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Jon Favreau Hosting Open Casting Call For “Jersey Boys”

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jersey boys imageWe never bring anything like this or would classify this as news but as one that has always loved acting especially in high school and college, many of our readers speak freely about wanting to crack into the craft.  Thanks to reader Christopher Shank for bringing this to my attention.

Director Jon Favreau is hosting an open casting call for the upcoming screen adaptation of the hit stage musical, “Jersey Boys.”  He’s searching for unknowns and giving them a chance to breakthrough in the roles that make up the show’s band, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.  Auditions are being held in New York and Philadelphia the next two weekends.

Here are my words of encouragement.  If you ever wanted something so bad, and its all you can think about, take this chance if you’re on the East Coast.  Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), Abigail Breslin (Signs), and this year with Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), all were once regular people.  Even singers make the same chance.  American Idol Season 7 winner David Cook went to auditions to accompany his brother who was auditioning.  Cook went on to win the entire competition.  If you want your chance, you have to take the chance.

Shooting begins in January 2013

Information can be found at, and has also been tweeted by @JonFavreau. Here are the descriptons of the four roles they’re casting for:

FRANKIE VALLI – 20-29 yrs old. 5’8″ or under. Italian-American. A small, tenacious, scrappy kid from a tough neighborhood with an unusually high, clear falsetto. He is talented, hardworking and determined to succeed. ABILITY TO SING TENOR PART AND FALSETTO UP TO TREBLE G A PLUS.

BOB GAUDIO – 20-29 yrs old. 5’10″ or taller. Boyish, fresh-faced Bob is the keyboardist. Something of a boy genius, he is smart and savvy beyond his years. ABILITY TO SING TENOR/BARITENOR PART IN TIGHT HARMONY AND KEYBOARD SKILLS A PLUS.

TOMMY DEVITO – 25-35 yrs old. Italian-American. A handsome, charismatic, smooth-talking operator with a quick temper, Tommy is a born hustler from a tough neighborhood and the essence of Jersey cool. ABILITY TO SING TENOR/BARITENOR PART IN TIGHT HARMONY AND GUITAR SKILLS A PLUS.

NICK MASSI 25-35 yrs old. Italian-American. A steady, sturdy, lumbering man of few words with a police record and a strong musical talent. ABILITY TO SING BASS/BARITONE PART IN TIGHT HARMONY AND BASS GUITAR SKILLS A PLUS.

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Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.


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