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Jersey Boys breaks box office record again in Philly

JERSEY BOYS SETS NEW BOX OFFICE RECORD

IN PHILADELPHIA SECOND WEEK IN A ROW

FOR WEEK ENDING 10/17/10:  $1,262,731

The Philadelphia engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS broke the box office record at the Forrest Theatre for the second week in a row, grossing $1,262,731 for the week ending October 17.  This tops the previous record of $1,225,598, that they set the week ending October 10.

JERSEY BOYS began performances in Philadelphia on Thursday, September 30 and will play through Sunday, December 12.  JERSEY BOYS will next play Boston’s Colonial Theatre from December 16 through January 30.
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Jersey Boys celebrates 5 years on Broadway

TONY, OLIVIER & GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING

JERSEY BOYS

CELEBRATES 5 YEARS ON BROADWAY

AT THE AUGUST WILSON THEATRE ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6

JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, will celebrate its 5th Anniversary on Broadway Saturday, November 6.  To mark this milestone, JERSEY BOYS will have a series of events around the anniversary weekend of Saturday, November 6 through Monday, November 8.

NEW PERFORMANCE FOOTAGE & PHOTOS

Go to Broadway.com to check out new performance footage (click here) and brand new production photos by Joan Marcus with the 5th Anniversary cast (click here).

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING LIGHTING – Friday, Nov 5 & Saturday, Nov 6

The Empire State Building will celebrate the 5th Anniversary by shining the tower in white, red, and yellow (from bottom to top as seen from the street) from Friday, November 5, until 2 a.m. Sunday, November 7.  The Empire State Building celebrates many cultures and causes in the world community with their iconic lightings. Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State building is the “World’s Most Famous Office Building.” The Empire State building has been named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects.

52ND STREET RENAMING TO “JERSEY BOYS WALK” – Sunday, November 7

A section of 52nd Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue will be renamed “JERSEY BOYS WALK” on Sunday, November 7 at 1:00pm.  Original Four Seasons Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio, along with members of the creative team including co-authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and the current cast will participate in this momentous occasion.

MAYORAL PROCLAMATION TO JERSEY BOYS – Sunday, November 7

Immediately following the matinee performance on Sunday, November 7, New York City Commissioner Katherine Oliver will present a Mayoral Proclamation in honor of Jersey Boys for its remarkable achievement in celebrating 5 years on Broadway, for the joy it has given over 2.5 million audience members, and the extraordinary economic impact the hit musical has had on New York City.

SARDI’S CARICATURES – Monday, November 8

Sardi’s Restaurant will honor Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice with caricatures that will be unveiled on Monday, November 8 in a PRIVATE reception. By invitation only.

‘The Crowd Goes Wild: Five Years of JERSEY BOYS’ – A DISCUSSION WITH VALLI, GAUDIO, BRICKMAN & ELICE AT THE PALEY CENTER – Monday, November 8

On Monday, November 8 at 7:00 pm, The Paley Center for Media will recognize the 5th Anniversary with a special evening featuring original Four Seasons members Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio, and Jersey Boys co-authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, who will discuss the legacy of the band and the production of the Broadway show, and share archival performance clips with the audience.  Tickets for the main auditorium are currently sold out, but a select number of additional seats in a closed circuit viewing room (with the panel broadcast on screen), are available for $5.  Visit PaleyCenter.org to purchase this member price seat using code jerseyboys.

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JERSEY BOYS To Become Longest Running Show at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre

TONY, OLIVIER & GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING

JERSEY BOYS

TO BECOME LONGEST RUNNING SHOW AT

BROADWAY’S AUGUST WILSON THEATRE

JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, will become the longest running show in the history of Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre, the theatre owned by Jujamcyn Theatres that opened over 85 years ago on April 13, 1925 as the Guild Theatre, on Wednesday, October 13 at 8:00 p.m. after 2037 performances.

JERSEY BOYS opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005. The show is currently playing in New York; Las Vegas; London; Sydney, Australia; and in cities across the U.S. on a National Tour.

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Jersey Boys breaks box office record in Philly

JERSEY BOYS SETS NEW BOX OFFICE RECORD IN PHILADELPHIA FOR WEEK ENDING 10/10/10: $1,225,598

The Philadelphia engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS broke the box office record at the Forrest Theatre for the week ending October 10.  The hit musical grossed $1,225,598. This tops the previous record, held by The Phantom of the Opera in 2006 of $1,214,323.

