May 30, 2011

Jersey Boys Natl Tour Heads to Appleton: Check Out Post Crescent’s Preview!

May 30th, 2011

The JERSEY BOYS national tour production will be playing at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton beginning this Wednesday through June 19 and Shane Nyman has a fantastic preview that includes an interview with co-writer Marshall Brickman and Quinn VanAntwerp who plays Bob Gaudio. Here’s a sneak peek:

When Academy Award-winning screenwriter Marshall Brickman was pitched the idea to write a Broadway musical based on ’60s pop sensation the Four Seasons, he had little interest.

Hoping to change his mind, fellow writer Rick Elice handed Brickman a collection of the Four Seasons’ greatest hits. The rest, as they say, is history.

“I wake up screaming, realizing I almost turned this down,” Brickman said.

Quinn VanAntwerp, the 24-year-old who portrays hit-maker extraordinaire Bob Gaudio, believes “Jersey Boys” is the “everyman’s musical.”

“I tell people that if you’ve never seen a musical, if you don’t like musicals, this is the show to go to,” VanAntwerp said.

“There’s truck-drivers that will be in the front row and scream like their team just won the World Series.”

Read Nyman’s full preview on

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