March 25, 2008

Latest JB London Reviews!

March 25th, 2008

The UK press has done overtime on Jersey Boys reviews! Below are this week’s latest:

International Herald Tribune
: …its scintillating stagecraft offers an object lesson in musical staging. Using the various levels of Klara Zieglerova’s set, pop art iconography helping to swiftly set the period, McAnuff keeps the four members of the group in a sort of perpetual rotation, the storytelling chores shared among them.
: The all Brit cast do a fantastic job of recreating both the bands original sound and the show’s Broadway success. A hunky Glenn Carter is our first bad boy storyteller as he nurtures young Frankie played by Ryan Molloy, displaying an extraordinary vocal range that encapsulate a vertigo educing high falsetto that’s more then a match for the original Frankie Valli sound. It’s great to see Philip Bulcock playing a West End lead as the groups self-confessed Ringo (I gave him his first job) and at last Simon Adkins, who’s been such an indispensable member of many a chorus, including one of mine, gets to play a speaking role and is wonderful as a waspish gay record producer.

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