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JERSEY BOYS Raises More Than $40,000 for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation

TONY, OLIVIER & GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING


RAISES MORE THAN $40,000 FOR

THE VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION

BENEFITING NEW YORK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning international hit musical, has raised $43,521 to benefit New York Public Schools through the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

As part of the Broadway company’s five-year anniversary on November 6, 2010, JERSEY BOYS pledged to donate a dollar from each ticket sold to an October performance. The money raised exceeds their goal, helping to restore the instrumental music education program at PS 85 in the Bronx and the additional funds will go toward a second VH1 Save The Music Foundation grant recipient school.

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, is now playing at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).

The New York production of JERSEY BOYS, which opened to critical acclaim on Sunday, November 6, 2005 and recently celebrated five years on Broadway, remains among Broadway’s top selling musicals and is the longest running show in the history of the August Wilson Theatre, where it has played over 2,000 performances. JERSEY BOYS has been seen by over 11 million people across the world and has a worldwide gross of over $972 Million (as of September, 2010). The show is currently playing in New York, Las Vegas, London, Sydney and across the U.S. on a national tour.

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, about a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who 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. The show features all their hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What A Night,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Working My Way Back To You.”

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).

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION:

Since 1997, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation has successfully restored and sustained instrumental music programs in 1,750 public schools in more than 100 cities across the country, including Memphis, Houston, Chicago, New York, Denver, Baltimore and Milwaukee. Through their work, the Foundation has impacted the lives of over 1.6 million students. 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.

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