Joe dedicates a song to his wife Sophie Turner

NEW YORK — Happiness looks good at the Jonas Brothers.

The brotherly band proved those happy feelings as a trio continued as they performed and peeled back the layers behind their 2019 comeback album “Happiness Begins” at the Marquis Theater in midtown Manhattan as part of of their five-night concert residency on Broadway.

Gone is the arena tour of 2019 — in its place is an intimate reflection on their success and, Friday, the album that sparked their relaunch as a band and spawned hits like “Sucker” and “Cool.”

Kevin, Nick and Joe Jonas were totally in sync and fully in their elements as a band and as individuals on the show, the fourth of five shows that focus on their previous four albums and their upcoming “The Album” (release May 12).

The previous nights of the residency were devoted to the three albums that took them to the heights of teenage stardom of the late 2000s: “Jonas Brothers”, “A Little Bit Longer” and “Lines, Vines and Trying Times”. .

Here’s everything that happened during the fourth night of their sold-out New York show:

The Jonas Brothers Perform ‘Happiness Begins’ Hits They’ve ‘Never Played Before’

Before the JoBros took the stage, three actors portraying them gave a reading, uncovering the time before their reunion as brothers and as a group, chronicled in their 2019 documentary “Chasing Happiness.”

The audience, made up mostly of millennial women wearing “I Heart Nick Jonas” and “I Heart Joe Jonas” shirts, reveled in the privacy of the venue, which has just under 1,650 seats ( for comparison, New York’s Radio City Music Hall seats 5,960, more than three times the number of attendees).

The Jonas Brothers have split the show into two parts: “Happiness Begins” and all of their other hits, including from the band and some of their various offshoots. The first half went in order of the album’s track listing, kicking off with “Sucker,” which was how they ended their Happiness Begins tour kickoff show. 2019 in Miami.

“Can anyone guess the one we’ve never played before?” Joe questioned. Answer: “Trust”.

Another early live performance was for the romantic ballad “Love Her”.

“The magic element, of course, was when we walked into the room…While we wrote songs separately for the brothers, this next song was the first one the three of us worked with,” said Nick. “When we talk about meeting where we were at the time, this song embodies that perfectly. And we’ve never played it live.”

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner attend the 2nd Annual Academy Museum Gala at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles on October 15, 2022.

Joe Jonas dedicates “Hesitate” to his wife Sophie Turner

Before getting into “Hesitate,” Joe took a moment to dedicate the sweet song he wrote to his wife.

“Sophie, where are you? There’s not much to say, but I love you,” Joe said.

“I’ll take your pain / And put it on my heart / I won’t hesitate / Just tell me where to start,” he crooned.

Valentina Angelina Jonas, from left, Danielle Jonas, Sophie Turner, Priyanka Chopra and Malti Marie Chopra Jonas attend a ceremony honoring the Jonas Brothers with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) XMIT ORG: CAJS182

J-Sisters Priyanka Chopra, Sophie Turner and Danielle Jonas go wild in the crowd

The J-Sisters, aka the wives of each of the Jonas Brothers, were quickly ushered into the theater by security moments before the show started. Danielle Jonas waved at fans as they whispered loudly about her entrance. As Chopra and Turner walked to their seats, screams erupted – almost as loud as the screams of their husbands.

Danielle Jonas was one with the people, joining fans at the orchestra level and smiling as she sang hits like “I Believe.” Turner, dressed in a white fur coat, and Chopra, dressed in a leather jacket, danced and sang in the front row of the mezzanine, with Turner getting particularly lively during the performance of “Cake By the Ocean” by her husband.

(L-R) Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas of The Jonas Brothers perform onstage during AT&T Playoff Playlist Live at Banc of California Stadium on January 7, 2023 in Los Angeles.

Nick Jonas almost forgets the lyrics: “We’re not going to fall like this”

During an earlier song of the evening, Nick spoke poetically about the difficulties of performing nearly all of their discography live. “Part of this whole week has felt like we’re playing a video game, and as each album and each night gets harder and harder to remember and sing along to,” he said.

“And we’re going to meet Bowser tomorrow,” Joe joked.

“That’s why we so appreciate you singing tonight,” Nick said.

He may have spoiled the night slightly with that statement. When the band entered “Trust,” which they admitted to never performing live, the first verse got the better of Nick.

“Stop it,” Nick said. “No, we’re not going to fall like that tonight guys. No, no, no. We’ve come through this whole week without a hitch, and tonight we’re going to pass that test. Let’s start at the top!”

The band restarted the song, with Nick handing out the first few verses for the crowd (“Now it’s up to you, sing”) to sing along, and he was back in action for the second verse.

The Jonas Brothers, from left, Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas and Joe Jonas, pose during their star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 30, 2023 in Hollywood, California.

Kevin Jonas jokes about his “Broadway debut”

The poster for the evening noted Nick and Joe’s Broadway roots: Nick “began his professional career in ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ at the Marquis Theater with Reba McEntire in 2001”, while Joe made his “Broadway comeback for the first time since 2002’s ‘La Bohème.'” A notable newbie? Kevin.

“These last (three) nights, being back in our backyard, in our hometown, back on Broadway – this is my Broadway debut – it’s pretty special. So these guys can stop some m ‘hang this over my head,’ Kevin said.

“We’ll find something else,” Nick interjected quickly.

“Yeah you still do,” Kevin joked. “But I will say it’s been an amazing week to be surrounded by the ones we love.”

Crowd Goes Wild For ‘Year 3000’, ‘Burnin’ Up’ Live

The second half of the show was dedicated to the hit songs that made Nick, Kevin and Joe famous.

After intermission, the brothers returned to sing “Lovebug”, from their album “A Little Bit Longer” (represented by three umbrellas like the ones seen on the album cover, hanging above the stage). Disney Channel’s “Year 3000” banger took the crowd to the next level, everyone chanted the rap part of “Burnin’ Up” without hesitation, and the band transformed the stadium rock style of “When You Look Me In the Eyes” in a penetrating, eye-level look at the intense ballad (which they reminded fans they wrote with their father, Paul).

The Jonas Brothers, Joe, Kevin and Nick, pictured at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on February 9, 2009.

Joe followed up with DNCE hits “Cake By the Ocean” and “Toothbrush” with band guitarist JinJoo Lee, and Nick offered his solo hits “Close” and “Jealous,” with Joe taking the second verse.

They also released new songs like “What A Man Gotta Do”, “Leave Before You Love Me” and their new single “Wings”.

“Thank you so much for an unforgettable evening. We love you so much,” Nick said, ending the evening with nostalgia.

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