thanks Mike or Mikes for your responses. Interesting and helpful!
    Howard: Good hearing from you! You made some good points!!
    Irene: I wonder if they expect us to only use the Bulletin Board now that they have provided it? Is there a limit to how many comments can be made on this blog? It’s fun watching the comments grow!!

    Comment by Jan Haas — July 18, 2007 @ 7:40 pm

  92. Yes Mike and Mike B. Magbaleta are two different people. Me, obvioulsy being just plain Mike.

    Comment by Mike — July 18, 2007 @ 8:16 pm

  93. I agree, Jan. I am using the bulletin board but am having fun watching these comments grow. Think we will get to 100? IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 18, 2007 @ 8:33 pm

  94. Hi Irene – yes, I think over 100. How did you get on the Bulletin Board? There was no place to put an E-mail address on what I pulled up?? Hence, I haven’t posted anything yet????

    Comment by Jan Haas — July 18, 2007 @ 9:26 pm

  95. Thanks for clearing that up, Mike and for your reply!

    Comment by Jan Haas — July 18, 2007 @ 9:28 pm

  96. Irene, one of my all-time favorite Four Seasons hits is “Watch the Flowers Grow.” Maybe Bob Gaudio can get a new song out of “Watch the Comments Grow”, as Tommy suggests in the Ohio prison. (LOL)

    Re the two Mikes, for the longest time, I thought my friend and fellow Special Correspondent Audrey was writing under the pseudonym “A” and had to pose that question myself–they are indeed two different people!

    Registered but haven’t tried the bulletin board yet!

    Comment by Howard Tucker — July 18, 2007 @ 9:30 pm

  97. Jan, If you click on the Register link in the top left corner, you can create an account. You must register by submitting a user name and an email address. You will then receive an email to the address you have given containing your password. Use the password in the email with your user name to login to the bulletin board and start posting. You may change your emailed password in the profile section.


    Comment by Administrator — July 18, 2007 @ 9:34 pm

  98. Not being too computer literate, Jan, I clicked on the link on the JB Blog post today and then followed the prompts. Susie and Dale are the experts so I would definitely suggest following what Susie says, not what I say. I am a computer “immigrant,” being born during the age of the dinosaurs! Good luck IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 18, 2007 @ 9:40 pm

  99. HI – it’s wonderfull that JB’s have such a huge fan base—my wife, a professional bassoonist and I am a former oboist saw the show on 7/18/07 and it was the best show I have ever seen. Michael Langoria was just fantastic and my wife got his autograph—-he is an amazing singer and performer, best of luck to the show and hope to see it again—–keep rocking the house!!!!!

    Comment by Daniel Cross — July 19, 2007 @ 1:50 pm

  100. Ok – I’ll be #100. Daniel – I agree, Michael is excellent as Frankie and regarding the aforementioned topic of dancing during “Beggin’” Michael is also one of the “Frankie’s” who does the splits. I believe one of the earlier posters wanted to know how JLY handled the dancing – my suggestion is to take a look at the video of the Jersey Boys performance on New Year’s Eve and you get a slightly watered down version of JLY’s spin moves. The real FV never did splits or spins, or much of any movement at all for that matter, in any performance I ever saw.

    Comment by David Cace — July 19, 2007 @ 4:48 pm

  101. Does this make me number 100!!! OK, I consider myself a fairly intelligent person, BUT I CAN’T GET ON THE BULLETIN BOARD!!! Sorry, I’m a bit frusterated. Susie, I understand the procedure of e-mail, password, etc., but I can’t find the form or whatever where you put E-mail add., etc. When you say click on register link are you referring to the blue box in the upper left? I clicked that and it said BB, everything in small print – no place for e-mail addresses?? Obviously, I’m clicking the wrong thing! HELP!! BTW, thanks for your earlier response, Susie. Irene, you may think your not computer saavy, but your doing better than I am!!! I will go back again and try to see what I’m not doing right – anyones feedback will be appreciated. Thanks! (As I was writing this, my husband brought the mail in and I received a nice note from JLY) Always fun!!

    Comment by Jan Haas — July 19, 2007 @ 6:15 pm

  102. Hi Jan,

    I am sorry you are having a problem. I hope you come back to read this comment so you can register. To register for the bulletin board click here.

    If you need more help, please use the Contact Page link located at the bottom of the Main Menu in the side bar of the blog to email us a message, or leave another comment here.

    The “Tech-Half”.

    Comment by Administrator — July 19, 2007 @ 9:32 pm

  103. Hi “Tech Half”- I just registered and it went thru!! Thank you so much for your help and prompt attention. It is very much appreciated!

    Comment by Jan Haas — July 20, 2007 @ 4:49 pm

  104. To quote comment 81:
    Susie and Dale, have been
    largely responsible for the personal relationships which have developed. – Irene

    I completely agree! Thanks to Susie and Dale for helping us fans find others who love to talk about Jersey Boys!

    Comment by A — July 20, 2007 @ 8:16 pm

  105. Seen show six times, still the best around. Seen JLY,Dominic Nolfi, Michael Longoria, & Travis Cloer all as Frankie. One is just as great as the other. Also seen Matthew Scott as Bob Gaudio, twice, he is a superb replacement for Daniel.Lucky to see Bobby & Chris all six times. Met all the guys and girls several times. All great people. Can’t wait for show # 7. Never fear if original four guys taking a day off, cause replacements are fine.

    Comment by Peter — July 21, 2007 @ 4:41 pm

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