Jersey Boys, the musical story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, is back in Chicago at the Bank of America Theatre.

Jersey Boys, Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi, young blue-collar gentlemen of the Garden State, working their way back to you, have returned to Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre for a nine-week stand.

Jersey Boys, coming on top of the initial Chicago run of a mere two-and-half years. And when you’re running that long in Chicago, where international tourists are thinner on the ground, you’re reaching a pretty hefty percentage of the local population.

So if you were one of the 1.3 million people who saw the theatrical story of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi during that 2007-10 engagement, and I bet you are, and you are contemplating another go-around with the sweetie who loves you, a big juicy steak on the town, and some bonding time with the big-ticket “Bye Bye Baby” boys, you’ll want to know if the national tour compares sufficiently favorably with the dedicated Chicago company not to let you and yours down.

Joseph Leo Bwarie, the current Frankie, is one of the premiere Frankies of the franchise, for this show, soon to also be a movie, is most certainly now a franchise. Especially when you see Bwarie alongside the apple-cheeked Preston Truman Boyd, who plays Gaudio, you think at first that you’re suddenly watching “Sons of Jersey Boys,” but baby-faced Bwarie is deceptive in the early scenes, because he knows how to show some steel and take command of the show. Bwarie, whose fine performance is enough to merit a return for fans of this show (note that he does not perform matinees), doesn’t rely on tricks so much as, simply put, a beautifully clear and pure voice. I was struck by how many people around me were closing their eyes when he sung, even though he is very easy on the eyes. Not all Frankies have provoked that desire to lose oneself in the vocals.

Other notable performances here include John Gardiner as an especially irritating DeVito, which I intend as a compliment, and Michael Lomenda as an especially strange Massi, ditto. The tempestuous scenes between Valli and his first wife, Mary Delgado (scenes that terrified the creators of this show) pop better here than I’ve ever seen them, thanks to a very shrewd and concise performance from Kara Tremel, a Jersey girl of distinction, even though it’s tough for a girl to get a look-in with this gig.

Read the complete review by Chris Jones, Theater critic {Via WGNRadio.com}

Jersey Boys performances at Bank Of America Theatre (formerly Lasalle Bank Theatre) continue through Sunday June 03, 2012. Buy Jersey Boys Chicago IL Tickets, Get $10 OFF on Orders of $350 or more by using code #SpringSavings at Checkout!

The wait is over in Chicago! Broadways smash hit musical, Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, is now scheduled to play at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre April 2012. The Jersey Boys national tour will play in Chicago, IL opening Thursday, April 05 through June 03, 2012.

Jersey Boys Musical, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi: how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were thirty.

Jersey Boys Bank of America Theatre Schedule:
Tuesdays – 7:30 PM
Wednesdays – 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Thursdays – 7:30 PM
Fridays – 7:30 PM
Saturdays – 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sundays – 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
No 2:00 PM Matinee on Wednesday April 11th
Special Matinee on Thursday April 5th – 2:00 PM
Sunday June 3rd – 2:00 PM Show only

Jersey Boys musical will run from April 05, 2012 and continue through June 03, 2012 at Bank Of America Theatre (formerly Lasalle Bank Theatre). Buy Jersey Boys Chicago IL Tickets Online. Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 OFF on Orders over $350!

Jersey Boys is coming back to Chicago. The current national tour of the hit musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons has been booked for nine more weeks in Chicago, back at the Bank of America Theatre begining Thursday, April 5, 2012 and playing through Saturday, June 2, 2012.

The prior Chicago company of the show played here for more than two years and 951 performances during its premiere engagement here, which began in 2007 closed in Jan. 2010. The show is directed by Des McAnuff, with a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe.

Jersey Boys will run through June 2, 2012. Buy Jersey Boys Bank of America Theatre Tickets Online. Use Code AFF$10 to Get $10 OFF on Jersey Boys Chicago IL Ticket Orders over $350!

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