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Jersey Boys is awesome in Austin

Watch Jersey Boys on LX-TV






Go backstage with the LX-TV as they visit with the stars of Broadway’s hottest musical JERSEY BOYS.  Host Maria Sansone speaks with the guys who star as the Four Seasons:  Sebastian Arcelus, Matt Bogart, Dominic Nolfi and Jarrod Spector, and even learns to “Walk Like A Man.” CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, and the Australian company just received 10 Helpmann nominations.

Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Des McAnuff, JERSEY BOYS is written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

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.  There are six current productions of JERSEY BOYS:  New York, London, Las Vegas, Toronto, a US National tour, and Sydney, Australia (beginning September 3, 2010).

JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. It’s a journey 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.

The JERSEY BOYS design and production team comprises Klara Zieglerova (Scenic Design), Jess Goldstein (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (winner of the 2006 Tony Award® for his Lighting Design of JERSEY BOYS), Steve Canyon Kennedy (Sound Design), Michael Clark (Projections Design), Charles LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Orich (Orchestrations) and Ron Melrose (Music Direction, Vocal Arrangements & Incidental Music).

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of JERSEY BOYS was produced by Bob Gaudio, and was recently certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The cast recording is now available on Rhino Records. JERSEY BOYS: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Broadway Books) is the official handbook to the smash Broadway hit.


Jersey Boys Toronto says Bye Bye Baby

Cast and Creative Team Say Thank You and

“Bye, Bye, Baby, Baby Goodbye!” to Toronto!



Celebrating two years on stage, more than one million customers, and three Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the Toronto production of JERSEY BOYS will say “Bye, Bye Baby, Baby Goodbye” to the city they have called home, on Sunday, August 22, 2010, their second anniversary. Many of the key players in this production also want to celebrate their stay in Toronto and say goodbye!

“Extra special is defined as having JERSEY BOYS run for two years in one of my favorite cities. Thanks to Aubrey Dan and a spectacular Canadian cast. To Canada with love.”

Bob Gaudio, Composer

“I am thrilled with the Toronto response to JERSEY BOYS. When I was a young theatre artist, this kind of response to a show was virtually unimaginable and it gives me great pride to participate in such an enormous hit. JERSEY BOYS has definitely written a chapter in the history of Toronto theatre and I’m very proud as a native Torontonian to have been a part of that.”

Des McAnuff, Director


“Playing Frankie Valli in JERSEY BOYS six days a week was certainly the most technically challenging and physically demanding work in my career to date, but this show was unquestionably the most rewarding work of my life. Seeing the audience leap up to give us a standing ovation every single show, hearing their stories at the stage door, and seeing so many return to watch our show again and again filled me with joy and a strong sense of purpose. We made a real difference. There may never be another show like it in Toronto, and I count myself lucky to have been a part of its magic.”

Jeff Madden, “Frankie Valli”


“Two years ago, when we came to North York, I thought about how great the Toronto Centre was, how beautifully JERSEY BOYS played in it, and how proud I was for Des and Sergio to bring their hit show home.  Two years, and a million customers later, I think about the people of Toronto, the fans who made the run historic, and the amazing actors and musicians and crew – some who’ve been with us from day one, some who’ve found love during the run, one who passed away after the fight of her life – who thrilled those fans, twice through each of the four seasons, night after night, week after week, during this record-breaking run.  As Frankie says in the show, ‘family is everything.’  And our Toronto family is everything to me.  I’m so grateful and proud to honor them.”

Rick Elice, Co-author

As live theatre actors, our life’s work can feel, at times, intangible and unquantifiable, but, I’ve found, certain shows have the unmistakable ability to ‘change’ you and continue to affect you long after they close; the overwhelming sense of family and loyalty that resonates so vibrantly in the music and words of this show is something I’ll gladly take with me. I’ve felt so lucky to share the stage, both on and off, every night with this family; to jump on this electrifying JERSEY BOYS train and share the experience of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons with Toronto’s receptive audiences has been such an incredible gift for which I’m so grateful.”

Michael Lomenda, “Nick Massi”

“Being a part of JERSEY BOYS and Dancap Productions has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career thus far. Working together as a team to share the brilliant production that is JERSEY BOYS has been truly enjoyable. Thank you Dancap for being such a hands-on company and getting to know each and every one of your company members. It’s been a wonderful journey portraying these real Jersey people and one I’ll always hold dear.”

