There is a magical pairing of this town with this business. It is a deep history and a unique optimism for the future all rolled into one. Even though we aren’t performing brain surgery or pulling people out of burning buildings, we are here to provide you with laughter, a connection and just a few moments of respite.

We are lucky to be able to provide that, and I am proud to say that I do it here — in Las Vegas — eight times per week.

But regularly seeing Flavor Flav drive down my street in a dune buggy is a serious plus.

- Lauren Tartaglia

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Original Jersey Boys Star to Make Solo Birdland Debut ⇢

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Did the 'Jersey Boys' Movie Boost the Musical's Broadway Business? - Daily Actor ⇢

As it turns out, Jersey Boys is like The Producers in the sense that it is the exception rather than the rule — but not by much. Both the average weekly gross and the average attendance for Jersey Boys are about five percent lower over the same nine-week period from last year to this year. The average weekly gross for the nine-week period last year was $869,828, while for this year’s period it was $824,000. Attendance dropped from an average 89.17% capacity during last year’s period to 84.79% during this year’s period. However, average ticket prices barely saw any change. From late May to late July 2013, the average price paid for a ticket to see Jersey Boys was $99.29. From late May to late July 2014, the average ticket price was $98.89. That drop of only 40 cents is about as rock-solid sales figures as it gets on Broadway over any 365 day period.

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John Lloyd Young Takes 'Jersey Boys' From Broadway To Screen ⇢

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West End Frame: Full casting announced for Jersey Boys UK Tour ⇢

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Vincent Piazza talks to OK! TV (at Schmackary’s!). Click here if the embedded video doesn’t load.

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Watch Erich Bergen’s appearance on KTLA 5! Click here if the embedded video doesn’t load for you.

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From Eagles to Jersey Boys: Interviews With Irving Azoff and Bob Gaudio, Plus a John Mark Nelson Exclusive ⇢

Mike Ragogna: Many hit Broadway musicals naturally evolve into films, so seeing Jersey Boys become a film wasn’t a reach, right? In fact, I’d bet the second it hit Broadway, you knew this was going to be a film.

Bob Gaudio: We had lots and lots of early action when the Broadway show first hit. Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese and Graham King who stayed attached as producer… It’s gone through a major evolution and, by the way, so did Jersey Boys, initially. I made it sound really simple but the whole thing took place over seven or eight years. It was not an overnight, “Wow.” It was really a long process, as was the case with the film. Even though we were Tony winners, it was a long process. Creative opinions went back and forth. Frankie and I have been partners for fifty years but there are many times we’re on different pages. The process took a long time and where it finally wound up was with Clint Eastwood who we both considered debateably one of the top ten directors of all time. I said before with Jersey Boys when we went to La Jolla, you put yourself in the hands of people at the time who you think can do the best job and who you’re most comfortable with and are great talents. But it takes a while to get there. The film took a pretty large circle to wind up where it wound up. Nothing is that simple. It seems to be but it takes a lot of thought and a lot of work and a lot of luck.

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Clint Eastwood takes jukebox musical 'Jersey Boys' to big screen as stars dodge ‘curse of the Frankie’ ⇢

Australia’s Frankie, Irish import Bobby Fox, recalls being asked, “Why would anyone in Australia care about four guys from New Jersey?”

Having seen the show performed overseas, Fox had an inkling of why we would care.

“I said, ‘The same way as you watch West Wing or Breaking Bad, it’s got nothing to do with them being from Jersey; it’s four guys making something of themselves from nothing. That’s what it’s actually about.

“But the thing that Jersey Boys had in its back pocket was the show,” Fox adds. “The show was magnificent. The show was an absolute blinder.”

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Bobby Fox, who played Valli on stage in Australia, poses at the film’s premiere in Melbourne. Source: News Corp Australia

Bobby Fox, who played Valli on stage in Australia, poses at the film’s premiere in Melbourne.
Source: News Corp Australia

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