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I have a confession to make: I have never seen Jersey Boys the musical. I know, I know — that makes me some kind of heathen in the musical theater world. But is it any consolation that Clint Eastwood‘s movie iteration made me want to see the musical even more? And does it make a difference that the movie’s stars were actually in the musical?

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From left: Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi, John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli, Erich Bergen as Bob Gaudio

I had the opportunity to chat with Jersey Boys stars John Lloyd Young, Michael Lomenda, and Erich Bergen about the movie and their past lives as music theater geeks. SPOILER ALERT: one of them doesn’t consider themselves a musical theater geek…GASP!

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Jersey Boys opens in theaters Friday, June 20

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