Alison Smyth, “Francine”

“It’s not easy doing a long-running show. There are lots of clichés people use to explain the experience: a family, a love affair, sometimes even going into battle. Sometimes they’re a little overused, but in the case of JERSEY BOYS?  We had a company member find out she was pregnant soon after we began. We lost another to cancer a year after that. And now, weeks from closing, one of our gang is planning her wedding while another is celebrating the arrival of his first child. We have become a family; fiercely loyal, mildly dysfunctional, and a little loose in the screws. It’s not easy doing a long running show, but it’s going to be a hell of a lot harder saying good-bye to it.”

Joe Matheson, “Knuckles”

“The closing of JERSEY BOYS is bittersweet for me, but I couldn’t be prouder of our homegrown production and everything we have all accomplished together.  A special thank you to the citizens of Toronto and surrounding area who made this show a record-breaking success!”

Aubrey Dan, President, Dancap Productions

JERSEY BOYS stars Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi, Jeff Madden as Frankie Valli, Daniel Robert Sullivan as Tommy DeVito and Quinn VanAntwerp as Bob Gaudio.  The company also comprises:  Gabriel Antonacci, Matthew G. Brown, Matt Cassidy, Jade Elliott, Élodie Gillett, Steven M. Goldsmith, Bryan Hindle, Victoria Lamond, Aaron MacKenzie, Adrian Marchuk, W. Joseph Matheson, Timothy Sell, Alison Smyth, Grant Tilly, Cleopatra Williams and Shawn Wright

The JERSEY BOYS orchestra includes Elizabeth Baird (conductor), Peter Bleakney, Sasha Boychouk, Steve Broadhurst, Mike Herriott, Levon Ichkhanian, Logan Medland, Mark Promane, Pat Wright and Jeannie Wyse.

Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Des McAnuff, JERSEY BOYS is written by Academy Award winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo. The Canadian production of JERSEY BOYS is produced by Dancap Productions Inc., Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group in association with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner.

Launched in 2007 by Aubrey Dan, Dancap Productions Inc. is a commercial theatre company dedicated to producing and presenting the best of Broadway-style theatre created in collaboration with acclaimed artists and award-winning creative teams based in Toronto, Canada. Current Broadway shows with producing and investment credits include: The Addams Family, Memphis (2010 Tony Award® for Best Musical), West Side Story, A Little Night Music, Come Fly Away, In The Heights and Jersey Boys. Past Broadway and international credits include: Wicked, Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll, [Title of Show], Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Jersey Boys, the First National Tour, productions in Las Vegas, West End, Melbourne and the long-running show in Toronto.

Jersey Boys featured on LX-TV Tuesday, August 3






Broadway’s hottest musical JERSEY BOYS will be featured on WNBC’s “LX-TV” on Tuesday, August 3 at 5:00pm.  Host Maria Sansone speaks with the stars of the hit musical:  Sebastian Arcelus, Matt Bogart, Dominic Nolfi and Jarrod Spector, and even learns to “Walk Like A Man.”

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Jersey Boys receives 10 Helpmann Nominations


has been nominated for

10 Australian Helpmann Awards

JERSEY BOYS, the international smash hit musical about the story of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, has just been nominated for 10 Helpmann Awards (Australia’s Tony Awards).  The nominations include:







BEST MUSIC DIRECTION Ron Melrose & Luke Hunter

BEST SCENIC DESIGN Klara Zieglerova & Michael Clark


BEST SOUND DESIGN Steve Canyon Kennedy

On hearing of the nominations the Producers were elated and Rodney Rigby said “Being nominated as Best Musical is a wonderful acknowledgement by our peers across the industry how special Jersey Boys is to audiences and everyone associated with the production.”

Dodger Theatricals commented from New York saying “We are so pleased that Bobby Fox’s powerful performance as Frankie Valli is being lauded by the nominating committee as one of the best of the year.”

Chris Green from Dainty Consolidated Entertainment said “What a great honour to be nominated in ten categories. This shows tremendous recognition from the industry and we are delighted.”

After 14 months in Melbourne and being seen by nearly 600,000 patrons and playing 453 sold out

performances JERSEY BOYS is set to preview at Sydney’s Theatre Royal from September 3, 2010.

The 2010 Helpmann Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday, September 6 at 6.30pm at Opera Theatre, Sydney Opera House.

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

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SHORT TAKES with JERSEY BOYS’ Sebastian Arcelus

Sebastian Arcelus plays the awesome role of Bob Gaudio in Broadway’s 2006 Tony Award winning smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS.  We thought it would be fun to get to know one of Broadway’s recognizable neighbors over at JERSEY BOYS. Sebastian had some fun things to say. See his responses from our questions.


