January 4, 2006

Jersey Boys & John Lloyd Young Look Like Strong Contenders for the Tony Awards!!

January 4th, 2006

With only four months remaining in the 2005-2006 Broadway season, Ken Mandelbaum takes a look at where things stand in terms of success, failure, and Tony Awards in this week’s The Insider column.

Mandelbaum talks about the season’s first unqualified hit, Jersey Boys, somewhat unexpected because Lennon, All Shook Up, and Good Vibrations had seemed to toll the death knell for jukebox musicals. But through sleek staging, adept writing, superb performances, and irresistible songs, Jersey Boys turned things around and looks likely to continue at the August Wilson Theatre for years to come.

At this point, Mandelbaum thinks that Jersey Boys looks like the strongest candidate for the Best Musical Tony, with Color Purple also guaranteed a nomination.

And, get this: Mandelbaum thinks that the “much-lauded” Frankie Valli of Jersey Boys, John Lloyd Young, who, at this early stage, looks like the front runner.

The Tony nominations will be announced on May 16!!

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for posting this story. That Jersey Boys is already getting favorable Tony buzz on Broadway is really cool. Charles

    Comment by calexan — January 5, 2006 @ 12:02 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. | TrackBack URI

Please leave a comment