JERSEY BOYS PODCAST #060 - The Latest Jersey Boys Related News & Fan Thank You!

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Today's Jersey Boys Podcast (recorded on 1/27/08) is a much needed Jersey Boys news catch-up  and  listener appreciation show.  We have news about Jersey Boys Broadway and all the current Tour locations including breaking news on Australia.  We also have updates on Four Seasons members Joe Long, Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, and Tommy Devito.

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JERSEY BOYS PODCAST #041 - Major Tour News Update

The 41st Jersey Boys Podcast (recorded for May 8, 2007) has been released.  This podcast has details about the Jersey Boys Tour, Jersey Boys Broadway, Jersey Boys Las Vegas, happy birthday wishes to Frankie Valli, and condolences for the passing of Mary Delgado Valli.

In addition there are also mentions of Tour Cast locations: Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Tempe, AZ; Canada; and London.

The sources for today's podcast comes from: Broadway World, Jersey Boys Blog, CBC.ca, Sign On San Diego, Playbill, Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, PR Newswire, Eric Gutman Blog, and Jennifer Namo Blog.

Song samples played in this podcast include: 'New Town' and 'Born To Wander' [both from the Born To Wander album via CCMusic].  There is also a short audio segment of Frankie Valli on the Mike Douglas show singing 'Happy Birthday' mixed into today's podcast.

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Jersey Boys Tour Expansion Announced

The Jersey Boys Tour has announced their new expansion locations and dates:

  • Tempe, AZ - September 2007
  • San Diego, CA - October 2007
  • Costa Mesa, CA - November 2007
  • Seattle, WA - December 2007
  • Houston, TX - January 2008
  • Tampa, FL - February 2008
  • Minneapolis, MN - March 2008
  • Cleveland, OH - June 2008

John Lloyd Young Extension Announced

John Lloyd Young has announced via his blog a 7-month extension to his current contract to continue playing Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys.  Congrats!!

He is however going to take an immediate two-week vacation, and my wife Chirsty is going to miss the opportunity to see his performance on October 11th.

Other sources: Jersey Boys Blog, PlayBill, BroadwayWorld


Summary Of Latest Jersey Boys News

Here is some news that we have been following with regards to Jersey Boys:


Jersey Boys Balloon Contest

The Jersey Boys Broadway team reports that they will have a balloon at the Quick Check New Jersey Balloon Festival from July 28-30, 2006. If you take a photo of the balloon, and send it to them you can have a chance to win a limited edition signed opening night poster!

Snap your photo and send it to:

Jersey Boys Balloon
c/o Dodger Theatricals Marketing
311 W. 43rd Street, Suite 603
New York, New York 10036

Or you can e-mail to:

info@JerseyBoysBroadway.com with “Balloon” as the subject.
Be sure to include your name, address and contact number. 

"One grand prize winning photograph, chosen by the Jersey Boys Company, will be featured on the website.  The photographer will receive a signed limited edition opening night poster.  Five (5) additional photos will be chosen to be posted on the Jersey Boys website.  Entries must be received by August 7, 2006. Prizes are subject to change at the discretion of the production."


Des McAnuff Trades La Jolla for Ontario

Over the last week of or so there has been a lot of coverage of Des McAnuff leaving the La Jolla Playhouse as the Artistic Director: Mercury NewsSan Diego Union-Tribune, Playbill, Broadway, and BroadwayWorld.

According to the New York Times (confirmed by BroadwayWorld) he is going to be one of three Artistic Directors of the Stratford Festival - a classical repertory theater in Ontario, Canada.