Friday, April 03, 2009

Jersey Boys on Broadway is still one of Broadway's Best Shows of 2009

After winning the coveted Tony Award for the 2006 Best Musical, I am pleased to tell you that Jersey Boys is still one of the finest put together Broadway Shows I have ever seen in my lifetime. Songs like "Sherry", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Oh What A Night", "Walk Like A Man" and many others will bring back memories of your childhood perhaps as well as tap into a new feeling of what life could have been like for four regular guys from New Jersey back in the 1960's. Although I was a teenager growing up to the sounds of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons music, I can tell you "firsthand" that my own son Adam (who is a drummer and musician himself) loves this music very much.

You see, a musician looks to find their niche or as Frankie Valli himself said in the Jersey Boys Show-they wanted to find ""our sound", that special sound that millions of music lovers for decades now have come to love.

Jersey Boys The Broadway musical is based on Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in which we get to witness the interwoven lives of four "blue collar"friends from the wrong side of the tracks so to speak who overcame the ordinary path they were on, worked hard and became one of America's most popular bands ever. They were famous for writing their own songs. In fact Bob Gaudio, the head song writer of the group is responsible for making sure the story transferred so well to Broadway. They sold over 175 million records before the age of thirty. Not too shabby right?

Jersey Boys is 2 hours and 30 minutes long and plays at the August Wilson Theater seven days a week. The cast playing right now include Jarrod Spector as Frankie Valli, Dominick Nolfi as Tommy DeVito (my favorite character in the show), Andrew Rannells as Bob Gaudio and Matt Bogart as Nick Massi. Matt has the most Broadway acting experience playing in Miss Saigon, Smokey Joe's Cafe and Aida. The supporting cast, many who play Broadway regularly are a talented group and make the show shine.

The shows original creators are Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, who wrote the Book with Music and Lyrics by Bob Gaudio (one of the original Four Seasons) and Bob Crewe (one of their original producers) that was able to get their music on the radio. Des McAnuff directs this show beautifully (he is currently directing) Guys and Dolls on Broadway as well. Choreography is by Sergio Trujillo, who I noticed did the same for a new show in previews called Next To Normal (which I think may win the 2009 Best Musical Tony Award).

Although Jersey Boys has been playing to sold out audiences for a few years now, it looks like tickets for good seating and reasonable prices are finally here theater friends. If you think you might want to see Jersey Boys, think about giving Applause Theater Service a call to discuss seeing one of Broadway's top selling shows ever. No kidding, I can think of thousands of people we had the pleasure of serving over the past few years. We sold tons of tickets for Jersey Boys, many of them at the "top of the theater". Why would we do this? The show was so hard to get that people were willing to sit anywhere, and they were happy to sit up top. Most people don't know it, but New York theaters are pretty small, no seats are really too far away from the stage. I never had a complaint, not one. In any case, Applause can get you a great price in the top mezzanine seats and for a few bucks more, seeing as how this show is getting older-we can secure better seats in the orchestra or front mezzanine, much closer to the action taking place on stage.

If you think you might want to see Jersey Boys, you can contact Applause's friendly ticket experts right here in the theater district at 212-307-705o or toll free at 800-451-9930 seven days a week, all year long.

There's never any pressure to buy at Applause. A look at our web site, maybe a click on our video and you'll soon see, we are interested in helping Broadway customers have an amazing day or night on Broadway. It's not about making a sale at all. We feel we will always have our share of business. We want to help make memories and are interested in lifelong relationships, not a quick sale.

So if you like great personal service, maybe a restaurant suggestion or too (we love to eat) and know where all the great eating establishments are- check out TODD'S DINING SUGGESTIONS) if you like, let us hear from you today.

I can hear you now walking out of the theater, possibly looking at your loved one and saying "Oh What A Night", just like The Four Seasons did.

Enjoy Jersey Boys as well as other Broadway Shows you may want to see. And remember, if you want someone to talk to about Broadway Shows- no pressure friends, call us today.

Rich Gladstone
Applause Theater Service
311 West 43rd Street, suite 601
New York, NY 10036
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