1. Name the three TV Shows that are the highest priority on your DVR (or name three television shows on “your must” watch list)?

Well, sadly, our DVR is currently getting a breather…as LOST has finally come to an end. My wife and I have been glued to our TV for years now (mostly in awe…though occasionally screaming at it in frustration). But, all in all, we bought into it…and, despite the lack of sufficient answers, we admit to getting emotional there at the end…or was it the beginning…or when Locke found the hatch…or when the island disappeared?! AAAH! Those damn numbers!!!

Modern Family is a must. Crazy funny.


And I embarrassingly admit to recording “The Wheelhouse.” It’s a lame daily local sports show on SNY. Steph (Stephanie J. Block) has somehow trained herself to fall asleep to this one. Seriously.


2. Name the last three movies you watched at home)?

Last 3 we watched at home…um…

Man on Wire


The Fantastic Mr. Fox


You Don’t Mess with the Zohan


3. What website is your current online addiction?

Anything dealing with REAL ESTATE.

[Click on the picture for more on REAL ESTATE Blogging!]


4. What’s the last book you purchased for yourself to read?

“Free for All: Joe Papp, the Public, and the Greatest Theater Story Ever Told”

written by Kenneth Turan and Joseph Papp.

I’m only 100 pages in, but I’m amazed. The NY theater history, the inspiring anecdotes, the reverence shown and the risks taken…it’s really something special.

[For more on this book, click on the photo]


5. Name an NYC attraction (shop, café, bar, museum, gallery, park) you would recommend to people who have just moved to the city.

Don’t even unpack your bags. Go to Citi Field. Be a METS fan! There are too many Yankee fans in NYC…

But while you’re there…ignore the surroundings…unless of course you need an auto body shop. In which case, you’re in luck. Oh, and don’t mind the name of the town. FLUSHING MEADOWS. It’s ironic and funny.

Then again, so is being a METS fan…trust me, I know.

[Click on the photo to find more METS information]


6. Name the place you hope to visit when you go on your next vacation.

We hope to make a trip to URUGUAY sometime next year. I’ve got tons of family there, and PUNTA DEL ESTE specifically during the summer months (our winter) is a must…it’s like the French Riviera of the southern cone of South America.

[Visit URUGUAY, click on the photo]


7. Favorite show on Broadway right now, or theatrical event?

RED. I was somehow bizarrely able to attend a Tuesday night performance last month when those manhole covers blew up 52nd street and shut down our show for a couple of days…

[Want to see RED on Broadway, CLICK HERE]


 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).

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.

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. Performance schedule: Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm, Sunday matinees at 3pm.

For more information, visit the web site for JERSEY BOYS


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Jersey Boys in the news



Broadway’s Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning JERSEY BOYS has been in the news lately.  The stars of Jersey Boys, Sebastian Arcelus, Matt Bogart, Dominic Nolfi and Jarrod Spector, appeared on the “Rachael Ray” show to judge a meatball contest between two of the “Housewives of New Jersey.”  Click here to watch: http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/show/segments/view/emreal-housewivesem-meatball-throwdown/

Broadway’s Frankie Valli, Jarrod Spector, and Jersey Girls Bridget Berger, Heather Ferguson and Sara Schmidt were all featured in a behind-the-scenes segment on “Better TV.” Click here to watch: http://www.better.tv/videos/m/31267595/jersey-boys.htm#q=jersey+boys
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Jersey Boys to appear on Rachael Ray 5/24






The Broadway stars of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning JERSEY BOYS:  Sebastian Arcelus, Matt Bogart, Dominic Nolfi and Jarrod Spector will appear on “Rachael Ray” on Monday, May 24.  “Rachael Ray” airs in the New York area at 10am on WABC-TV, Channel 7 (check local listings for times outside the New York area).

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Jersey Boys resumes performances on Broadway tonight 4/7

Performances of Broadway’s JERSEY BOYS resume tonight, Wednesday, April 7 at 8pm at the August Wilson Theatre on 52nd Street.  The performances on Tuesday eve and the Wednesday matinee were cancelled due to an electrical fire on 52nd Street (but not connected to the theatre).  


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Jersey Boys Broadway matinee cancelled

Today’s matinee performance of Broadway’s JERSEY BOYS at the August Wilson Theatre on 52nd Street in New York City has been cancelled due to an electrical fire last night on West 52nd Street (not connected to the theatre). The JERSEY BOYS producers have been notified by the authorities that it will not be possible to have a performance this afternoon. The problem should be solved this afternoon to make sure there is a performance tonight. Exchanges for today’s matinee performance can be arranged at the point of purchase.