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JERSEY BOYS wins Australian Helpmann Award For Best Musical

JERSEY BOYS, the international smash hit musical about the story of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, won the Helpmann Award (Australia’s Tony Award) for Best Musical.

In addition the show won Best Music Direction – Ron Melrose & Luke Hunter.

To top off the evening the cast of the show performed live at the Awards Ceremony on September 6 and received a prolonged standing screaming ovation.  The Awards Ceremony was broadcast live on STVDIO, channel 132 on Foxtel.

Rodney Rigby, Producer, said “It was a wonderful honour for the entire Jersey Boys company to be recognised by our Industry peers.”

JERSEY BOYS is already the recipient of four Tony Awards including Best Musical, winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, the Grammy Award, the Dora Maver Audience Choice Award (Toronto) and winner of seven Victorian Green Room Awards (Australia).

After 14 months in Melbourne and being seen by nearly 600,000 patrons and playing 453 sold out performances JERSEY BOYS is now previewing at Sydney’s Theatre Royal with the official opening night taking place on Saturday, September 18, 2010.

For further information about JERSEY BOYS in Australia, go to www.jerseyboysaustralia.com.au

JERSEY BOYS opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005.  The JERSEY BOYS National Tour opened to rave reviews in San Francisco on December 1, 2006. In addition to Australia, the show can now be seen in New York, Las Vegas, London, and in cities across the U.S. on a National Tour.

JERSEY BOYS is produced in Australia by Dodger Theatricals, Newtheatricals, Dainty Consolidated Entertainment and Joseph J. Grano, Tamara & Kevin Kinsella, The Pelican Group in association with Latitude Link, Rick Steiner and Michael Watt.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of JERSEY BOYS, produced by Bob Gaudio, received the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). JERSEY BOYS: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Broadway Books) is the official handbook to the smash Broadway hit.


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