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JERSEY BOYS PODCAST #063 - Tribute To John Altieri, Review of Jersey Boys Las Vegas, & Interview with Eric Gutman

Jblvwaterfall The 63rd edition (recorded on 5/11/08 - Happy Mother's Day!) of the Jersey Boys Podcast has been posted.   This podcast includes: a tribute to the late John Altieri; a review of Jersey Boys Las Vegas with highlights of the Opening Night Party on May 3, 2008 at the Palazzo Resort and Casino; and an interview with Jersey Boys 1st National Tour & Broadway member Eric Gutman.

Listen! (Size: 23.9-MBs, Time: 52:19)

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We also bring you the new announcement for Jersey Boys Radio, a 24/7 streaming music station on the Internet for Jersey Boys and Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons fans.  Other topics discussed include:

Additional links with coverage related to Jersey Boys Las Vegas: TheStripPodcast (206.424.4737); USA Today; Newsblaze; Las Vegas Weekly; Erich Bergen on KVVU TV; Broadway World; Daily Mail; Las Vegas Sun; Vegas Stripping; Celebrity News 24/7; LA Times; The Star; Theater Dogs; The Star; Las Vegas Review Journal; BrightCove; Las Vegas Weekly; and Kathy Johnstone's pictures from Jersey Boys Las Vegas Open Night.

Music samples (thanks to Rhino Records) played in this podcast includes:

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Very Sad News With Regards To John Altieri

Christyjohnsfopeningnight It is with significant sadness that the Jersey Boys Podcast has to share the news with our listeners that John Altieri, one of the most caring cast members of Jersey Boys 1st National Tour & Las Vegas, has passed away.  We just interviewed him on Thanksgiving Day 2007 in Orange County, and we were planning to see him at the opening night of Jersey Boys Las Vegas this past weekend.  Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, cast members, fans, and all those that knew him.  He will be missed.

Here are some additional memorials:

*NOTE: The picture attached to this blog post is with John with Christy taken in Dec. 2006 in San Francisco's Jersey Boys opening night party.

UPDATE (5/9/08): BroadwayWorld has more details on John's death and how you can contact his family. Backstage and TheaterMania also have coverage.