December 21, 2011

Philadelphia Critics Praise Jersey Boys Second National Tour!

December 21st, 2011


News from JERSEY BOYS: JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical, opened to rave reviews in Philadelphia, PA at the Forrest Theatre, on Friday, December 9 (performances began Tuesday, December 6) and will play through Saturday, January 14, 2012. Below is a snapshot of the rave reviews from the Philadelphia press.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Howard Shapiro writes, “ It wasn’t just the bright new national tour cast of JERSEY BOYS up on the Forrest Theatre stage, bowing to wild enthusiasm at the curtain call at Friday’s opening of a five-week run. There, standing amid the guys who play the Four Seasons and the sizable ensemble that backs them, was the creative team — the folks who devised the show that won the best-musical Tony in 2006 and has proceeded, in several national tours, to win over audiences nationally. There was Bob Gaudio, the hit-churning songwriter and longtime Four Seasons performer, whose compositions — ‘Sherrie,’ ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry,’ ‘Dawn (Go Away),’ ‘Rag Doll,’ ‘Walk Like a Man,’ to name only a few — are indelible in an American generation’s history. He bowed standing next to the actor Jason Kappus, who portrays him so appealingly on stage and bears an uncanny younger resemblance to the man.” Click HERE to read the full review.

PHILADELPHIA EDGE: The Philadelphia Edge’s Andrew Clark raves, “Attention Philadelphia…JERSEY BOYS is back! After a record-breaking engagement last year, the Broadway smash has returned to the Forrest Theatre — and what a return it was! It is a spectacular example of the ‘American Dream’ and is delivered beautifully. Enough cannot be said about the cast of this show. Innovative storytelling, constant energy and action, and a stellar cast to create a theatre experience unlike any other. Highly recommended as it is one of the most fun nights you will have in the theatre this season. After years of smashing records and winning awards, JERSEY BOYS has lost none of its luster. Make sure to catch it before it leaves Philly!” Click HERE to read the full review.

HOLLYWOOD THE WRITE WAY: Hollywood The Write Way’s Melody Simpson writes, “Oh what a night! Talk about Jersey pride! This group’s musical achievements alone make me proud to be from here. And the harmonies. Bravo! The crowd was cheering during ‘Sherry,’ rocking to ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry,’ and clapping along to ‘Oh, What a Night’ while I connected to ‘My Eyes Adored You.’ These boys may have been making hits awhile before I arrived on this earth but their music, these lyrics are timeless. ‘My Eyes Adored You’ won me over. The group choreography from the late 50s and on also reeled me in. These guys have the full package! To read the entire review, click HERE.

TRAVEL AOL: Travel AOL’s Steve Ramm raves, “The Tony Award- winning musical JERSEY BOYS is back for its second visit to Philly and has settled in a for a LONG run (through January 14) at the Forrest Theatre. This is the first stop on the new National Tour of the show. I can see this show touring for years to come. As they say in the business, this show has ‘legs.’ I saw it last year and just had to see it again. It’s a must see.” Click HERE to read the full review.

ENJOYING PHILADELPHIA: Enjoying Philadelphia raves, “We can state categorically, that JERSEY BOYS is among the best shows we’ve ever seen. Philadelphia had the honor of being the launch site, so to speak, for the second national tour of Jersey Boys, and it was really something to see. The actors were nothing short of sensational. JERSEY BOYS is not to be missed.” Click HERE for the full review.

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