January 20, 2016

Jersey Boys Plays San Francisco at Orpheum Theatre Jan. 20-Feb. 14! Check Out Great BWW Interview with Matthew Dailey! @mdailey88

January 20th, 2016

Keith Hines, Aaron DeJesus, Drew Seeley, and Matthew Dailey Keith Hines, Aaron DeJesus, Drew Seeley, and Matthew Dailey (Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniels) /caption]

So great that JB national tour has returned to San Francisco from tonight through Valentine’s Day at the Orpheum Theatre! BroadwayWorld.com has a fun Q&A with Matthew Dailey, who plays Tommy DeVito. Check out a sneak peek below:

The Four Seasons isn’t exactly your generation, and the opening song seems to understand that as it draws you back in time. What kind of research did you have to do to understand this real life person and his times?

It’s a lot of research into the neighborhood that these guys grew up in and the time period. I didn’t necessarily grow up listening specifically to this genre of music, but I did know 75 percent of the songs. It’s music that has transcended multiple generations and decades, and it will be around forever. People still love it. People still listen to it. It’s still very relevant.

The idea of “four seasons” is somewhat incorporated into the show. What are some of the seasons your character goes through on his journey?

What’s neat about the setup of this show versus other shows is it’s the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, so each of the four of us get the chance to narrate the show. So I start the show off. My season is called Spring. It’s the birth of the group. And then we get to Summer, which kind of goes through the high point of the group when they’re living the dream and they’re the rock stars. And then there’s the Fall of the group. It goes through the demise of the group. And then that leaves us with winter, which Frankie tells, which is kind of more his solo career he takes on once the group kind of crumbles.

Click HERE to read the entire interview.

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