JERSEY BOYS began performances in Philadelphia on Thursday, September 30 and will play through Sunday, December 12.  JERSEY BOYS will next play Boston’s Colonial Theatre from December 16 through January 30.
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Jersey Boys is Phenomenal in Philadelphia

JERSEY BOYS IS IN PHENOMENAL IN PHILADELPHIA

JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical, received rave reviews in Philadelphia at the Forrest Theatre, where it opened Saturday, October 2 (performances began September 30) and will play through Sunday, December 12.  From Philadelphia, JERSEY BOYS will play Boston’s Colonial Theatre Thursday, December 16 through Sunday, January 30.

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Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia! & Million Dollar Quartet Offer Theatre Open Houses

AS PART OF BACK2BROADWAY MONTH

JERSEY BOYS, MAMMA MIA!

& MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

OFFER THEATRE OPEN HOUSES

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25; 10AM TO 12PM

As part of Back2Broadway Month, the Broadway hit musicals JERSEY BOYS at the August Wilson Theatre, MAMMA MIA! at the Winter Garden Theatre & MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at the Nederlander Theatre will host open houses on Saturday, September 25 sponsored by the Broadway League.  This event will be open to the public.  Turn up any time between 10:00 PM and 12:00 PM to see a presentation about these hit Broadway shows and the historic theatres where they play.

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Broadway’s Sensation Jersey Boys Superb in Sydney

BROADWAY’S SENSATION JERSEY BOYS SUPERB IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier, Grammy Award-winning international smash hit musical that just won the Helpmann Award (Australia’s Tony Award) for Best Musical, opened to rave reviews in Sydney at the Theatre Royal on September 18.

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

The Sydney Morning Herald’s John Shand writes “JERSEY BOYS’ book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice fizzes with snappy dialogue and bullying one-liners. It creates credible characters for not only the four leads but also a supporting cast led by Daniel Scott’s Bob Crewe (the band’s shrewd, amusing lyricist/producer) and Lisa Adam as Valli’s wife, Mary, whose sharp tongue cannot prevent a slide into disillusionment.  The show is defined by its singing. Fox’s remarkably Valli-like falsetto creates truly thrilling moments in the harmonies (Rag Doll being a notable example), and the many Gaudio/Crewe-penned hits such as Big Girls Don’t Cry and Walk Like a Man explode from the stage with verve, polish and conviction.  The cast’s sterling efforts are amplified by the expert creative team that realised the original Broadway production, including the director Des McAnuff, choreographer Sergio Trujillo and set designer Klara Zieglerova. A band under Luke Hunter provides sure accompaniment.  The upward trajectory of the band’s success rides easily on the many memorable songs, which I’ll bet were being sung on the way home by many a smiling face.”   To read the entire review, click here:

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/musicals/memorable-mix-transcends-the-jukebox-20100919-15hsj.html

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JERSEY BOYS to Welcome Ryan Jesse to the Company

BROADWAY’S JERSEY BOYS WELCOMES

RYAN JESSE TO THE COMPANY

Ryan Jesse will step into the role of Bob Gaudio in the Broadway cast of JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning smash hit musical, on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Sebastian Arcelus, who currently plays the role of Bob Gaudio, will play his final performance on Sunday, October 10, 2010.

Beginning Tuesday, October 12th, the cast of JERSEY BOYS will be led by Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Ryan Jesse (Bob Gaudio), Dominic Nolfi (Tommy DeVito) and Jarrod Spector (Frankie Valli) as The Four Seasons; with Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito. The cast also includes Miles Aubrey, Erik Bates, Bridget Berger, Scott J. Campbell, Kris Coleman, Ken Dow, Russell Fischer, John Hickman, Katie O’Toole, Joe Payne, Jessica Rush, Dominic Scaglione Jr., Sara Schmidt, Taylor Sternberg.

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JERSEY BOYS Celebrates Five Years on Broadway by Supporting VH1 Save the Music

TONY, OLIVIER & GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING

JERSEY BOYS

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).

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JERSEY BOYS To Play 2,000th Performance on Broadway

TONY, OLIVIER & GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING

JERSEY BOYS

HITS 2,000 PERFORMANCES ON BROADWAY

JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, will play its 2,000th Broadway performance on Saturday, September 11 at 2pm at the August Wilson Theatre. JERSEY BOYS opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005. The show is currently playing in New York; Las Vegas; London; Sydney, Australia; and in cities across the U.S. on a National Tour.

The Broadway cast of JERSEY BOYS is led by Sebastian Arcelus (Bob Gaudio), Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Dominic Nolfi (Tommy DeVito) and Jarrod Spector (Frankie Valli) as The Four Seasons; with Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito. The cast also includes Miles Aubrey, Erik Bates, Bridget Berger, Scott J. Campbell, Kris Coleman, Ken Dow, Russell Fischer, Cory Grant, John Hickman, Katie O’Toole, Joe Payne, Jessica Rush, Sara Schmidt, Taylor Sternberg.

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