Some Jersey Boys Related News

SeattlePI - "Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will be performing July 15, 2006 at the 2,500-seat Tulalip Amphitheatre. The venue north of Marysville features indoor food concessions (including traditional salmon-bake dinner) as well as beer and wine garden."

Broadway World - "Des MacAnuff (director of Jersey Boys) has a new endeavor starting in San Diego called Zhivago, the new musical based the epic Boris Pasternak novel, which will run from May 9th through June 24th at the La Jolla Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre.  The musical will open on May 25th. Part of the cast for Zhivago includes Melissa Hoff who is married to Christian Hoff (who plays Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys)."

And FoxNews.com Roger Friedman writes:

Broadway is about to have a very weird couple of weeks leading up to the Tony deadline. Some shows, like "The Drowsy Chaperone" and "The Threepenny Opera," are warmly anticipated. Others are not. So far, “Jersey Boys” looks like far and away the winner of the year — and deservedly so. And it does seem that "Grey Gardens," which opened off-Broadway, is the big story of the spring, even if it’s not eligible for the Tony awards.

Susie at Jersey Boys Blog recently noted on the Yahoo! Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons mailing list that on YouTube.com you can see a B&W version of Big Girls Don't Cry.

Also ... it looks like the Beattles are planning to be part of a Las Vegas production that will use "new" music?


End Of The Year Jersey Boys Link Fest

I thought the two weeks between Christmas and New Year were going to be slow news weeks for Jersey Boys and Frankie Vali and The 4 Seasons.  Boy was I wrong ...

Jersey Boys has been highlighted in several best of lists or reviews for 2005 (must see in 2006): Playbill#1, HearldNet, UPI, NY1, Playbill#2, Broadway.com, Yahoo.com, NY Daily News, NewsDay, NY Times (registration required), USA Today, and Epoch Times.

Several cast and staff members have had articles focused on them: Sergio Trujillo, J. Robert Spencer, John Lloyd Young (audio), Michael Longoria, Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice,   There were also Jersey Boys segments that recent aired with Cathie Lee Gifford on the "The Insider" via Entertainment Tonight and Theater Talk.

In addition,, Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons will be playing Atlantic City Caesars on Feb. 24 & 25, 2006. [bergen.com]  Frankie was also recently on XM Broadway Channel 28 for an interview, and with Phlash Phelps on XM Channel 6 or DirecTV Channel 803.

Whew .... Happy 2006!


Ton of Jersey Boys News

Here is a quick summary of new items we have been following:

Also ... the cast has been getting some good interviews/coverage:


Business of Broadway Shines for Jersey Boys

Variety reports (15Nov05) that Jersey Boys box office gross sales was "[the] biggest winner with $667,407, rising $244,669 in the wake of strong reviews" from the previous week.

But probably more importantly, Broadway.com is reporting (21Nov05) that:

Jersey Boys has broken the house record at the August Wilson Theatre, formerly the Virginia Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).   For the week ending November 20, the musical grossed $689,839.00--up $2,423.00 on the previous house record set by Little Shop of Horrors in December, 2003.