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In Topic: Jersey Boys Cast (And Theatre) Change 2014

Today, 12:33 AM

Film trailer is finally out...... gotta say, am loving it, bring on June 20th https://t.co/WM8WpaqYcG

In Topic: Jersey Boys Cast (And Theatre) Change 2014

18 March 2014 - 06:39 PM

I obviously wasnt paying attention when I saw it last, prior to last night.

In Topic: Jersey Boys Cast (And Theatre) Change 2014

18 March 2014 - 03:05 PM

View Postgreeny11, on 16 March 2014 - 02:18 PM, said:

I was front row (CC) last night.  The stage is significantly lower than the Prince Edward, and you could see everything that happened even at the back of the stage.  Things that used the lift at the Prince Edward are now on a track which slides in when needed (it's quite noisy).  Like Tina said, for Ragdoll, they enter from the back of the stage on the track with their mics which looked quite good.  

John Lloyd Young is really good as Frankie.  his voice was, for the most part, very strong, but it did sound quite tired on occasions, which is probably due to the tech run in the week and then the dress rehearsal in the afternoon.  His acting was on another level, there was a clear progression in his Frankie from the younger Frankie to the older Frankie, which I haven't seen as clearly in many of the Frankies.  He's really good at the darker and more emotional scenes - especially Fallen Angel and also the scene round the table with the other Seasons.

The rest of the cast were very good.  Matt Nalton makes a very good Nick Massi, and I was impressed for what was his West End debut.  His accent slipped a couple of times, and he looked like he was about to burst into a huge grin as he said he wanted to leave the group.  Other than that, I was impressed with him - Jon and Edd were great as always.

Of the others, standouts were Nicola Brazil, who got a lot of laughs as Mary Delgado, but she also nailed the more emotional scenes opposite JLY.  I loved Tom Goodridge and Sean Mulligan (Tom's Love Muffin scene was very funny).

OMG!! I adored John Lloyd Young, he is the best actor I have seen in the role, like you say, there is clear progression from young to older Frankie here.
As a 20+ years fan of Frankie & having seen him live on a number of occasions, I have to note that vocally, JLY sounds a lot like Frankie in the tenor range.   I could close my eyes and feel I was listening to the man himself.
I didnt care for the Norm Waxman, something just seemed off, can't put my finger on what though.  I liked the kid playing Joey, he reminded me a lot of Russell Fischer from the Broadway cast.
There was a line change tonight, am not sure if it was ad-lib or a deliberate change.  But when Jon Boydon is explaining who Joey Pesci is, he no longer says "the actor from Goodfellas, who knew"  Off the top of my head, it was something about "30 years later, he won an Oscar".  I would have to check my notes to get the exact quote.

In Topic: X Factor The Musical To The Palladium

18 March 2014 - 01:27 PM

View PostSueD, on 18 March 2014 - 12:31 PM, said:

I went last night (for half a show...) and the hunchback was still in it...

I understand that the second half didnt happen last night?  I saw 2 of the cast at the SD of Jersey Boys last night, and they were talking to Sandy about it, but I didnt nosey into the conversation enough to understand what went on

In Topic: Jersey Boys Cast (And Theatre) Change 2014

15 March 2014 - 12:29 PM

Chatting to some of the cast the other day, they don't have the lift anymore.
At the end of the show, for the final sequence, they come from the back of the stage.
I was hoping to go tonight, am desperate to see JLY.  But am not paying premium price, will just have to wait until Monday