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Jersey Boys

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jersey Boys Star Travis Cloer Talks His With A Twist Show at South Point

    By Mark Adams

    "[My wife and I] liked Las Vegas, so we decided to stay in Vegas and give it a shot for a while."

  • Seven Questions

    Seven Questions For Jersey Boys’ John Salvatore

    By Paul Szydelko

    The longtime performer on alter-ego Bob Crewe, how yoga changed his life and an onstage slip of the tongue

  • Movies

    Can Take My Eyes Off You: Jersey Boys Movie Lacks Flair

    By Michael Phillips, Tribune Media Services

    Jersey Boys the movie is a different, more sedate animal than Jersey Boys the Broadway musical. Often this happens when a stage success comes to the screen, even with many of the same performers and artistic team members on board.

  • Showstopper

    The Three Seasons, Unscripted

    By Steve Bornfeld

    With the Jersey Boys movie about to open, we revisit chats with the three surviving original members of the Four Seasons.

  • Movies

    One (Slightly) Smarter Summer Movie Season

    This summer, not only do the brainier flicks have box-office brawn, but the big-budget sequels, threequels and buddy comedies seem unusually sharp.

  • Seven Questions

    Seven Questions for Tommy DeVito

    By Steve Bornfeld

    “Bullshit artist,” you say? Utter … bullshit. So insists 84-year-old Tommy DeVito, founder of the Four Seasons, who’s itching to answer back after this writer’s oral history of Jersey Boys—the musical based on the group—was published in Vegas Seven earlier this year. Among the comments was this quote from Jersey Boys co-writer Rick Elice, recalling the genesis of the plot and characters:

  • Stage

    Sky Falls as Jersey Marks a Milestone

    By Steve Bornfeld

    Putting its ceiling-hugging fleet of boogie boats in dry dock, the Rio’s Show in the Sky ends 16 years of freebie fun on March 30. Launched in 1997, the 20-minute, Carnival de Brazil-flavored wingding—neon riverboats, gondolas and balloon floats, thumping music and writhing, wriggling performers in skimpy, feathery outfits tossing colored beads to onlookers from high above the casino floor—ends with no explanation from Caesars Entertainment.

  • ‘It Was Not a Valentine’: An Oral History of Jersey Boys

    By Steve Bornfeld

    Sh-eee-eee-eee-eee-eee-eee-eee-ry Bay-yay-bee. Need we say/sing more?

  • Stage

    ‘Jersey’ By Way of Paris

    By Steve Bornfeld

    Excepting the fact that this theatergoer was a mere tadpole who did not sacrifice his virginity in “late December back in ’63,” everything about Jersey Boys feels real to the bone. Real as Las Vegas fakery can be—that’s why the heavyweight musical’s return is so welcome. (And yes, “Oh, What a Night” is indeed about that singular experience.)

  • Seven Questions

    Rick Faugno

    By Matt Jacob

    Not long after he slipped on his first pair of tap shoes at the age of 4, Rick Faugno knew he was destined to be a performer. The New York native just never envisioned the performing would take place in Las Vegas. “I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would ever live in Las Vegas—and I don’t think many people do.”

  • Mad for Jersey Boys

    One of my favorite shows in Las Vegas is Jersey Boys. I normally hate musicals, but I thoroughly love Jersey Boys and the music of The Four Seasons – not to mention the actors in the show are pretty darn cute. But using their talent for more than entertainment, the caring cast of this Palazzo show put on a retro inspired fashion show featuring Banana Republic’s Mad Men Collection while collecting clothing donations for HELP of Southern Nevada.

  • Stage

    Just a Little Bit Longer

    By Cindi Reed

    The 1963 Oldsmobile rounds the curve of a wooded highway. Rumbling drums build to the half-time claps and immortal lyrics of “Big Girls Don’t Cry” as the car speeds forward and then swooshes into the horizon. Biiiiig Giiirrrlllls Donnnn’t Cryyyyyy. Cut to the car’s interior and the first musical interlude. The song fades into the background as the voiceover begins: “That was the summer of 1963, when everybody called me Baby and it didn’t occur to me to mind.” Do-on’t cry-yi-yi! They don’t cry. Bi-ig girls. Do-on’t cry.

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