AUDIO Special: SEASONS GREETINGS: A JERSEY BOYS CHRISTMAS Radio Special - Part 1
One of Broadway's biggest blockbusters is delivering a special holiday treat to fans this season with Seasons Greetings: A JERSEY BOYS Christmas, a new album featuring international cast members from JERSEY BOYS performing your favorite holiday tunes in the style of the famed Four Seasons.
Now, Rhino has created a 1-hour radio show about "Seasons Greetings: A Jersey Boys Christmas." The radio show features new music From "Seasons Greetings: A Jersey Boys Christmas" and exclusive interviews with Bob Gaudio - original founding member of The Four Seasons, the group's principal songwriter, and also the producer of the musical and Christmas CD; Ron Melrose - Musical Director, Associate Producer, and music arranger for the Jersey Boys musical and Christmas CD; Michael David - President of the Jersey Boys Production Company; Tony Award Winner John Lloyd Young - the show's original "Frankie Valli" and more!
Below, BroadwayWorld brings you Part 1 of the radio segment. Check back the rest of the week for Parts 2 and 3!
More than five years after its debut, the musical Jersey Boys continues to bring audiences around the world to their feet with the rags-to-riches tale of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. A global phenomenon, the record-breaking production has won awards for Best Musical on three continents, including the 2006 Tony® Award, while the platinum-selling Original Cast Recording album won a Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2007. To celebrate the holidays, members of the award-winning Jersey Boys casts around the globe have come together to record a selection of Christmas classics in the style of The Four Seasons. This marks the first time that a Broadway show has released a holiday album.
The album was produced by Bob Gaudio, a founding member of The Four Seasons and the group's principal songwriter. The musical director and arranger for the project was Ron Melrose, who also arranged music for the Jersey Boys musical. The eclectic album features performances by six stars from the various Jersey Boys casts - Joseph Leo Bwarie (National Tour), Travis Cloer (Las Vegas), Rick Faugno (Las Vegas), Bobby Fox (Australia), Ryan Molloy (London) and Jarrod Spector (Broadway) - plus John Lloyd Young, who won the 2006 Tony Award for his portrayal of Valli in the original Broadway production. The album was engineered by Pete Karam, who won a Grammy for his work on the Original Cast Recording.
SEASON'S GREETINGS: A JERSEY BOYS CHRISTMAS' track listing includes:
1. "Joy To The World/O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" - Ryan Molloy
2. "Winter Wonderland" - Rick Faugno
3. "Little Drummer Boy" - Joseph Leo Bwarie
4. "Santa Medley: (Santa Claus is Coming to Town/Here Comes Santa Claus/I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus)" - John Lloyd Young
5. "O Holy Night/Rise Up Shepherd" - Jersey Boys Ensemble featuring Mark Ivey, with soloists Michael Ingersoll and Tituss Burgess
6. "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" - Bobby Fox
7. "Jingle Bell Rock" - Joseph Leo Bwarie
8. "A King Is Born" - Jarrod Spector
9. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" - John Lloyd Young
10. "White Christmas" - Ryan Molloy
11. "I'll Be Home For Christmas" - Jarrod Spector
12. "Angels From The Realms Of Glory" - Bobby Fox
13. "Silver Bells/Silent Night" - Travis Cloer
14. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" - Rick Faugno
15. "Breath Of Heaven/We Three Kings" - Travis Cloer
16. "Carol Of The Bells/Angels We Have Heard On High/
17. Auld Lang Syne" - Jersey Boys Ensemble featuring Joseph Leo Bwarie, Travis Cloer, Rick Faugno, Bobby Fox, Ryan Molloy, Jarrod Spector, John Lloyd Young and Erik Bates
JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, and the 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Musical (Australia).
JERSEY BOYS worldwide has been seen by approximately 13 million people (as of July 17, 2011). There are six Current Productions of JERSEY BOYS: New York, London, Las Vegas, Sydney, Australia, and two US National tours. Directed by two-time Tony® Award-winner Des McAnuff, JERSEY BOYS is written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
SEASON'S GREETINGS: A JERSEY BOYS CHRISTMAS is now available at all physical and digital retail outlets for suggested list prices of $18.98 (CD) and $9.99 (digital).
For more information on JERSEY BOYS, visit www.JerseyBoysInfo.com.