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Jersey Boys Incredible in Indianapolis

JERSEY BOYS

INCREDIBLE IN

INDIANAPOLIS

JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical, received rave reviews in Indianapolis at the Murat Theatre, where it opened Friday, June 11 (performances began June 9) and will play through Saturday, July 3.  From Indianapolis, JERSEY BOYS will play Des Moines, IA’s Des Moines Civic Center Wednesday, July 7 through Sunday, July 25.

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

The Indianapolis Star’s Jay Harvey writes “You don’t have to have a memory bank stuffed with Four Seasons songs to have plenty to draw upon at JERSEY BOYS.  It’s a gripping piece of

theater that can connect with anyone who’s experienced work-life issues, even though they’re
probably not set to hit songs. Like so many American stories, it reminds us that however much we try to nurture the goose that lays golden eggs, it’s all too tempting to wring its neck.”
To read the entire review, click here:

http://www.indystar.com/article/20100617/ENTERTAINMENT/6170422/Jersey-Boys-offers-gripping-look-at-fame

GOTTA GO

Gotta Go’s Elizabeth J. Musgrave raves “If you are fortunate enough to review theater long enough you will come across performances which sail above the majority. I have been that fortunate, on a few occasions, to witness the short list of shows setting a standard to which others strive to match.  Broadway Across America’s JERSEY BOYS is one of those shining stars. Four boys from the wrong side of Newark (is there a right side?) Walk Like a Man onstage at The Murat Theatre. The Tony and Grammy award-winning show hits every note and every emotion at full throttle and with an Italian-sledge-hammer intensity.  As a writer, you may find it strange when I say there are not enough words in Mr. Webster’s dictionary to explain the phenomenon going on at The Murat Theatre, so I will put it succinctly.  Bottom Line: DO NOT MISS JERSEY BOYS…for any reason. Lie, cheat, steal…whatever it takes…JERSEY BOYS is the one you do not want to miss for the 2009-10 season.”

To read the entire review, click here:

http://gottagoelizabeth.blogspot.com/2010/06/broadway-across-america-jersey-boys.html

NUVO

Nuvo’s Rita Kohn raves “Shifting from the present into memory, it’s like a smart, witty, poignant conversation you’re having with the people whose recordings and concerts were a part of your life. The script’s multiple settings for “My Eyes Adored You” adroitly shows why (the then youthful) fans could personalize a song, and why now all these years later the connecting memory has meaning in our personal transformation from teen insecurities into functioning adulthood. The ovation is earned by the entire cast and crew who give 200%.”

To read the entire review, click here:

http://www.nuvo.net/nuvo/jersey-boys/Content?oid=1393185

The cast of JERSEY BOYS is lead by Matt Bailey (Tommy DeVito), Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli), original Broadway cast member Steve Gouveia (Nick Massi), Ryan Jesse (Bob Gaudio), with Jonathan Hadley and Joseph Siravo.

The ensemble of JERSEY BOYS includes Michelle Aravena, Candi Boyd, Christopher DeAngelis, John Michael Dias, John Edwards, Alayna Gallo, John Gardiner, Buck Hujabre, Denise Payne, Nathan Scherich, Brian Silverman, Courter Simmons, Ryan Strand, Kara Tremel, Mark Verdino and Kevin Worley.

JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

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, Las Vegas, Toronto, a US National tour, and Melbourne, Australia.

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 Original Broadway Cast Recording of JERSEY BOYS was produced by Bob Gaudio, and was recently certified Platinum 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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