July 1, 2005

Welcome to the Jersey Boys Blog!!

July 1st, 2005

Welcome to the Jerseyboysblog.com! This blog will keep everyone updated on the soon-to-be Broadway blockbuster–Jersey Boys, the musical that tells how four blue-collar guys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest chart topping supergroups of all time.

The blog will share news updates, interviews, previews, reviews, and websites focusing on Jersey Boys and the phenomenal music of Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons.


  1. “Soon-to-be Broadway blockbuster… ” What great instincts you had! It’s hard to imagine life before Jersey Boys and the JBB. What a gift this Blog is. I bet there are a lot of people like myself who can say that checking the JB Blog is one of the first things they do each morning and last things at night. The Blog is realy part of the show now.

    I love Rick Elice’s entry in the show’s program. At one point, he says: “Whatever groups we belong to, they invariably become second families.” Well, the JBB has certainly become, for many of us, the KEY ingredient to the family feeling this show fosters.

    Thank you for the exclusive interviews, the Four Seasons’ holiday music at Christmas and the effortless way the menu and categories are set up! I love the poll questions, the trivia contest and the fun stuff on Youtube (the college Jersey Boys were great).

    Putting out an editorial, journalistic and creative masterpiece everyday (after all it’s nearly impossible to find a day when there isn’t a post) is one thing. But you also manage fans’ requests, offers, problems, questions, excitement, ideas and ‘need to chat’ behind the scenes with grace, generosity and finesse at all times. The show could not hope for more skilled, dedicated or classy professionals to represent them out in the world. For what you accomplish, it’s amazing that you don’t have a large staff.

    The stars must have been in alignment for such a great show to attract you, Susie and Dale- the ONLY people I believe, who could do this job so flawlessly!

    Happy Anniversary and many. many more!

    Comment by Audrey — July 1, 2007 @ 10:02 am

  2. Congratulations, Dale and Susie on the second anniversary of the Jersey Boys Blog. You have been major contributors to the ongoing success of the show. You have been instrumental in fostering wonderful friendships and communications among Jersey Boys fans, in each locale of performance and nationwide. You have been the inspiration and catalyst for the creation of a community of Jersey Boys fans.

    Audrey expresses the sentiments more eloquently than I (remember I am a math person first and foremost) and I enthusiastically share her thoughts.

    You are a great team of two very special individuals! Thank you for all you do! IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 1, 2007 @ 10:59 am

  3. Susie and Dale, I’m honored and thrilled to follow my eloquent friend Audrey in congratulating you on two wonderful years as Blogmasters for this magnificent show.

    Your recent insightful interviews with our “Boys” have told us how dramatically their lives have changed over the past year and a half.
    Christian talks about a “rocket-launched career” and Bobby says he’s been “paid back in spades.” Well, Susie and Dale, you’ve also positively impacted so many lives with the Blog, including mine.

    My last year as one of your special correspondents and fantastic fans has been the proverbial fairy tale. To say we’ve become a family is an understatement. Not only have I met many of the “Jersey Boys” principals, but I’ve been fortunate enough to count so many fellow bloggers among my closest friends–Irene, Audrey, David, Charles, Catherine, Kathryn, Tom, Michael L., Mike Mag, Dee, Len, Stacey, Lulu, John, Yvette, and the list goes on and on.

    Not only do you give us new posts every day, guys, but if it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have seen the talents of all our “Boys” in venues outside of the theater, such as “JLY in Rockers on Broadway”, “Daniel’s Christmas in Black and White”, “Donnie’s Kehr’s New Year’s Eve” and “Bobby’s Tribute to Ben Folds.” I might also never have known about Christian’s magnficent audiobook “Tell Me How You Love the Picture”, much less listened to it numerous times.

    Perhaps the greatest satisfaction of all has come in the last month, when our own Jennifer Naimo and Steve Orich, and songwriter Kenny Nolan (“My Eyes Adored You”), all of whom I had never previously met, personally acknowledged my contributions to the Blog. As Frankie says in “Jersey Boys”, “what’s that worth??”

    I have no words to adequately convey my emotions right now, Susie and Dale, so a simple “thank you” will have to do. If there is such a thing as karma, to quote Bobby Spencer above, you guys will be “paid back in spades.”

    Comment by Howard Tucker — July 1, 2007 @ 12:02 pm

  4. I second the above comments. Visiting the Jersey Boys Blog is the first thing I do to unwind after a long day at work. The information keeps JB fans up-to-date and promotes continued interest in the show. It also helps fans to connect with other events the Jersey Boy’s cast is involved in. I was excited to be spotlighted in a fan interview and I remember the time I went to a performance of Jersey Boys just to get the right answers for the JB blog fan trivia contest. Your dedication to this blog is responsible for the show’s continued sell-out success, and above all it has been the means for developing friendships with other JB fans! Happy Anniversary and know that we appreciate your efforts and dedication in maintaining this wonderful site. I know I would be lost without a daily visit to learn about the latest Jersey Boys’ happenings!!!

    Comment by Beverley Micciche — July 1, 2007 @ 12:03 pm

  5. I too make the JB’s Blog my first stop once on the computer. It keeps me up to date on all of the cast & show happenings. Thanks for all of your updates, interviews, contests, polls etc. Maybe someone can get some of the cast members thoughts about the blog. After all, it is the blog that keeps the fans informed & lets us know where they will be & involved in. I only wish I could attend more of them.

    Keep up the fabulous work!!!!!!!!!!!

