July 30, 2009

Steve Gouveia’s Jersey Boys Journey

July 30th, 2009

Jersey Boys Logo R. Scott Reedy has posted a terrific interview with Steve Gouveia, who plays Nick Massi on JB’s national tour.

Steve has been with the show since its beginnings, when director Des McAnuff began rehearsals in the basement of the Science Building at the University of California at San Diego in 2004. Five years later, with the 2006 Tony Award winner for Best Musical still playing to sold-out houses in New York, Gouveia is on national tour as Massi in the show about the legendary pop and rock group that soared to the top of the music business in the 1960s. It is a journey the California native says he never imagined he would take.

“Over the years, there have been many jukebox musicals. Three others came into New York the same season that we did, ‘Lennon,’ ‘Good Vibrations,’ and ‘All Shook Up,’ and they were all terrible shows. They didn’t last because they didn’t have strong books. We had felt the interest in our show building almost every night during the San Diego run, but there was still no guarantee. We knew we had great music, of course, but what really made our show a hit, and makes it work every night for new audiences, is the book. The real life stories of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi are what people respond to when they see this show. That’s what makes ‘Jersey Boys’ a truly great show.”

Read the full interview on DailyNewsTribune.com.

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  1. I love Steve. He has been so gracious to me since I first met him in Houston, Dallas and Atlanta. His Nick is one of the best I have ever seen and he is so funny and loves to meet the JB fans.

    Comment by Gladys — July 30, 2009 @ 4:47 pm

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