By Jon Chattman
A show about New Jersey boys in a New York setting in Chicago – can’t beat that. The Bank of America Theatre production of the Tony Award winning hit “Jersey Boys” is an amazing trip that captures the magic of Broadway…in the Windy City. Everybody knows the story by now: the show centers on the rise and fall (and rise again) of perennial hit-makers The Four Seasons.
Playing off as “Goodfellas-light” set to music, the show – which features a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice – shows how the band went from a bunch of lowly thugs to worldwide sensations. Most of the success – early on anyway – is credited to band member Tommy DeVito, who arranges the bookings and takes Frankie “voice of an angel” Valli under his wing and ultimately center stage. Continue reading