March 27, 2010

BWW Interviews Jersey Boys Producers – Michael David and Lauren Mitchell

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BroadwayWorld has posted a review with Jersey Boys producers Michael David and Lauren Mitchell! Take a look their Answers:

BWW: Hi, both, and welcome to London! Did you have a good time at the Oliviers?

Michael David: We did! It’s so unlike the Tonys. That’s ours – it’s in a theatre, it’s televised, you’re in your seats…
Lauren Mitchell: There are 5000 people and you’re miles away ftrom anyone You know…
Michael David: That has its benefits. What’s so great for us is being at a table with a glass of wine, and not everything you say is memorialised. We had a wonderful time – nothing at stake. It was like going to someone else’s opening.

BWW: Jersey Boys has done well in the What’s On Stage awards previously, which are voted for by the audience – would you agree that there’s something in the show that just grabs people and entices them back?
MD: You make these things and hope that it’s a good idea and that other people will like it, but you never think it’ll multiply and resonate as much as it has. We couldn’t be more grateful. And yes, you’ve hit on it. Its biggest strength is its word of mouth. We’ve been fortunate with the notices [reviews] but you rely on the audience, which is what it was from the beginning. We were imagining the worst in terms of critical response – it’s the only way to do it. Even during previews we saw that it was gripping the audience.
LM: People were bringing their friends back.
MD: And when we’re touring, you can’t wait for the show to start – the show is its own best advertisement.

BWW: What do you have planned next?
MD: We’re looking in two directions – reach out north and west into Europe from here in London; there’ll be another tour in the States too. And then in Australia, we’ll go to Sydney and tour the bigger cities there and in New Zealand. The natural thing from there would be to head north to Australasia. But even articulating it I feel really stupid! We’ve had hits and tours, but this…
LM: Just two years on Broadway would have been brilliant.
MD: We couldn’t feel more blessed.


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