DANIEL’S GOING AWAY PARTY

DANIEL’S GOING AWAY PARTY WAS FABULOUS. IT WAS AFTER OUR SUNDAY MATINEE. WE ALL THOUGHT HIS LAST SHOW WAS SUNDAY BUT IT’S THIS WEDNESDAY. EVERYONE CAME. THE 4 SEASONS BOYS (INCL DANIEL) AND RICK ELICE PAID FOR EVERYTHING..AND WHEN YOU INVITE EVERY CAST MEMBER, STAGEHANDS,CREW,WARDROBE,HAIR DPT, MUSICIANS, ETC…THAT CAN BE A HEFTY PRICE..BUT THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT EVENING. TIM WENT HOME FRIDAY SO MY DATE WAS WANDA..AND WE HAD SUCH FUN.

BOBBY,CHRISTIAN THAN DANIEL GAVE SPEECHES THAT WERE SO MOVING AND FUNNY ABOUT BEGINNING THIS JOURNEY OVER 3 YEARS AGO IN LA JOLLA…I REMEMBER IT LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY. DANIEL ‘S DRESSING ROOM IS RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE GIRLS ,SO WE HEAR HIM WARMING UP ,AND CONSTANTLY SINGING AND HIS PRESENCE OFF STAGE IS WHAT I’LL MISS SO MUCH.

SEBASTIAN BROUGHT HIS LOVELY WIFE STEPHANIE TO THE PARTY. WE’RE REALLY EXCITED HE’S JOINING US.IT WAS SO MOVING WHEN ALL THE JB FANS GAVE DANIEL 3 SEPARATE ENTRANCE APPLAUSES…HE WAS THRILLED AND BROUGHT TO TEARS.

BEFORE THE SHOW I MET UP WITH THE GANG AT B SMITHS. THEY ARE A GREAT GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT SUPPORT US AND ENCOURAGE US ON A DAILY BASIS AND I’M SO GRATEFUL FOR EACH ONE OF YOU. PAMELA IS HEADING UP THESE BRUNCHES AND MAYBE SHE SHOULD BE MY AGENT..LOL. ANYWAY ENJOY THE PHOTOS…

15 Comments so far

  1. Pamela on January 8th, 2008

    Jen,

    It would be my pleasure, and an honor to be your agent , girlfriend (LOL) !! We’d make a super team , no limits…… Great to see you on Sunday, as always! Thanks so much for coming by.

    XO, Pamela

  2. Lucy on January 8th, 2008

    Thanks for letting those of us who couldn’t be there at least feel like a part of the action, Jen…just one question: where oh where are the pictures???? I’m dying to see them! :-)
    Lucy

  3. Lauren on January 8th, 2008

    Aww, you got me tearing up. It’s such a joy to see from the outside how close you all are as a cast. Sounds like a great send off for him.

  4. Wanda on January 8th, 2008

    JEN, IT WAS A GREAT EVENING, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ASKING ME, I’LL BE YOUR DATE ANYTIME!! IT WAS A VERY EMOTIONAL TO BE IN THE AUDIENCE THAT AFTERNOON AND KNOW THAT IT WAS THE LAST TIME I’D SEE DANIEL AS BOB GAUDIO. THE PARTY WAS FULL OF EMOTION AS WELL, BUT THERE WAS SO MUCH LOVE AND “FAMILY” IN THAT ROOM YOU COULDN’T HELP BUT SMILE AND FEEL GOOD! CHANGE IT GOOD, THOUGH DIFFICULT! THANKS AGAIN MY DEAR FRIEND!! SEE YOU SOON! LOVE YA!!

  5. Jody Cardillo on January 8th, 2008

    Wow Jen, That was some party!!! Can’t wait to see the Pics..So sorry I missed Sunday’s brunch, and you :-) See you soon, have a great week…Jody

  6. A on January 8th, 2008

    Well, I am sad to see Daniel leaving but happy to know that his party was great! Glad you had a fun time with Wanda (she’s such a sweetheart!).

    So, I wish I could go to one of Pamela’s get togethers–I hear they are tons of fun!

    Can’t wait to hear more about Sebastian.

    Hope you are doing well,
    A

  7. Sam Jones on January 8th, 2008

    Hey Aunt Jennifer! Hope everything is going well in New York. We missed you and Tim on thanksgiving and Christmas! I wish i could see the show again! Talk to you soon!

    Your favorite Nephew SAM!

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  9. irene eizen on January 9th, 2008

    Jennifer,

    It was great to see you at brunch. You are gorgeous inside and out – - and much too skinny. Just adorable. The pictures from Daniel’s party are great. I am sure that everyone was “tearing up.” I guess tonight will be so bittersweet. Wish I could be there. Love, Irene

  10. Patty on January 9th, 2008

    Hi Jen, Thanks for posting the pictures. It was a very emotional show for us on sunday. He will be MISSED.

  11. Lulu Thompson on January 10th, 2008

    Jen, the pictures and your recap of Daniel’s party were great. Thanks for taking the time to share with the JB fans who couldn’t attend the brunch…everyone that was there was so grateful (and very impressed!) that you came by to visit. I am floating on cloud 9 because I am finally coming to NYC to see Jersey Boys again. It’s been a year since I’ve seen the show and I can’t wait. I’ll be there Tuesday night, Jan 15th, so look for me because I’ll be looking for you, LOL!I’m also going to Christian’s cabaret at the Metropolitan Room and will meet up with Audrey & Dina & a few more JB fans. Have a great week…and I’ll see you soon!

  12. Haru on January 10th, 2008

    Jen, Thanks for posting the pictures!!
    Everytime you show me great performance.I am in Japan now. I want to go NY soon.

  13. Melissa on January 11th, 2008

    Sounds like a great time, and you had a great “date” besides. Daniel really deserves it. He will be missed, but I’m looking forward to seeing Sebastian’s take on the role. Can I ask where the party was held?

  14. NewJerseyLasagna on January 12th, 2008

    Hi Jen!

    Thanks for sharing the photos…[email protected]@ks like everyone was having a great time!
    Hope to see you again soon!

    All the Best!
    Cynthia

  15. liz skorski on January 14th, 2008

    it was so nice to have met you at the JB fan dinner. aka danny’s last show. keep intouch doll.

    liz