August 26, 2009

Two Fabulous Bob Gaudio Interviews!

August 26th, 2009

Jersey Boys LogoBob Gaudio is all over the map this week!

WNED’s Mike Desmond recently spoke to Bob Gaudio about his music career, including his early success with The Royal Teens, The Four Seasons, the many other major artists he has worked with over the years, and the success of JERSEY BOYS! Visit to listen to this fantastic interview!

Additionally, Susan G. Cole has a terrific Q&A with Bob Gaudio, who talked about songwriting, the origins of JERSEY BOYS, and what makes it works. Here’s a preview to the interview:

Q: What got you into the idea of pursuing the show?

A: The first thing that got me interested in doing a show, not necessarily a Broadway show but something different, was watching The Deer Hunter and seeing what [director] Michael Cimino did with the song Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, setting it in the pool hall. I realized, “We don’t just make pop music – this is something bigger than that.”

Q: How did you get Woody Allen’s early co-writer, Marshall Brickman, involved in writing the book for the show?

A: [Co-writer] Rick Elice had trouble getting Brickman on board, and I said to Brickman once the show opened, “I hear you were a tough sell. What actually pushed you over?” And he told me, “I was in an elevator with Itzhak Perlman and he asked me what I was up to. I was pulling back, but finally I thought, ‘Fuck it’ and told him I was thinking of doing a Broadway show. He asked me what about and I said a group; he asked me what group and I said the Four Seasons. And he started singing Sherry. I thought to myself, ‘Okay, I’m in.’”

Visit for the full interview!

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. | TrackBack URI

Please leave a comment