JERSEY BOYS MAKES A TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO BOSTON
JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical, returned to Boston and received rave reviews once again at the Colonial Theatre, where it opened Friday, December 17 (performances began Thursday, December 16) and will play through Sunday, January 30, 2011. From Boston, JERSEY BOYS will play Baltimore’s Hippodrome Wednesday, February 2 through Sunday, February 27.
The Boston Herald’s Lauren Beckham Falcone writes “The boys are back in Boston – bringing the Tony- and Grammy-Award-winning musical to the Colonial Theatre – and audiences to their feet. JERSEY BOYS shines, shimmies and sizzles on the stage. The foursome playing the foursome is seamless, a pitch-perfect quartet of impressive pipes and emotional storytelling.”
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The Boston Globe’s Don Aucoin writes “Joseph Leo Bwarie’s performance as Frankie Valli goes beyond mere mimicry. The Emerson College grad doesn’t simply channel Valli; he inscribes the role with a breath-catching artistry of his own as he soars, without seeming effort, into the upper reaches of the human voice.”
To read the entire review, click here: http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2010/12/20/jersey_boys_recalls_ups_downs_of_four_seasons/
CAPE COD TIMES
The Cape Cod Times’ Gwenn Friss writes “Joseph Leo Bwarie, Quinn VanAntwerp, Steve Gouveia and Matt Bailey are extraordinary. The singing is terrific and the show’s 10-piece band is perfect.”
To read the entire review, click here: http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101219/ENTERTAIN/12190316
THE BOSTON CHANNEL
The Boston Channel says “Jersey and Boston have a lot in common … proud, territorial, a wee bit arrogant and certainly not the least bit intimidated by the big cheeses in the Big Apple. Broadway may have launched JERSEY BOYS, but when it swings into the Hub, it’s ours! It’s built just like the songs it celebrates … catchy, clever, and heartfelt. Joseph Leo Bwarie is a unique talent portraying a unique talent. Bwarie’s singing is jawdroppingly good. Matt Bailey as Four Seasons bad boy Tommy DeVito is pitch perfect as the loud mouth schemer who knows Frankie is his ticket out of the neighborhood. Quinn VanAntwerp as Bob Gaudio, tall, rosy cheeked, and brimming with intelligence, he’s a force to be reckoned with on his own terms.“
To read the entire review, click here: http://www.thebostonchannel.com/themikestand/index.html
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), Quinn VanAntwerp (Bob Gaudio), with Jonathan Hadley and Joseph Siravo.
The ensemble of JERSEY BOYS includes Candi Boyd, Jared Bradshaw, Christopher DeAngelis, John Michael Dias, John Edwards, Alayna Gallo, John Gardiner, Buck Hujabre, Denise Payne, 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, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical and the 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Musical (Australia).
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 and is currently celebrating 5 glorious years on Broadway and is the longest running show in the history of the August Wilson Theatre. The JERSEY BOYS National Tour, now celebrating its 4th Anniversary, 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. JERSEY BOYS is currently playing in New York, London, Las Vegas, in cities across the country in a US National tour, and in Sydney, 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.