April 28, 2012 9:45 PM

Robert Trussell | ‘Jersey Boys’: from ‘no thanks’ to riding a tidal wave

Des McAnuff has had a long and varied career as a director, producer and writer, and sometimes he’s revealed a Midas touch in his approach to unconventional material. But when it came to directing “Jersey Boys,” which begins performances Wednesday at the Music Hall, his first reaction was: No thanks.

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