June 28, 2008

Jersey Boys in Cleveland–A Masterpiece!

June 28th, 2008

Fabulous reviews keep popping up all over for the Cleveland production of Jersey Boys! Here are the latest:

David Ritchey of Akron.com: The “Jersey Boys” script, by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, is a masterpiece. In one or two lines, Brickman and Elice tell major elements of the storyline and move the plot forward. The bare-bones lines of dialogue link the lives of the four men and the big hits of Valli and The Four Seasons. Brickman is known, in part, for sharing an Academy Award with Woody Allen for “Annie Hall.”The standing ovation started the moment the curtain call began. The roof of the theater could have lifted off when Bwarie took his bow. This show is a crowd favorite.

Fran Heller of ClevelandJewishNews.com: Oh, what a night at Playhouse Square, where the “Jersey Boys” are regaling audiences by the busloads through July 20. I first saw “Jersey Boys” on Broadway in 2006, the year it won the Tony Award for best musical, and I was blown away by its energy. Ever since Playhouse Square announced that it was bringing the blockbuster show to Cleveland, I have been wearing out my CD in eager anticipation. The wait was well worth it. “Jersey Boys” on tour, directed with the same vision and verve by Des McAnuff, is every bit a match for its New York cousin.

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  1. These are really complimentary reviews! The Cleveland cast must be excellent. I’m glad it’s doing well… =)

    Comment by Beth L. — June 28, 2008 @ 11:27 pm

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