last nights show

I think a virus is hitting the community here on Bway…Daniel Reichard and Ericca Piccinnini both were out the last couple shows…Daniel has strep throat. These two rarely miss shows so it was nice to have Heather Ferguson on as Lorraine and Dominic Nolfi was on as Bob Gaudio. I love when Heather goes on…she has a fun attitude on and off stage…and her mom was in town for Easter week and got to see her in this part.

Most exciting for us and for Heather and Dom was that Steven Spielberg was at the show AGAIN!! this time with his kids. There have been rumors in the press and such that he’s being approached to direct the film version of Jersey Boys..?? He came right after we opened the show too with his wife Kate and George Lucas.

Some of the second touring company members have been coming to watch the show after their rehearsal at night…so we’re slowly beginning to meet them. Last night the Gyp DeCarlo actor came…Eddy?? Driscoll..congrats to all.

PS: Tim tapes American Idol for me (as I don’t have Tivo or a DVR) and mails me the tapes so that I get them a week later…but this time he included last weeks Law and Order…You all need to check out Christian Hoff on this limited commercial free episode. He was wonderful, moving, intense, vulnerable…excellent…Christian is one classy guy.

16 Comments so far

  1. Devon on April 5th, 2007

    Ouch, sickness is no fun! Hope those two recover fast!

    Christian was fabulous on Law and Order. I don’t normally watch that one, but I tuned in for him and was not dissapointed.

    And Steven Spielberg again? How exciting. It’d be really awesome to see Jersey Boys on the big screen (especially with some of the broadway cast in some roles)!

    Hope all is well,

  2. Allison on April 5th, 2007

    Great show last night! You were totally superb! I love reading your blog and now I have something to comment on…I was sitting next to Mr. Spielberg at last night’s performance. He was very nice and down to earth. I hope the cast feels better, although it was great getting to see Dominic Nolfi and Heather Ferguson performing. Great performances all around, it was the best I’d seen it!

    -Allison M.

  3. A on April 5th, 2007

    I hope Daniel and Erica get well soon! Tell them I hope they feel better.

    Steven Spielberg! That is great. I hope you had fun talking with him.

    I sent you an email has been acting strange lately and I do not know if anyone is getting emails from me..but anyways: I love American Idol! I hope you like it too!

  4. Christina on April 5th, 2007

    Hope Erica and Daniel are feeling better!.Thats so awesome that Steven was at the show again.Can’t wait to see the show tomorrow night!See you then.

  5. Kathleen P on April 5th, 2007

    Send my best to Daniel and Erica. I had seen Heather cover Erica’s roles twice while she was away for her wedding and I thoroughly enjoyed her performance. I also really enjoyed Dominic’s Tommy.

    Anyway, I hope you’re doing well and I can’t wait to see the show again at some point this summer!

    PS I don’t normally watch Law and Order: CI but I had to tune in to see Christian and he was so great! I even downloaded it from iTunes. It took me awhile to get used to not hearing that “Jersey” accent of his.
    You probably won’t remember this but I saw you in Starbucks one sunday before the show in like December or January and a couple of weeks ago my friend, her parents and I saw the show and you came up to me at the stage door and asked me what my first name was.

  6. jennifer on April 5th, 2007

    Hi Devon
    we’ll find out tonight who’s feeling better. Daniel did text me and said he took a turn for the better as of late Wednesday night. thanks for the email..xo jennifer

  7. jennifer on April 5th, 2007

    Hi Allison
    thankyou so much both for coming to the show and reading the blog. That is neat that you were sitting so close to Mr. Spielberg. have a good rest of the week.xo jennifer

  8. jennifer on April 5th, 2007

    HI A
    yes it was fun thankyou so much for writing. I do love American’s my favorite show..I have a few favorites…and some ??? who knows why they’re still there…xo jennifer

  9. jennifer on April 5th, 2007

    Hi Christina
    make sure you say hello tomorrow nite.xo jennifer

  10. jennifer on April 5th, 2007

    Hi Kathleen
    thanks for the nice message. I do recall us meeting..but next time remind me again..sometimes i just get confused ..that’s why I like having writers write my lines..xo jennifer

  11. A on April 5th, 2007

    Hey Jen…I completely agree about the American Idol thing. Some of the is a wonder why they are there. Unfortunately, they are getting publicity for the bad things, not for the good things.

    Enjoy your performance tonight!

  12. Stacey on April 5th, 2007

    Hi Jennifer,

    Please relay my best wishes for Daniel & Erica to fell better. I sent an email to Daniel last night when I found his new/second my space page. Very nice. I had asked him to tell you I said hello, but didn’t know he was out ill until reading it here.

    A possible Jersey Boys movie, I can name a bunch of people to be cast…..THE WHOLE BWY CAST!!! So how does the 2nd touring cast look so far? I read on Erich Bergen’s & Eric Gutman’s blogs that Jarrod Spector from the first tour will be playing Frankie in the second. They were still hush hush on who will be playing Bob Gaudio….I guess nothing is 100% final yet & aren’t allowed to post it now.

    As for American Idol…I have been a fan from day one. I do agree that a few of the top 12 this year were wrong choices. If a poor singer wins just because of the going through puberty set….I will stop watching. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!!! Bring back Chris Sligh & Gina Glockson….and get rid of “Sungi Mack.” Won’t try to spell his whole name.

    Ok, getting off of my soapbox for now.

    Take care & talk to you soon.

  13. Stacey on April 5th, 2007

    Sorry…I meant FEEL better…not Fell Better.

  14. jennifer on April 6th, 2007

    Hi Stacey
    Yes Daniel and Ericca out last night too.We met the Bob Gaudio guy last night. He’s adorable..not sure of his name..I like Melinda, Jordin, Blake..Lakeesha..Happy,jen

  15. Hilary on April 6th, 2007

    Careful with the sickness in the cast. It seems like it’d be VERY easy for it to transfer from person to person in a show. There should be a way to edit kissing scenes if someone is sick… No wonder both Daniel and Erica are sick after the “December 1963″ lip lock.

    Tell Mr. Speilberg next time you see him that I’ve already decided on the cast for the movie, and it consists of the entire original broadway cast. It wasn’t a hard decision and I bet he’d agree with me.

    Have you been able to catch any Dancing with the Stars? This season seems to be quite competitive, unlike this season of American Idol.

    And, Christian? Classy? I suppose… haha!

  16. jenniferj on April 7th, 2007

    Hi Hilary
    Sometimes I see Dancing..but i don’t have Tivo…so I have Tim tape for me American Idol…lol..jen