July 30, 2009

Jersey Boys Rocks Boston!

July 30th, 2009

Jersey Boys Logo Joan Anderman gives JERSEY BOYS a glowing review in The Boston Globe!

According to Anderman, JB succeeds on the stage thanks to the sharp, saucy writing of Marshall Brickman Rick Elice, crisp direction by Des McAnuff that infuses a constantly shifting narrative with clarity, stylishly understated choreography that’s potent rather than overblown, and – most of all – the irresistible tunes. Additionally, “Jersey Boys’’ comes armed with its own grime-to-glitter story. And with four talented and immensely appealing performers leading us by our ears, evergreen hooks acquire a measure of pathos and joy.

Only a handful of songs are used to actually further the plot; the rest are shamelessly enjoyed for what they are: terrific pop tunes. How good are they? There were several moments when the drama onstage shifted seamlessly from a theatrical event into a concert. The audience cheered wildly. The pop stars bowed in gratitude. It almost felt real.

Read Anderman’s full fantastic review on Boston.com.


  1. Also: http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/view/20090731four_scores_with_winning_formula/

    Comment by Leanna — July 30, 2009 @ 11:26 pm

  2. And: http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090731/LIFE/90730005/-1/NEWSMAP

    Comment by Leanna — July 31, 2009 @ 12:54 am

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