NIFTY IN NASHVILLE
The Nashville engagement of JERSEY BOYS opened to rave reviews on Friday night, March 20 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center‘s Jackson Hall, where it will play through April 5, 2009. From there, the national tour will play Fort Lauderdale, FL from April 8 through May 3, 2009.
“The thrilling energy connecting us to this worldwide smash show’s terrific actors cannot be duplicated on the big or small screens. Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice’ contributions have plenty of humor, warmth, realism and poignancy. Jersey Boys has it all, from great music and bravura performances to top-notch technical elements and sublime direction. It’s a wonderful reminder in this computerized, digital-imaged age that live theater can still electrify us as no other medium can.” Click here to read the entire review: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090321/ENTERTAINMENT0506/90321003/1005/ENTERTAINMENT
“‘Sherry,’ ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry,’ ‘Walk Like a Man’ and the rest of the Bob Gaudio-penned catalog were (and remain) brilliant in their own right, and this stage bio serves them up with passion and faithful arrangements. Jersey Boys won the 2006 Tony Award for best musical, and the blue-collar underdogs’ story has been a hit everywhere it’s played, so expect well-honed craftsmanship throughout under the direction of Broadway veteran Des McAnuff. Click here to read the entire review:
“‘You’re just too good to be true/ Can’t take my eyes off of you’ make up the first two lines of one of Frankie Valli’s biggest hits … and it’s funny … at the HCA/Tristar Broadway series production of Jersey Boys, that’s exactly the sensation that rippled through the audience: It was just too good to be true. But it was true. And it is! Jersey Boys marks an infrequency not to be missed. Let a trip to TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Theater shoot right up to the top of your priority list. The sizzling cast is impeccably energetic, remarkable staging, technical wizardry abounds, breathtaking excitement. Surprises, talent and dancing will delight and enthrall you, so don’t waste a minute more reading this. Hurry up and book your seat, and get ready to say (I just can’t help myself), ‘Oh, What a Night!’ Click here to read the entire review: http://www.parentworld.com/news.php?viewStory=3209
The cast of JERSEY BOYS is lead by Erik Bates (Tommy DeVito), Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli), Josh Franklin (Bob Gaudio), original Broadway cast member Steve Gouveia (Nick Massi), with Jonathan Hadley and Joseph Siravo.
The ensemble of JERSEY BOYS includes Matt Bailey, Christopher DeAngelis, Graham Fenton, John Gardiner, Buck Hujabre, Leo Huppert, Michelle Knight, Renée Marino, Brandon Matthieus, Denise Payne, Nathan Scherich, Brian Silverman, Courter Simmons, Ryan Strand, Kara Tremel and Katie Tomlinson.
JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award® and the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Des McAnuff, JERSEY BOYS is written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
JERSEY BOYS opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005. The JERSEY BOYS National Tour opened to rave reviews in San Francisco on December 1, 2006, played a record-breaking run in Los Angeles and is still breaking house records in cities across North America. There are six current productions of JERSEY BOYS: New York, London, Chicago, Las Vegas, Toronto, a US National tour, and a seventh production will open in Melbourne, Australia in July, 2009.
JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. It’s a journey of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were thirty.
The JERSEY BOYS design and production team comprises Klara Zieglerova (Scenic Design), Jess Goldstein (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (winner of the 2006 Tony Award® for his Lighting Design of JERSEY BOYS), Steve Canyon Kennedy (Sound Design), Michael Clark (Projections Design), Charles LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Orich (Orchestrations) and Ron Melrose (Music Direction, Vocal Arrangements & Incidental Music).
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of JERSEY BOYS was produced by Bob Gaudio, and was recently certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The cast recording is now available on Rhino Records. JERSEY BOYS: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Broadway Books) is the official handbook to the smash Broadway hit.
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