    Stacey S. from Staten Island NY

    Comment by Stacey S. — July 1, 2007 @ 2:39 pm

  6. Susie and Dale, great job on the blog. Congratulations! I know it’s been a labor of love these past two years, and I don’t know how you manage to do it, day in and day out. We’re glad you are at the helm — and also glad that you have correspondents like Audrey! She’s the best — and a truly dedicated fan and friend of the Jersey Boys. Keep up the good work — you give us all much to be thankful for!

    Nanci Hartwick

    Comment by Nanci Hartwick — July 1, 2007 @ 2:45 pm

  7. I agree with the comments of all my new friendss – Beverley, Howard and Audrey. I may be redundant but there can never be enough said about the total Jersey Boys phenomenon and all the wonderful events and relationships which have ensued. IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 1, 2007 @ 3:11 pm

  8. I do now how to spell FRIENDS! Math person or not! IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 1, 2007 @ 3:12 pm

  9. Oh, forget my typing skills. I do KNOW how to spell KNOW!

    Comment by irene eizen — July 1, 2007 @ 3:12 pm

  10. Keep up the great work…..Congratulations

    Comment by Jen Roberts — July 1, 2007 @ 6:50 pm

  11. The JBB rocks! Thanks for a wondeful website. Congrats!

    Comment by Yvette — July 1, 2007 @ 7:21 pm

  12. The JBB rocks! Congrats!

    Hi Howard!

    Comment by Yvette — July 1, 2007 @ 7:22 pm

  13. WOW!! 2 Years! CONGRATULATIONS!!! You two are the best!! I read your blog every day!!

    Comment by Jerseyshoregal — July 1, 2007 @ 10:13 pm

  14. So, being a “California guy,” I must say I am new to the “concept” of live theater. Not that we don’t have it, I mean I lived 15 miles from San Francisco growing up, and for the past 17 years I’ve been within 80 miles of downtown Los Angeles…

    …it’s just that, well, we don’t make a big deal about it.

    Then, I met Howard Tucker, and through some e-mails, a few phone calls and meeting over sparkling water at L’Ecole in NYC, I realized there is MUCH MORE to this live theater thing that I was aware of.

    THEN, I got tickets…well, a ticket. Yes, Mr. Tucker arranged for my wife and I (celebrating our anniversary this 4th of July!) to join him and several hundred other fans in an LA showing of JB.

    I WAS STUNNED…amazed. Not only was the show impressive, but the fan support. Just look at this blog! How many hundreds of entries, thousands of comments and (tens of???) thousands of visits. It’s like “seeing it without seeing it!”

    So, to everyone (and I do mean EVERYone who makes all of this possible: THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.

    Comment by Jason — July 3, 2007 @ 11:38 pm

  15. Once again, I want to wish the always popular, ever updated, always relied on ‘go-to’ Blog, a very happy 3rd birthday today! I dare say the Blog visitors don’t wait for July 1st, though; we celebrate your fine work, impeccable updating and ongoing commitment every day.

    Thanks for keeping us so informed and connected!

    Comment by Audrey — July 1, 2008 @ 10:16 pm

  16. Thanks for being the voice of “The JB’s”.the first thing I do every morning is read up on what everyone has written about their experiences .I can read & pretend i’m in the audience…so Happy Birthday & don,t ever stop”blogging”(is that a word)Congrats from an old Jersey Girl

    Comment by Betsy — July 5, 2008 @ 10:05 am

  17. “Gosh these ‘kids’ grow up so fast.”
    A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the ever-popular and thoroughly professional Jersey Boys Blog!!!

    Where would we be without you? Thanks for keeping us connected to the show, all events and – especially to each other. You’re doing a FANtastic job. Thanks!

    Comment by Audrey — July 2, 2009 @ 6:28 pm

  18. Happy 4th Birthday to the ever-popular Jersey Boys Blog! Thanks for always being everywhere – when it comes to all things JB…and the huge JB family of cast, crew, creative team, producers and FANS. What would we do without you?!! Let’s never find out.

    Comment by Audrey — July 2, 2009 @ 10:03 pm

  19. Another wonderful anniversary of the Jersey Boys Blog, Susie & Dale–our fourth.

    In my opinion, very few people in this world are true visionaries, but I think that you two may qualify. Four years ago, you foresaw, sometimes by mere implication, the greatness that “Jersey Boys” would achieve. And you let us all accompany you on that great ride.

    We’ve all heard people say that the art of the interview question has been lost somewhere. Not on the Jersey Boys Blog; you’ve discovered more about the cast, the crew, the creative team, and yes, the fantastic fans, than any of us could have imagined. And along the way, you’ve taught me and our other special correspondents how to do the same.

    A long while ago on the Forum, Jody and I asked the question from “The Way We Were”: if we had the chance to do it all again, tell me, could we, would we?? I think we would. Thanks so much for a great four years, Susie and Dale. I look forward to many more.

    Comment by Howard Tucker — July 4, 2009 @ 8:39 am

  20. Every way and in every year…better and better! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!

    Comment by Audrey — July 2, 2010 @ 12:16 am

  21. Thank you for the anniversary greetings, Audrey! That’s why we’re still out there blogging, like that bunny on TV with the battery….

    Comment by Susie — July 2, 2010 @ 11:06 am

  22. Five years guys!! And we’ve all lived the fairy tale with you!! Thanks Susie and Dale!

    Comment by Howard — July 3, 2010 @ 9:10 pm

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