Look! You can see Jersey Boys from The Mountaintop

Mar 15

Look! You can see <i>Jersey Boys</i> from <i>The Mountaintop</i>

Two reviews in print this week for two wildly different shows: the return of Jersey Boys to the Curran Theatre as part of the SHN season and the local premiere of Katori Hall's The Mountaintop, an imagined look at the last night in the life of Martin Luther King Jr..

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Live from Las Vegas: `Jersey Boys’ opening night bash

May 04

What a party! You expect big things in Las Vegas, and that’s what you get. The Palazzo put on quite a show before and after the show as Jersey Boys officially opened on May 3, becoming the first show at the Palazzo hotel, which officially opened last January. The requisite red carpet arrivals saw the surviving Four Seasons — Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio and...

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Live from Las Vegas! `Jersey Boys’

May 04

Opened May 3 at the Palazzo Las Vegas OK, so technically we’re not “live” in Las Vegas anymore (6:05 a.m. flight from LV to SFO – ouch). But given that it feels like I’m still at the opening-night party of Jersey Boys at the Venetian (next door to the Palazzo, where the show actually resides), I feel as live as is humanly...

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‘Jersey’ mail

Dec 18

No question Jersey Boys is one of the most exciting Bay Area theatrical events of 2006. Let’s hear from a couple readers who have their own thoughts on Jersey Boys. Jan Brown of Livermore castigated me for not mentioning the show’s foul language in my review. Point well taken. F-bombs explode all over the stage in Jersey Boys. Ms. Brown wrote that she...

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Who Loves You

Dec 11

Last night, the Curran Theatre in San Francisco was the center of the golden oldie universe. The Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys kicked off its national tour, but it doesn’t look like the show will be going anywhere for a while. If the phenomenal audience response last night — not to mention all the curiosity at the office from people who hardly...

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