She’s been with the “Jersey Boys” since they saw the light of–stage lights in tryouts at La Jolla four years ago. Even arriving before them to set up “the knobs and dials” of the technical instruments, then getting into makeup and appearing and performing with them and those instruments on stage–act one at the piano, act two, keyboard, etc.
But this Saturday, she won’t be on stage with “The Jersey Boys” at B’way’s August Wilson Theater. The “Music technical advisor,” as versatile Deborah Hurwitz calls herself, will be in Garrison, N.Y. where she will wed Jonathan Asculai in a “creative expressive” ceremony. She and her fotog-agent husband will divide their time between N.Y. and Santa Monica as she sets off on her own single career.
Pre-“Boys,” Hurwirtz provided her talents, conducting and arranging skills for femme stars including Sinead O’Connor, Sarah Brightman and Diana King. “And,” she says, “I’ve been writing songs, waiting to be heard,”
Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice who wrote the book for “Jersey Boys,” tell the story behnd the Tony and Grammy-winning–and phenomenal box office winner “Jersey Boys” when they guest on the syndicated PBS stations’ “Theater Talk.” Check your local listings.