Everyone has heard of the Jersey Boys. Thirteen million people have seen the show, totaling more than $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales. Jersey Boys tells the true-life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and features such hits as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like A Man," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You." The production is currently in its seventh year on Broadway, and is also playing in Las Vegas, London, Auckland, and is on two US National Tours. Since its debut in 2005, Jersey Boys has won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, making it a staple of musical theater. Places, Please documents Daniel Robert Sullivan's transformation from a "small-time" professional actor to a musical superstar: his two years of auditions, weeks of rehearsals, and hundreds of performances in the Toronto Company of Jersey Boys, where he appeared as bad-boy Tommy DeVito. Daniel shares his experiences of life in musical theatre from the arduous process of auditioning to the elation of finally landing that big role. He also shares backstage secrets and the lighter side of the demanding industry. Places, Please! is a memoir that can be enjoyed by anyone inside or out of the industry who enjoys a great story from an author with a perpetually optimistic smile. Neither a plea from a struggling artist nor a dry account of the theater, this novel's humor and wit carries the audience with it at a fast pace.
Publisher: Iguana Books