OH, WHAT A NIGHT: If someone was to tell you a musical called “Jersey Boys” is headed our way, what would you think it’s about? Guys from New Jersey, right? Would you expect songs like “Highway to Hoboken,” “Yo! Youse guys” and “I Can’t Fugetabout You”? Oh, how wrong you would be, Passaic breath. “Jersey Boys” is the Tony Award-winning musical based on the career and music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. It’s being presented by the Broadway Theatre League and begins a two-week run at the Scranton Cultural Center on Tuesday. Check it out, youse guys.
THE BIRTHDAY POST: When you think of the world’s great inventors, you must think of folks like Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford and Teressa Bellissimo. (You don’t know her? She invented Buffalo wings.) You might also want to add Mark Zuckerberg to that list. It was 10 years ago Tuesday, in the tweed-stained depths of Harvard University, that “Thefacebook” went online and started a revolution on how we communicate, interact and stalk each other. To note its 10th birthday, Facebook users plan to post a bunch of useless birthday “wishes,” gumming up your news feed and making sure you miss the only relevant thing to come your way in weeks.
WEATHER OR NOT: So, an occluded front is headed our way bringing with it scud clouds and a back-sheared anvil along the outflow boundary and threatening to wreck havoc with the pressure gradient. What are you going to do? Get a dictionary and translate the first sentence into English? No. You’d call a weatherperson, that’s what. And this would be a good week to do it. Wednesday is National Weatherperson’s Day, a time to recognize those folks who know the real difference between partly sunny and partly cloudy. In fact, if you see Tom Clark, Josh Hodell, Joe Snedeker or any other TV weatherperson out and about this week, give them a great big hug. If they don’t have you arrested, you can wish them a “Happy Weatherperson’s Day.”
LATE-NIGHT LENO: What were you doing on March 2, 1977? If you are under 37, that answer could be problematic. But if your name is Jay Leno, that’s an easy question. That was the night Leno, then a 26-year-old stand-up comedian, made his first appearance on “The Tonight Show.” Just over 15 years later, he found himself host of the show when Johnny Carson retired. Now, after 22 years, it’s Leno’s turn to retire. Thursday night will be Leno’s last show behind the “Tonight Show” desk in Burbank. Headlining his final guest roster will be Billy Crystal, who just so happened to be his first guest in 1992. A nice way to wrap things up.
LEGO MY MOVIE: And now, coming soon to a theater near you. A film so big, it had to be assembled in pieces. Starring Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Abraham Lincoln, Han Solo, Gandalf, Shaquille O’Neal, Morgan Freeman, Spaceman Benny, Uni-Kitty and Lumpy the Wonder Sloth. It’s “The LEGO Movie.” THRILL as our heroes fight for the rights of interchangeable colored bricks. CRINGE when the villain begins gluing the universe together. CRY when your kids drags you to the toy store after the movie and wants every LEGO set in creation. “The LEGO Movie” opens Friday.