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Head across the country, behind the music and to the top of the charts with the Four Seasons.
Jersey Boys is the story 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--Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
Jersey Boys promises many exciting shows to choose from at
the Augusta Wilson Theatre in New York, NY.
They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide–all before they were 30!
This new musical features their beloved hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," just to name a few.
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Synopsis: Based on the life story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. The musical chronicles the lives of a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who 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.
Jersey Boys Review:
Jersey Boys, the docu-musical based on the lives of one of the most successful chart-topping '60s rock 'n roll groups, the Four Seasons, made its Broadway debut November 6, 2005 at the August Wilson Theatre. The show, directed by Des Mcanuff, artistic director at La Jolla Playhouse, uses many of the superstars' hit songs to tell the turbulant story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' rise to fame.
Slickly directed by Des McAnuff, Jersey Boys stars a bunch of
talented unknowns who are making the most of their big break.
They, and the show, are a knockout.
The Four Seasons haven't been popular for years, but the group sold 100 million records and produced numerous hit songs ("Big Girls Don't Cry," "Who Loves You" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," to name a few). And, luckily for the show (if not always for the group's members), the band's story contains plenty of drama.
Set to dozens of classic rock tunes by Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe, the new show is a better product than Mamma Mia, which has the great ABBA songs, but a puerile made-up story. For Jersey Boys, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice have fashioned a touching bittersweet book from the real life stories of Frankie Valli (nee Castelluchio), Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Bob Gaudio, four guys from the ‘hood who became the original members of The Four Seasons.
It certainly doesn’t hurt that their tales include key elements of The Godfather and The Sopranos, like jail, loan sharks, drugs, casual sex and ODs or that it is all rooted in the Garden State in the 1950s, a period when many early baby boomers—now in their prime theater ticket-buying years—were young.
And then there’s the super-slick production developed by director Des McAnuff and his team at the La Jolla Playhouse in Southern California, where he is Artistic Director. From the opening scrim—a cyclone fence reminiscent of another megahit of the period (West Side Story), you know exactly where these guys came from. There is also the clever use of more contemporary tricks of the Broadway musical trade like projections of giant Roy Lichtentstein-like cartoons, old TV clips of Ed Sullivan and live video that adds to the you-are-there feel. So do the orchestrations which for the most part exactly duplicate the original song arrangements.
Great show... one you don't want to miss.
What the critics had to say about Jersey Boys.....
BEN BRANTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says “The real thrill, at least for those who want something more than recycled chart toppers and a story line poured from a can, is that Mr. Young (Frankie Valli) has crossed the line from exact impersonation into something more compelling. ”
HOWARD KISSEL of the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says "There's no point in beating around the bush — I had a great time."
CLIVE BARNES of THE NEW YORK POST says "It's a show still dynamically alive in music while, as a drama, it catches the very texture, almost the actual smell, of its time. "
CHRIS JONES of CHICAGO TRIBUNE says "They'd better start digging more tunnels from New Jersey, because when word gets out on this thing, every Garden State wiseguy is going to be calling for a limo and adding to the traffic clog."
MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER says "Love classic rock 'n' roll? Enjoy juicy behind-the-scenes true stories? Then without a doubt -- and especially for Baby Boomers -- "Jersey Boys" is a hot new Broadway show for you."
JACQUES LE SOURD of the JOURNAL NEWS says "The book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice is a little long on narration, and you may find your eyes glazing over until the point, two-thirds of the way through the first act, when the boys break into television with an appearance on "American Bandstand." From that point on, though, you snap awake and happily ride the wave."
MICHAEL FEINGOLD of the VILLAGE VOICE says "For a new musical, Jersey Boys seems amazingly like a rerun."
ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY says "Flawed but unexpectedly winning homage to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons"
MICHAEL KUCHWARA of ASSOCIATED PRESS says "Shows there still is theatrical life in mining pop hits from the past."
FRANK SCHECK of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER says "Director Des McAnuff has delivered a fast-paced production that flows in cinematic fashion, thankfully avoiding the bombast that afflicts so many similarly themed musicals."
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