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March 5, 2005
Broadway bound: "Jersey Boys," the musical about the Four Seasons that opened at La Jolla Playhouse last fall, is expected to open on Broadway next fall, although a theater has not yet been announced. Des McAnuff, the playhouse's artistic director, is again slated to direct. On the mend: Three months after a stroke, Dick Clark continues to recuperate at his Malibu home and doctors are pleased with his progress, Clark's publicist said. "He is continuing rehabilitation.
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June 6, 2012 | By David Ng
Jon Favreau has emerged as the lead candidate to direct the planned movie version of the Tony Award-winning jukebox musical "Jersey Boys," according to a report this week in Variety. Favreau may seem like a strange choice for the job judging from his recent directorial efforts "Iron Man," "Iron Man 2" and "Cowboys and Aliens. " But Favreau's screenplay for the 1996 movie "Swingers" suggests he knows a thing or two about ambitious young men trying to make it in showbiz. "Jersey Boys" is reportedly being adapted for the screen by John Logan, the Tony-winning playwright ("Red")
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2006 | Mike Boehm
A musical slot at the Ahmanson Theatre next spring will exchange a "Mountain" for a Valli without budging from the 1960s pop charts. Center Theatre Group announced Wednesday that a touring production of "Jersey Boys," the Broadway hit that won the Tony Award for best musical this year while tracing the career of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, will arrive in May in place of the previously announced world premiere of Berry Gordy's Motown musical, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."
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May 2, 2007 | Lynne Heffley
It's going to Vegas, baby. "Jersey Boys" is joining the migration of high-rolling Broadway blockbusters to Sin City. The Tony Award-winning musical, based on the story of Frankie Valli and '60s pop group the Four Seasons, will take up residence in early 2008 at the new Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, currently under construction.
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May 2, 2007 | Lynne Heffley
It's going to Vegas, baby. "Jersey Boys" is joining the migration of high-rolling Broadway blockbusters to Sin City. The Tony Award-winning musical, based on the story of Frankie Valli and '60s pop group the Four Seasons, will take up residence in early 2008 at the new Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, currently under construction.
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November 8, 2005 | Diane Haithman
Variety theater critic David Rooney had this to say about "Jersey Boys," the new musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons that opened Sunday at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre: "The book is clunky, the backstory is emotionally skeletal and the structure sticks to a generic 'VH1 Behind the Music' model."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2012 | By David Ng
Jon Favreau has emerged as the lead candidate to direct the planned movie version of the Tony Award-winning jukebox musical "Jersey Boys," according to a report this week in Variety. Favreau may seem like a strange choice for the job judging from his recent directorial efforts "Iron Man," "Iron Man 2" and "Cowboys and Aliens. " But Favreau's screenplay for the 1996 movie "Swingers" suggests he knows a thing or two about ambitious young men trying to make it in showbiz. "Jersey Boys" is reportedly being adapted for the screen by John Logan, the Tony-winning playwright ("Red")
NEWS
February 26, 2004
La Jolla Playhouse will premiere "Jersey Boys," a musical about the rock 'n' roll group the Four Seasons, Oct. 10 to Nov. 14, in a production to be staged by the playhouse's artistic director, Des McAnuff. Former Four Seasons songwriter and member Bob Gaudio is writing the score, which will include Four Seasons hits. The book is by Marshall Brickman, a former screenwriting collaborator with Woody Allen, and Rick Elice.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2012 | By David Ng
The original Jersey Boy is coming to Broadway. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons are set for a weeklong engagement at the Broadway Theatre in New York, from Oct. 19 to 27, in celebration of group's 50th anniversary. Valli is to perform many of his signature songs, including "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man" and "Rag Doll. " He no longer performs with the original Four Seasons members but with a new group of backup singers under the same name. The original group's first album was released in 1962.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2012 | By David C. Nichols
It's hard to imagine a more peculiar mix of canny and canned than “The Addams Family,” which opened Tuesday at the Pantages Theatre. Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice and Andrew Lippa's 2010 musical adaptation of Charles Addams' celebrated New Yorker cartoon clan stitches together shrewdly maneuvered, innately mismatched elements, and still causes audiences to lose their collective heads. This had already been the case throughout “Family's” trek from Chicago to Broadway, where original director-designers Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch of “Shockheaded Peter” fame had given way to director Jerry Zaks.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2006 | Mike Boehm
A musical slot at the Ahmanson Theatre next spring will exchange a "Mountain" for a Valli without budging from the 1960s pop charts. Center Theatre Group announced Wednesday that a touring production of "Jersey Boys," the Broadway hit that won the Tony Award for best musical this year while tracing the career of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, will arrive in May in place of the previously announced world premiere of Berry Gordy's Motown musical, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2005 | Diane Haithman
Variety theater critic David Rooney had this to say about "Jersey Boys," the new musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons that opened Sunday at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre: "The book is clunky, the backstory is emotionally skeletal and the structure sticks to a generic 'VH1 Behind the Music' model."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2005
Broadway bound: "Jersey Boys," the musical about the Four Seasons that opened at La Jolla Playhouse last fall, is expected to open on Broadway next fall, although a theater has not yet been announced. Des McAnuff, the playhouse's artistic director, is again slated to direct. On the mend: Three months after a stroke, Dick Clark continues to recuperate at his Malibu home and doctors are pleased with his progress, Clark's publicist said. "He is continuing rehabilitation.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2008 | Charles McNulty, Times Theater Critic
LAS VEGAS -- Those soft-rock superstars from the Garden State have returned to their old desert stomping ground, and it's hard to imagine anywhere (outside Giants Stadium) they'd be more in their element. Sure, it may be a long way from the industrial corridor around Newark, where the lads came of age amid mobsters and pizza joints, but remember this is where they gorged -- and Madone, can they gorge! -- on the decadent fruits of stardom. "Jersey Boys," the musical biography of Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons, opened Saturday at the new Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino, and Vegas finally has a Broadway show that fits right in with the flashy sensibility of the place.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 2004 | Daryl H. Miller, Times Staff Writer
The vocal quartet the Four Seasons popped into the Top 40 in the early 1960s with the impossibly high, tight harmonies of "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Walk Like a Man." But the group's longest-charting single followed much later with the nostalgia-drenched "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)."
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