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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Creepy and kooky: An Addams Family musical!

Jun 26

Variety reports that Andrew Lippa’s musical version of The Addams Family is moving full steam ahead. In a closed reading in August, Gomez will be played by Nathan Lane (not often you think of Lane in a role once inhabited — onscreen — by Raul Julia) and Morticia will be played by Bebe Neuwirth. How perfect is that? From Lilith Crane to Velma Kelly...

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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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The boys of `Jersey’

Feb 15

Earlier this month, I sat down with the stars of San Francisco’s Jersey Boys, the quartet driving audiences into a frenzy every night as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. You can read the story here. Here are some tidbits that didn’t make it into the newspaper. If this were a DVD, we’d be in the “special features” section right...

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