The Jersey Boys Tour Thread

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The Jersey Boys Tour Thread#1
Posted: 3/26/07 at 11:44pm
Edit: So since this is the thread about the JB tour that gets the most action. Decided to change the subject heading that shows up on the main board, and to keep things organized. So go ahead and post all news, reviews, questions, pics of the cast, or anything that has to do with either company of the JB tour here.

Updated On: 6/5/07 at 11:44 PM
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re: Jersery Boys 2nd Touring Company#2
Posted: 3/26/07 at 11:49pm
Eeee, I'm so seeing this cast's last and that cast's first!!!

One of the many blogs I've read mentioned that the Frankie is someone the 1NT cast knows well, but I can't for the life of me remember whose.
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re: Jersery Boys 2nd Touring Company#2
Posted: 3/26/07 at 11:49pm
WOW!
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re: Jersery Boys 2nd Touring Company#3
Posted: 3/27/07 at 12:06am
It was Erich's blog, and he mentions that the current company's last day in the city is April 29th, but who knows for sure since they're selling tickets until May 13th. Maybe they're trying to get the 2nd company ready to start in May.
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re: Jersery Boys 2nd Touring Company#4
Posted: 3/27/07 at 12:08am
Yeah, I'm waiting for an official announcment on the dates... I'll probably end up rushing anyway. :)
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re: Jersery Boys 2nd Touring Company#5
Posted: 3/27/07 at 12:14am
Hopefully they make an official announcement soon. I'll be coming down from school that weekend and rushing on that day for sure.
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re: Jersery Boys 2nd Touring Company#6
Posted: 3/27/07 at 12:21am
I'm going to assume that I'll know about 80% of the people rushing that day. :)
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re: Jersery Boys 2nd Touring Company#7
Posted: 3/27/07 at 3:36am
Ugh... SO pissed cause I was gonna audition for this but I never saw a call on Equity... Anyone know which agency casts for Jersey Boys?? I guess I'll just have to send my resume for a replacement...
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re: Jersery Boys 2nd Touring Company#8
Posted: 3/27/07 at 10:06am
Tara Rubin casts Jersey Boys.

Kind of a confusing idea. I hope it works.

And then what if you are?
What a Prince would envision?
Although how can you know who you are till you know
What you want, which you don't?
So then which do you pick:
Where you're safe, out of sight, And yourself, but where everything's wrong?
Or where everything's right And you know that you'll never belong?
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re: Jersery Boys 2nd Touring Company#9
Posted: 3/27/07 at 12:42pm
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re: Jersery Boys 2nd Touring Company#10
Posted: 3/28/07 at 12:46am
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re: Jersery Boys 2nd Touring Company#11
Posted: 3/28/07 at 12:48am
I know this is, like, tiny news, but YAY! I'm so excited!!
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re: Jersery Boys 2nd Touring Company#12
Posted: 3/28/07 at 1:05am
But they also mention spending 6 months here. Very intriguing!
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re: Jersey Boys 2nd Touring Company#13
Posted: 3/28/07 at 1:16am
If the second company is starting in Chicago in October, 6 months back from then has them starting in SF in May. If that's true, then the question is are they starting at the beginning of the month, coinciding with the changes to the preformance schedule and making the current company's last day on 4/29, or after 5/13.
Updated On: 3/28/07 at 01:16 AM
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re: Jersey Boys 2nd Touring Company#14
Posted: 3/28/07 at 6:04am
LizzieCurrie out of curiosity I looked at the auditions link that you posted. One thing that struck me was the line "ethnicity -any" for all the leads.

Im writing from the UK, so this is a genuine question. Is it illegal in the US to specify ethnicity for roles, even where the whole story turns on the guys being Italian Americans with mafia links?
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re: Jersey Boys 2nd Touring Company#15
Posted: 3/28/07 at 7:56am
I was at Jersey Boys last night in standing room yesterday. I noticed there were a few people standing behind the sound booth, with scripts. After the show, John Lloyd told me that they were "national tour" cast members.

I asked him whether they were the cast that was going to take over the SF cast as Christopher Kale & gang go to LA...but John wasn't sure.
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re: Jersey Boys 2nd Touring Company#16
Posted: 3/28/07 at 10:57am
Is it illegal in the US to specify ethnicity for roles, even where the whole story turns on the guys being Italian Americans with mafia links?

I don't believe it is, since Rent does it all the time, but I also don't see Jersey Boys doing any non-traditional casting anytime soon. re: Jersey Boys 2nd Touring Company (I hope this becomes another thread and this one doesn't get thread-jacked.)
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re: Jersey Boys 2nd Touring Company#17
Posted: 3/28/07 at 11:07am
So, the current SF cast will be in Chicago this October? Yes!
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re: Jersey Boys 2nd Touring Company#18
Posted: 3/28/07 at 11:08am
"Is it illegal in the US to specify ethnicity for roles, even where the whole story turns on the guys being Italian Americans with mafia links?"

No. There are exceptions to the Discrimination laws when it comes to specific industries and jobs. They could legally require all actors to be of Italian heritage, it is called the bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) exception.
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re: Jersey Boys 2nd Touring Company#19
Posted: 3/28/07 at 11:32am
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Chicago isn't getting the current SF cast. Chicago gets the second cast after they finish their run in SF.
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Jersey Boys Tour loses Alternate Frankie#20
Posted: 3/30/07 at 5:20am
Eric Gutman posted on his blog (http://theguter.blogspot.com/index.html) that Jarrod Spector, the tour's alternate Frankie Valli, had his last performance this past Wednesday.

I've never seen him in the role but have heard only great things about his performance. Now this is just me speculating but maybe he will be playing Frankie Valli in the 2nd touring company.
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Jersey Boys Tour loses Alternate Frankie#21
Posted: 3/30/07 at 12:11pm
So will Rick be doing the Tuesday nights & Wednesday matinees through April?? And is that why Taylor's going on for him all next week?
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Jersey Boys Tour loses Alternate Frankie#22
Posted: 3/30/07 at 12:59pm
Wait, so who's the new alternate, then?

Also, Courter Simmons is Li'l Joey Fishes/Frankie understudy on the 2NT. Lauren Marshall is playing Lorraine.

Let's just say blog searches are fun. Jersey Boys Tour loses Alternate Frankie
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Jersey Boys Tour loses Alternate Frankie#23
Posted: 3/30/07 at 1:23pm
Unless they're going to have Chris do 8 shows a week now, I'm assuming Rick will be on for Frankie Tuesday and Wednesday matinee.

LizzieCurry
Great job on finding out who's in the 2nd tour. Keep the searches up.
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Jersey Boys Tour loses Alternate Frankie#24
Posted: 3/30/07 at 2:14pm
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