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Development[ edit ] In the early s, Bob Gaudioan original Four Seasons member, sought to make a musical from the discography of the band.
Brickman suggested creating a show about the band's history, instead of repurposing their songs for an independent story the way ABBA did with Mamma Mia!.
It's rags to riches, and back to rags. While the Four Seasons as a group made headlines, as individuals they did not receive much press due to groups like the Beatles receiving the attention.
Of the three, they approached DeVito last, who told them, "Don't listen to those guys.
I'll tell you what really happened. Robert Spencer played The Four Seasons. Robert Spencer as Nick Massi. The musical is directed by Des McAnuffthe then-artistic director at La Jolla Playhouse, with choreography by Sergio Trujilloand music technical design by composer and conductor Deborah Hurwitz.
The Broadway production had 38 previews. The Broadway production closed on January 15, after 4, performances, with Mark Ballas as the final Frankie Valli. Jersey Boys played at the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphiawhere it broke the box office record eight times before moving on to a return engagement in Boston.
The creative team were the same as for the Broadway production. Jersey Boys then opened in Auckland in April with the new touring cast. The Jersey girls were: Following from New Zealand, the same cast then returned to Australia starting a national tour - Brisbane, return season of Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
The show ran until June 30, This production features the songs performed in English and the dialogue performed in Dutch, making it the first time the show has been performed in a language other than English.
This production has the same creative team as the Broadway and West End productions. It opened November 22,at New World Stages. He offers to tell the story of the band, explaining how he started out with the group "The Variety Trio" with his brother Nick DeVito and friend Nick Massi, eventually discovering teenager Frankie Castelluccio and taking him under his wing, teaching him everything he knows "The Early Years: During these early years Nick Massi helped train Frankie to sing, Tommy went in and out of prison, Frankie changed his last name to Valli, Tommy and Frankie developed a good relationship with mob boss Gyp DeCarlo, and Frankie fell in love with and married Mary Delgado.
Musically, the band was still struggling and kept changing their name and sound but without any dramatic success. One day friend and fellow Jersey boy Joe Pesci comes up to Tommy and says that he knows a singer-songwriter who'd make the perfect fourth for their band: Summer Bob Gaudio takes over the narration, telling the audience that no matter what Tommy says, he wasn't plucked from obscurity by him, since he already had a hit single with " Short Shorts ".
Bob goes with Joe Pesci to see the band perform, and is immediately impressed by Frankie's voice. Bob performs a song he'd just written: They negotiate an agreement, though Tommy is at first skeptical that Bobby then still a teenager will be good for the band.
The band eventually gets a contract with producer Bob Crewe but only to sing back-up "Backup Sessions". Crewe insists that the band has an "identity crisis" and needs to make a firm decision on a name and a sound.
The band name themselves after The Four Seasons bowling alley, and Bobby writes them three songs that finally propel them to stardom: In the wake of their success, Bob also chalks up a personal first by losing his virginity " December, Oh, What a Night ".
The band's success means that they tour a lot more, along the way discovering the girl band The Angels " My Boyfriend's Back ". Unfortunately, the constant touring strains Frankie's marriage to Mary, and they eventually divorce " My Eyes Adored You ".
The band continues to enjoy chart successes " Dawn Go Away " until after a concert the band is approached by a loan shark out to claim money owed by Tommy "Walk Like a Man reprise ". Act II[ edit ] Fall Nick Massi, taking over as Narrator, explains that Bob was so focused on the band's musical success and future that he couldn't see that the band had been in trouble for some time.
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