November 15, 2005

More Critics Praise Jersey Boys!

November 15th, 2005

The great reviews keep popping up all over the globe! Check these out:

The Journal News
Don’t count the “jukebox musical” out yet: A new one called “Jersey Boys” opened last night at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway, and it should run for about 20 years. This time the group being celebrated is Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Watch your back, Mamma Mia! A new jukebox musical has arrived on Broadway, and it’s as much of a crowd-pleaser as you are. It’s also a lot smarter, and it actually tells the story of the group whose music it celebrates–the Four Seasons. Slickly directed by Des McAnuff, Jersey Boys stars a bunch of talented unknowns who are making the most of their big break. They, and the show, are a knockout.

So what if the Des McAnuff production is so slick that you could slip on it and slide to an untimely end? Fuhgeddaboudit! It’s got the Four Seasons songs, an astonishing string of melodic and melodramatic celebrations of adolescent emotion that make this show a highly appealing oldies concert.

NY1 News

And that’s why “Jersey Boys,” about the 60′s quartet Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, is destined for success. It all starts and ends with the book, and this one by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice is a winner. Of course, the music isn’t too shabby either.

Howard Kissel, New York Daily News
But there’s no point in beating around the bush — I had a great time at “Jersey Boys,” the new musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at the August Wilson Theater.

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