TONY, OLIVIER & GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING
CELEBRATES FIVE RECORD-BREAKING YEARS ON BROADWAY
WITH MONTH-LONG BENEFIT
TO SUPPORT NEW YORK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
THROUGH THE VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION
JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning international hit musical, will celebrate five record-breaking years on Broadway with a month-long benefit in support of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation by donating one dollar from every ticket sold for every performance in the month of October. Through this contribution, JERSEY BOYS hopes to maximize the Foundation’s effort to ensure that no child be deprived of the opportunity to participate in instrumental music education programs. The cast and crew of JERSEY BOYS aims to raise enough to fund one of New York Public School’s music education programs for a full year.
JERSEY BOYS, written by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff, and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, began preview performances on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 and officially opened on Sunday, November 6, 2005 at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).
JERSEY BOYS is the recipient of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical. The Original Broadway Cast Recording, 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). The Broadway production also won the 2006 Outer Critics Circle & Drama League Awards for Best Musical. The London production also won the 2009 UK People’s Choice and What’s on Stage Awards for Best New Musical. The Toronto production is the winner of three Dora Awards, including the Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Production. The Australian production is 2010 recipient of the Helpmann Award for Australia’s Best Musical and seven Victorian Green Room Awards.
JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were thirty.
JERSEY BOYS is produced on Broadway by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, in association with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner/ Osher/ Staton/ Bell/ Mayerson Group.
The JERSEY BOYS design and production team includes Klara Zieglerova (Scenic Design), Tony Award winner Jess Goldstein (Costume Design), Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Lighting Design), Steve Canyon Kennedy (Sound Design), Michael Clark (Projections Design), Charles LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Orich (Orchestrations), Ron Melrose (Music Direction, Vocal Arrangements & Incidental Music).
JERSEY BOYS opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005 and continues to break box office records at the August Wilson Theatre. The show is currently playing in New York, Las Vegas, London, Sydney, Australia; and in cities across the U.S. on a National Tour.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION:
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $45 million in new musical instruments to 1,700 public schools in more than 100 cities around the country, impacting the lives of over 1.4 million children. With the support of people across the country and the 2010-2011 Ambassador Class including: OneRepublic, Chrisette Michele, Nick Lachey, Mandy Moore, Kelly Clarkson, Jason Mraz, Fall Out Boy, Colbie Caillat, it is The Foundation’s renewed commitment to donate one hundred million dollars worth of new musical instruments to ensure that even a greater number of students receive a comprehensive music education in the coming decade. Get involved and learn more at www.vh1savethemusic.com.
Tickets to JERSEY BOYS are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200, (800) 432-7250 outside the NY metro area, online at Telecharge.com, and at the August Wilson Theatre box office (245 West 52nd Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue). Group sales tickets available by calling (877) 5-Dodger / (877) 536-3437.
Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm, Sunday matinees at 3pm.