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.

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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.


JERSEY BOYS PODCAST #062 - Interview With Original Four Season Tommy DeVito (Part 4 of 4) Plus News Update

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Tommyguitar The 62nd edition (recorded on 4/22/08) of the Jersey Boys Podcast has been posted.   This podcast includes Part 4 of 4 of our interview with original Four Season member Tommy DeVito.  The previous parts have been posted here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. The picture to the left is from 1968 with Tommy reportedly getting started with "Italian Cowboy" as Frankie starts to laugh and Bob Guadio looks like he'd like to be anywhere but on stage.

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

In addition to the interview, we cover the latest Jersey Boys news related to: Broadway, London, Chicago, Las Vegas, 1st National Tour, and Australia.  Links mentioned during the news section includes:

In addition to the links mentioned in the news section, the following links were mentioned in the announcements section:

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Jersey Boys Quiz and J. Robert Spencer Videos

Here are two quick pointers for Jersey Boys Podcast fans:


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.

Music segments (thanks to Rhino Records & Collector's Choice Music) played in this podcast includes:

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JERSEY BOYS PODCAST #058 - Interview With Original Four Season Tommy DeVito (Part 3 of 4)

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Tommydevitomomcat150dpi The 58th edition (recorded on 12/21/07) of the Jersey Boys Podcast has been posted.   This podcast includes Part 3 of 4 of our interview with original Four Season member Tommy DeVito.

The topics covered by Tommy in this part includes: his favorite Four Seasons songs and background ideas on why he thinks some were hits & some were not; details on his own album '1st Season'; how he got his nickname 'Tommooch'; his thoughts on his 'unpublished autobiography' that was part of the background reference material for Jersey Boys; and his real relationship with Gyp DeCarlo.

It is highly recommended that you listen to Part 1 and Part 2 before listening to this edition.

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Song segments sampled in this podcast [thanks to Rhino Records]:

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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.

The following song samples were played during this show [thanks to Rhino Records]:

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Come Join Fans At Jersey Boys World

Jersey Boys World is a new social network for the fans of Jersey Boys, the Tony award-winning smash hit musical about the rags to riches story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. 

The musical is currently playing on Broadway and with several National Touring Companies (San Diego, San Francisco, & Chicago plus in 2008 look for them in London & Las Vegas).


Jersey Boys Fan Tribute Party Pictures

Here are the Jersey Boys Podcast's Fan Tribute Party pictures (plus some others from the SF Tour Open Night):

You can read more about what happened at the great Fan Tribute Party over at JerseyBoysBlog.