December 25, 2005

Jersey Boys Makes EW’s Top 10 Stage of 2005!

December 25th, 2005

Jersey Boys is #7 on Entertainment Weekly’s Top 10 Stage of 2005! In the year-end double issue, here’s what was said about the Broadway smash hit musical:

    If shows based on the songs and/or lives of the Beach Boys, Elvis, and John Lennon couldn’t cut it, why would one on the admittedly lesser Four Seasons? Chalk up Boys’ left-field accomplishment to an absorbing backstory (the Mob banished one of them to Vegas?), deft staging (by Des McAnuff, the man behind Broadway’s The Who’s Tommy), a spot-on cast, and one AM-heyday classic after another—from “Sherry” to “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)”—that reminds you they were the Beach Boys, East Coast division.

Here’s EW’s Top 10 list:

  1. Sweeney Todd
  2. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  3. The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
  4. Orson’s Shadow
  5. Glengarry Glen Ross
  6. The Pillowman
  7. Jersey Boys
  8. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  9. After Ashley
  10. The Ruby Sunrise

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