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Million Dollar Quartet rocks at PPAC

A jukebox musical is a pretty low-concept idea, no matter how entertaining the production might turn out.
The Fab Four
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 18, 2013
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Jersey Boys hits the high notes at PPAC

Jersey Boys could so easily have been just another jukebox musical, with familiar hits strung together as predictably as notes on a scale.
Street corner symphony
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 24, 2012
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The Addams Family get altogether ooky at PPAC

Musical comedies can sometimes be cartoonish, but rarely are they drawn from actual cartoons.
A ghoulish love story
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 23, 2012
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Street corner symphonies

We’d be happy enough if Jersey Boys were just a musical revue, thrumming with the the Four Seasons’ hit parade. But on top of that we get a compelling story, following the lives of ’60s heartthrob Frankie Valli and those who rocketed to fame with him.
The Four Seasons live in Jersey Boys
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 21, 2010
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Seasons' greetings

It may not be December 1963, but oh what a night is Jersey Boys (at the Shubert Theatre through September 26) for boomers wishing to enjoy the soundtrack of their youth set against a mix of Forever Plaid and GoodFellas .
Jersey Boys walks like a man
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 07, 2009

Play by play: July 24, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 24, 2009


Play by play: July 17, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 17, 2009
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Hot ticket

Here's a hot flash for you: dying is easy (in the theatrical sense of bombing onstage); producing a successful show is hard.
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By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 05, 2009