Florence Henderson aka Carol Brady and JERSEYBOYS 1 YEAR TONY CELEBRATION

WOW Our producer, Joe Grano and his beautiful wife Kathy ,invited the entire cast and crew of Jersey Boys and our families to their lovely, amazing ESTATE!!!!!!!!!, in New Jersey. They chartered 2 luxury buses for us that we took from the theatre. When we arrived , golf carts were waiting to bring us to the entrance of their home from the street. We were overwhelmed by the beauty, size and meticulous detail and landscape of the 14 acres and the home itself.

From the backside , there was a man made pool/lake , tennis courts and enough land to build a golf course, a huge patio that could contain a few NY apts where the caterers were busy preparing AMAZING appetizers that never ran out even during the dinner, which again was outstanding..bbq chicken halves, mahi mahi, grilled steak, italian sausages, hot dogs, hamburgers ,onions and peppers all on the grill, and several beautiful greens, fruits, orso, etc…

The specialty drink appropriately enough was called JERSEYGIRL..and it was frozen pina colada and strawberry daiquiri and it was delicious. Joe graciously took us on tours of his home, that seemed to endure for an hour…we continually got lost…and there had to be at least 10 different restrooms each with it’s own style and design…the molding was hand done, granite, paintings, floor and ceiling fixtures flown in or purchased from around the world..His own pub..We were breathless and in awe and wanted to hide somewhere and make it our home…

It was so nice to see everyone from every area of our show from the backstage crew, to the front of house, the cast and musicians to RIck Elice and Marshall Brickman , BOb and Judy Gaudio, ROn and ALex Melrose, to our producers, Michael David, Lauren Mitchell, Ed Strong and his darling wife..Joe Piscipo and family..and 2 of our Jersey BOys Christian and Bobby brought their amazing wives and littles ones. just a blessed,beautiful day.

I left with Christian and his wife Melissa and baby Elizabeth and their asst Emily and drove back to NY and went with Christian as he opened up( magnificently¬† I might add) Florence Hendersons cabaret at Joes Pub…Jerry Saviola and his sweetie wife Mary, invited me to be their guest for both shows…Let me say..she is gorgeous..that Mrs. Brady..drop dead gorgeous and tiny.. It was a wonderful evening of song and self revelation of the different cycles of her life. We know mostly of her tv career but she was the lead in so many Bway and touring musicals..and she has 4 children..so interesting..ANd to see another side of CHristian…was wonderful. He’s so charming and such a leading man..I met Judge Judy there.. My mom loves her…and alot of celebs came to support her and adoring fans.. Thankyou Jerry and Mary and Christian and JOe and Kathy for a perfect day off.

9 Comments so far

  1. stacey on June 12th, 2007

    Hey Jennifer,

    The Grano estate sounds spectacular as well as the party/dinner. Any pictures from the event? Or of Christian & Florence? Yes she is a dinamo from what Pete said. I would have loved to hear & see Christian.

    I have seen a clip of the boys during Broadway under the stars last year loved it. They were all fantastic. It was the first time I heard Christian & them do somethiing other than JB’s. I have always said that the whole cast is so talented, that they should make a cd of many different types of music & sell it. Other than your four leads—of those I have heard sing individually…for the guys I think Michael, Dominic, Matt, Peter, Donnie & Travis are all A #1. Not to be out done..you & they girls are also A#1, absolutely fabulous!!!!

    Take care,
    xoxo,
    Stacey

  2. Devon on June 12th, 2007

    Sounds AWESOME, Jennifer! You guys really deserve nothing less. To imagine it’s been a year since all the Tony happenings is just too crazy for my mind to grasp.

    Hope all is well,
    Devon

  3. A on June 12th, 2007

    I am so happy that you all had a great time on your day off. I can see that it was very fun and Mr. Grano’s house sounds simply amazing.

  4. jody on June 12th, 2007

    Sounds like a beautiful house. OBVIOUSLY the show is doing well, LOL. Did they serve chocolate kisses for dessert? Isn’t New Jersey beautiful? Time for you and Tim to buy a house there and live bi-coastal;) There’s nothing like the East coast!!!

  5. Emily on June 13th, 2007

    The food sounds yummy, the house perfectly lovely! What a special treat for the anniversary of Jersey Boys Tony win! I have to ditto Jody’s sentiment about nothing like the East coast! ( the other part I’m staying out of ;-)

  6. jennifer on June 14th, 2007

    Jody and Emily you sound related….xo jen

  7. Emily on June 14th, 2007

    ;-) that must be why our great minds think alike!

  8. Lori on June 19th, 2007

    Hi Jen, WOW it sounds like you had a wonderful time!! :-) So awesome for all of you!

    Thats cute how there was a drink called Jersey Girl too hehe=)

    That sounded neat about the Florence Henderson thing!! I always have loved the Brady Bunch as well :-)

    Very exciting for all of you :-)

    Miss you Jen!
    Lori

  9. stacey on June 22nd, 2007

    Hi Jennifer,

    In case you read this before tomorrow nights show.
    Just a reminder that Peter’s kindergarten teacher from last year, Ms. G. will be at the 8pm show. She should be at the stage door. She is very nice, pretty, slender & has blonde hair.

    XOXO
    Stacey