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.

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*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.


JERSEY BOYS PODCAST #061 - Interview with Deven May Plus News Update

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Jbpdevenchristysdnov07 The Jersey Boys Podcast #061 brings fans an interview with Deven May who up until recently was playing the role of Tommy Devito on the 1st National Tour.  After the interview we will have some comments about the interview, and then a short run down of the latest news related to Jersey Boys Broadway , Jersey Boys Chicago, Jersey Boys London, Jersey Boys Las Vegas, and John Lloyd Young.

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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 #059 - Interview With John Lloyd Young

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Jbpjlysddec2007 Show #059 of the Jersey Boys Podcast has been posted and it includes a great interview with John Lloyd Young. The topics covered in the interview includes: what John is doing now and in the near future including his upcoming concert on Feb. 23, 2008; his thoughts on supporting service through fund raising; his praise for his dedicated fans; the Tony Award wins; his feelings about leaving the cast of Jersey Boys; and Michael Longoria's strengths as the new Frankie Valli on Broadway.

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JERSEY BOYS PODCAST #057 - Interview with John Altieri (1st National Tour)

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Jbjohnaltieri Today's Jersey Boys Podcast has our in-person interview with Jersey Boys 1st National Tour member John Altieri who plays the principle role of Bob Crewe and other characters. This interview was recorded on Thanksgiving day.  It has Q&As related to John's current and past roles as an actor, how he got the Jersey Boys role, and other details related to the challenges and benefits of being on one of the best musical tours in history.

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  • JERSEY BOYS PODCAST #056 - Interview With Tommy DeVito (Part 2 of 4)

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    Jbtdvoct07 Today's Jersey Boys Podcast (recorded on November 30, 2007) is Part 2 of 4 of our sit down interview with original Four Season's member Tommy DeVito.

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    JERSEY BOYS PODCAST #055 - Interview With Christopher Kale Jones (Frankie Valli On 1st National Tour)

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    Jbckjoct07_2 The Jersey Boys Podcast for today is with Jersey Boys 1st National Tour principle Christopher Kale Jones who plays Frankie Valli in the musical. 

    The next podcast will be Part 2 of 4 with original Four Season Tommy DeVito, and then the following podcast will move back to the 1st National Tour members with John Altieri.

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    JERSEY BOYS PODCAST #054 - Interview With Original Four Season Tommy DeVito (Part 1 of 4)

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    Jbtdvoct07_2 Today's Jersey Boys Podcast includes Part 1 of 4 of our interview with Original Four Season Tommy DeVito.

    We also have updates on our plans to bring you the rest of the Tommy DeVito interview, and the recently recorded interviews of over 16 members of the Jersey Boys 1st National Tour over the course of the next month.

    There is also a reference that Jersey Boys Podcast #053 is our first video podcast that you can check out via: jerseyboyspodcast.blip.tv.  The focus of this Podcast #053 is our attendance at the Broadway Fan Tribute Party held on October 21, 2007 in NYC.

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    JERSEY BOYS PODCAST #053 - Video Of Broadway Visit & Fan Tribute Event

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    Join Christy and Steve Holden as they travel to New York City via Newark, NJ to see the Sunday matinée of Jersey Boys on 10/21/07 and then attend the Broadway Fan Tribute Event that evening.  This once in a lifetime event included members of The Four Seasons (Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio, and Joe Long), and dozens of Broadway cast members including the four main principles: John Lloyd Young, Daniel Reichard, Christian Hoff, and J. Robert Spencer.

    This is the first video podcast from Jersey Boys Podcast.  It was produced on a Mac Book Pro running Mac OS 10.5 'Leopard' and iMovie 08.  Video was taken using the Canon HV20 and still images are from a Canon Digital Rebel XT.

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