June 25, 2008

Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Talk About Jersey Boys Fans!

June 25th, 2008

On a recent edition of “Theater Talk,” Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice discuss the devoted Jersey Boys’ fan base and its recent opening in Las Vegas.


  1. Thank you Rick, for being our ambassador for us die hard fans. Tell Marshall, we do have a life….yep, going to Jersey Boys, and sucking all are families and friends into this addiction. LOL Your the best

    Comment by Kathy J — June 26, 2008 @ 11:36 am

  2. How lame comparing we “Jersey Boy” fans to trekkies. The shows and the casts just make us feel happy. You leave the theater uplifted with the songs and characters in your heart. I am sure that the $$$ going to the bank accounts are very welcomed.

    Comment by Gladys — June 26, 2008 @ 4:41 pm

  3. It’s not like we show up at JB performances wearing pajamas and talking to each other in Klingon or Vulcan or whatever the f**ck it is this week.

    Comment by stubbleyou — June 27, 2008 @ 9:29 am

  4. On the suggestion about getting a life. Let’s see… my computer skills, including the ability to maneuver the internet, have expanded. I have traveled more and learned to appreciate the nuances of a huge range of entertainment. I’ve honed my writing and networking skills. I’ve learned to use a digital camera and weathered the frustrations of learning to post on youtube. I’ve read more and watched television less; although I did see Law & Order for the first time thanks to Christian’s role. I started a new project with the Four Seasons Bus Tour. I’ve shared this interest with my family and hosted out-of-town guests. I’ve laughed more (thanks to Howard, Stubbleyou and so many others!). I’ve taken more risks, made more mistakes and had more successes… all since stepping into the world of Jersey Boys.

    MOST importantly though, the friendships in my life have exploded! All ages, all backgrounds, all walks of life, all parts of the country, all caring. The touching gestures that I have experienced from those I’ve met through JB have left me in awe, at times.

    Marshall and Rick stand up and take a bow with the others who have been a part of creating the JB experience. Rick… what you wrote in the JB program says it all and I am impressed that you ‘called it,’ so accurately, so early in the game. (PS, I’m also working on my sales, too… be sure to buy the show’s program!)

    Thanks for helping me to get a new life. One that is well rounded and inspiring; full of great people, challenges, growth and good times!

    Comment by Audrey — June 27, 2008 @ 9:34 am

  5. Audrey! B R A V O !!!!!!! Oh how I wish I could
    write like that :)

    Your writing skills are wonderful!

    Comment by Jody Cardillo — June 27, 2008 @ 12:46 pm

  6. So all that “get a life” stuff was a put on?

    Comment by Gladys — June 27, 2008 @ 3:21 pm

  7. Very well said, Aaudrey.

    And thank you, Rick, for seeing the Jersey Boys fans as they are, and not a bunch of raving loons!

    Comment by Catherine — June 27, 2008 @ 6:26 pm

  8. Audrey, you said it perfectly, especially in the second paragraph. Rick gave his view on why everyone came to Vegas for the opening (albeit jokingly); well, reason #1 for me was to spend time with my friends, some of whom I’d met in person, but many of whom I knew only via e-mail, telephone, the Blog, or the Forum.

    Stubbleyou, if we ever do get the JB pajamas, we can have a theme party at the next opening night. Just please make sure we order the PJ’s with the feet!

    Gladys and Kathy, there is a silver lining in Marshall’s “get a life” comment and grimace. First, we discovered that he does indeed have vocal cords and, secondly, that he is capable of more than one facial expression, even, to quote Rick, at his “advanced age”!

    Seriously, though, I sort of thought I had a bit of a life before “Jersey Boys”, but never ever would I have dreamed that at this “stage” of life, I can claim a little piece of the Broadway “stage” in my own mind.

    Comment by Howard Tucker — June 27, 2008 @ 6:30 pm

  9. Howard – I am 61 years old and yes – I have always had a life. What amazed me about JB is that I have seen over 98 shows in my lifetime and this is the one that has engraved itself on my soul – and I love the feeling. If I was watching an interview with Robin Williams, etc I would expect sarcasm, etc. I am proud to be a Jersey Boys Fan and would expect Brickman and Elice to appreciate that and be able to voice that opinion in person. Relax everyone, I am thrilled the Brickman and Elice gave us “Jersey Boys”. Whew!

    Comment by Gladys — June 28, 2008 @ 4:48 am

  10. We’ve all been moved that extra bit more by Jersey Boys. Enough to stand at stage doors, to meet and get to know the actors over time, to form bonds of friendships that are lasting years, to travel miles and miles for brunches, lunches, dinners, and to see new casts in these famous roles. There are sightseeing tours and the list can go on and the pleasures go on and those that miss the bus, well……………………


    Comment by David — June 28, 2008 @ 7:55 pm

  11. Sideline comment: being a Trekkie and being a Jersey Boys fan are not mutually exclusive, you know, and it is probably wise for any dedicated fan group to be diplomatic about another dedicated fan group– from the outside, any group can look a bit weird.

    Comment by S. Hawkiins — June 30, 2008 @ 12:13 pm

  12. Sorry, S., didn’t mean to offend. (I hope you know my comment was based on a line from JB.)

    Comment by stubbleyou — July 2, 2008 @ 9:02 pm

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