Good Morning Amercia interviewed Mark Ballas on their Facebook page. He talks about adopting Hendricks and lots more. Mark also posted his latest ‘Jersey Boys” Vlog this week. I sure hope this guy is back on Dancing With The Stars next season.
Mark Ballas Chats On His Wedding, Shows Art Work For Invitations, Special Performance On Dancing With The Stars
Mark Ballas’ wedding to BC Jean is coming up soon. He talks all about it in his new “Jersey Boy” Vlog below. He also showed the cool art work for the wedding invitations at his instagram. Don’t forget, we’ll be able to see a special “Jersey Boy” performance with Mark and his “Jersey Boys” co-stars, Michael Lomenda, Kristofer McNeeley and Adam Zelaskoon on Dancing With The Stars this Monday night. Go Mark!
Below you can watch another “Jersey Boys” Vlog with Mark Ballas. You can also watch a finale clip from “Jersey Boys”. This guy is so talented.
What an amazing week it’s been for Mark Ballas and his Broadway debut in “Jersey Boys”. Below you can watch a review, interviews, a “Sherry” warm up (thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording), and more.
A reader to PureDWTS and Pure Derek Hough named Lily has written a guest blog for us on her experience of meeting Mark Ballas and seeing him in Broadway’s “Jersey Boys”. Let’s just say, Mark blew her away. You can read her fun and sweet story below including how she met BC Jean as well. She also sent us some fun photos. Thanks Lily! You rock!
I was very excited to hear that Mark Ballas was going to make his Broadway debut in Jersey Boys! His opening night was scheduled for October 18th. And I already had a conflict because Josh Groban was also making his Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. I bought these tickets in May 2016!
So I planned to go to Mark’s 2nd show, on October 19th matinee! I was excited to secure front row tickets to the show. I had already seen Jersey Boys before, and I really enjoyed the show.
But Mark blew me away with his performance!!! I was very surprised with his falsetto, and he nailed all of the songs!!! I had chills when he sang “My Eyes Adored You” !!! “Sherry”, “Walk Like a Man”, “oh, what a Night”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Working My Way Back to You”, so many hits! Oh course, there were the dance moves!!!!
After the show, I waited by stage door. Everyone came out and signed, and took pictures and selfies. Mark is on vocal rest, so he wasn’t able to talk alot, But he signed and took pictures with everyone! How awesome. I was wearing my Alexander Jean t-shirt. I met a mother and daughter who knew Mark, so they were able to ask to see BC Jean, so I was able to talk to BC Jean as well. She said she remembered me from the tour! Aww how sweet!
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Last night, Mark Ballas began his part on Broadway’s “Jersey Boys”. The photos below say it all. If you’d like to see more, see Getty Images. Shirley Ballas posted photos at her Facebook page as well. She described Mark as “amazing” and “brilliant”. She “cried” and “jumped for joy”. I am crying just writing this post up. Go Mark!! We are so proud of you! For tickets, see this link. If any of you see the show and would like to blog about it, share pics, or videos, write to our contact link.
Mark Ballas has posted his first video blog at Broadway.com which you can watch below. He takes us behind the scenes of his first dress rehearsal for “Jersey Boys”. He also shows us his apartment and lots more. Too fun. Go kill it, Mark!!
Mark Ballas is super excited about his new Broadway role in “Jersey Boys”. He talked to Broadway World all about it and what you’ll see if you go to the show. Bring it on, Mark!
Frankie Valli’s falsetto is of course so iconic. Was singing in falsetto something you have always been comfortable with?
BWW Interview – Debut of the Month – Mark Ballas on Being JERSEY BOYS’ Final Frankie ValliI actually have a really sharp falsetto, that’s something that I’ve had since I was a kid. I was a high tenor in the choir, so luckily it’s been one of the easier aspects of taking on this role. The stuff we’ve been working on vocally is getting those high chest notes while doing the choreography at the same time. Because let me tell you, you sweat man! These moves may look sharp and simple, but it’s a lot, and you’ve got to get used to it. But when it comes to the falsetto, luckily I’ve been blessed in that area.
Do you have a favorite number from the show or is it just too hard to chose?
It’s really hard to chose, but I’d say ‘Sheri’ and ‘Big Girl’ never get old for me. I love doing ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You’ as well, that song has always been special to me and my family. They’re all fun. I love doo-wop and ’50’s rock n roll too and 60’s music, so for me, all the songs are awesome. ‘Rag Doll’, ‘Who Loves You’, it’s just hard to chose. And every day is different!
Do you think that wonderful music is the reason the show resonates with audiences all over the world?
I do. What’s great about the show is that you have the generation who grew up on the music of The Four Seasons, and they just lose themselves in the show. It’s kind of like The Beatles to some people, or Michael Jackson to some people, they grew up on it. They know these songs, they remember where they were when they first heard them, they remember jumping up and down on their bed singing ‘Sheri’ and throwing teddy bears at each other. And back then, The Four Seasons were considered the bad boys of music, their music was cool, it was different, so all the women still go nuts when they hear it today.
More at Broadway World including his thoughts on Dancing With The Stars.
ETA: Here is another interview with Access Hollywood. It’s so cool seeing him again….
ETA2: Here is Mark’s interview with NBC in New York….
Broadway World interviewed Maks Chmerkovskiy. They ask him why he came back to Dancing With The Stars. He also answers questions on Amber Rose, his brother Val, expecting a baby with Peta Murgartroyd, wanting to do Broadway again in the future, and more.
What was it that made you decide to return to DANCING WITH THE STARS after taking a break for a few years?
Well I had just come back from doing the tour with my brother over the summer. The process of doing the tour put me in good shape, I felt stronger, I felt good, I felt ready to do stuff, and I was kind of sitting and thinking, what else would keep me in shape and give me the opportunity to flex a creative muscle. And to be honest with you, the next project that I’ll be doing did not conflict with the season, so I decided that I just wanted to have fun.
It’s a different production, a different show, although some elements are still the same, some of the funny things and hearing some strange judge’s comments and having to answer questions and talk about stuff, that all hasn’t changed. But the positivity in the room is different and I feel like Tuesday night’s performance with my brother Val, for example, was exactly the reason that I came back. (check out the show-stopping number below!) I came back for opportunities like that and doing something on the big stage with people you love, and my mom’s watching and grandma’s watching, nieces and nephews. What else can you want out of life, right?
More at Broadway World.
It won’t be long now until fans can see Mark Ballas in his Broadway role in “Jersey Boys”. His Mom Shirley is currently visiting him and BC Jean in New York City. She posted these sweet photos at her Facebook page. Note that Mark begins his performances as Frankie Valli in “Jersey Boys” on October 18, 2016. If you haven’t purchased tickets for “Jersey Boys”, see Broadway.com.