December 23, 2007

Jersey Boys Fans Celebrate the Holidays in NYC

December 23rd, 2007

By Pamela Singer, Jersey Boys Blog Special Correspondent

You know you’re a Jersey Boys Fan when…. you brave wind, snow, and rain to mingle with fellow fans in New York.

Last weekend, twelve intrepid fans–Pamela, Howard (in his Larry King holiday suspenders), Gary, Audrey, Jody (with some beautiful trinkets for all of us), Charles, Harry, Ed, Dina, Lucy (from Texas), David (from Washington), and Kathleen–battled the elements and met for a fabulous brunch in New York City. Wanda, Norene, and Jon were unable to come due to the weather, but were with us in spirit. And of course, Irene’s sweetness resonated throughout, thanks to her lovely gift (See’s Candies) and a special phone call.

We came from near and far to commiserate about one of our favorite pastimes (Jersey Boys!) as well as to celebrate friendships, both new and old. Some of us were meeting for the first time, while others were already old (figuratively, not chronologically) friends. We gathered at B Smiths Restaurant, a bastion of Southern Hospitality, charm, and cuisine. (Howard—forget the lettuce and tomato diet here!!!)

Lots of laughs, sharing, and warmth ensued. Our group was graced by the lovely, sunny presence of Jennifer Naimo, who added her own unique charm and grace to an already outstanding mix! In typical Mary Delgado fashion, she mandated our going around the room introducing ourselves and where we were from. Jen then proceeded to honor some requests for her next Cabaret show at the Laurie Beechman, now slated for January 29. The most humorous part of the brunch was our wondering whether her signature “Movin’ On Up” was meant for George and Weezie Jefferson or for our own Gary Neuberg, who recently “moved on up to the East Side”; of course, the definition of “sky” for Gary is third floor.

Some of us went on to enjoy the matinee performance of Jersey Boys, always a fabulous experience, and we all met afterward at the stage door with our favorite cast members, who as always, didn’t leave until every autograph was signed and every picture taken. Thanks to everyone for coming and making this such a special experience. We’re already planning our next get together, tentatively for January 6, 2008.

Thank you to Pamela for wonderful coverage of last week’s Jersey Boys’ fan holiday brunch. Check out the JBB Forum for upcoming fan get-togethers!


  1. …lest we mention that third floor is a walk-up!

    Comment by Gary — December 23, 2007 @ 1:32 am

  2. How lovely. Sounds like you had a lot of fun. I have trouble finding people who share my love of the show and also want to talk about it non-stop. How do I join your club?

    Comment by L — December 23, 2007 @ 8:05 am

  3. What a great write-up. Sounds like Jersey Boys fans are just as special as the show itself! Hope I can join you some time.

    Jana — Bethesda, MD

    Comment by Jana — December 23, 2007 @ 12:13 pm

  4. Great article Pamela. It sounds like a great time was had by all. Loved the pics too.

    Comment by Melissa — December 23, 2007 @ 1:16 pm

  5. We always have a good time together, food, wine, good conversation and Jersey Boys..We don’t need anything else, or do we :-) Jody

    Comment by Jody Cardillo — December 23, 2007 @ 1:27 pm

  6. Pam, you did a wonderful job coordinating this, and summing it all up for us. Thank you so, so much.

    Comment by Howard Tucker — December 23, 2007 @ 2:04 pm

  7. The work of a good coordinator/ planner is making it all look easy… and a pleasure. Pam, somehow you did both. Hope more and more people are able to join in- in the future.

    Comment by Audrey — December 23, 2007 @ 5:48 pm

  8. Pam, You should be so proud, you did an awesome job with the planning and with this report!! (thank you too Howard) Thank you for thinking of me, I certainly was there in spirit and will be there physically next time……darn weather had better cooperate!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!! SEE YOU SOON!!! Wanda

    Comment by Wanda — December 23, 2007 @ 9:44 pm

  9. Thanks, everyone, for the lovely words and comments. It was my pleasure to coordinate this special day, and I look forward to many more. A special thanks to my wonderful sister, Jana, writing from Maryland , for her unending support.Jana and I (both born and bred Jersey Girls!) saw our first Four Seasons concert together, and more recently, Frankie Valli.You’re the best, Jan!

    Love to everyone,

    Comment by Pamela — December 23, 2007 @ 10:34 pm

  10. Fantastic pictures. I enjoyed seeing everyone even though it couldn’t be in person. IE

    Comment by irene eizen — December 23, 2007 @ 10:59 pm

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