September 4, 2012

Jersey Boys 2nd Natl Tour Plays Benedum Center from 9/4-9/23; Check Out Feature with Richard Hester Pittsburgh Post-Gazette!

September 4th, 2012

Sharon Eberson has a marvelous preview feature interview with JERSEY BOYS production supervisor Richard Hester! The JB 2nd national tour will be playing at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh from tonight until September 23.

From rough streets and humble beginnings in New Jersey came the Four Seasons, a boy band that topped the pop charts during a chunk of the 1960s. Forty years later, the band’s music and compelling backstory conquered Broadway as the “Jersey Boys,” the global phenomenon that has piled on awards and box-office records since it opened on Nov. 6, 2005.

The man who keeps the plates spinning — casting, scheduling, rehearsals — is Richard Hester, the production supervisor who honed his craft with huge touring shows such as “Wicked” and “Phantom of the Opera.” He’s been with “Jersey Boys” for all of its seven years, although in the past he’d never stayed at a job beyond two.

“There’s something about ‘Jersey Boys’ that it is such a miraculous piece of work. I don’t ever get bored, although I’ve seen it thousands of times,” Mr. Hester said.

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