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Jersey Boys resumes performances this afternoon 4/7

JERSEY BOYS will perform on Broadway today at 2PM and 8PM.  The show will resume at the matinee today, following the cancellation of last night’s performance at the August Wilson Theatre due to a nearby electrical fire on West 52nd Street.  For tickets go to telecharge.com or the box office.

Jersey Boys cancelled tonight 4/6

Tonight’s performance of Broadway’s JERSEY BOYS at the August Wilson Theatre on 52nd Street has been cancelled due to an electrical fire on 52nd Street (but not connected to the theatre).  Producers have been notified by the authorities that it is not possible to have a performance tonight.  All exchanges can be arranged at the point of purchase.

Jersey Boys sets new box office record in Charlotte

JERSEY BOYS SETS NEW

BOX OFFICE RECORD

IN CHARLOTTE

FOR WEEK ENDING 4/04/10:

$1,164,813

The Charlotte, NC engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS broke the box office record at the Belk Theatre for the week ending April 4, with a gross of $1,164,813, breaking the previous record of $1,147,909 set by The Color Purple for week ending May 24, 2009.

JERSEY BOYS began performances in Charlotte on Friday, April 2 and will play through Sunday, April 18.  JERSEY BOYS will next play Buffalo, NY’s Shea Performing Arts Center from April 21 through May 9.

The cast of JERSEY BOYS is lead by Matt Bailey (Tommy DeVito), Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli), original Broadway cast member Steve Gouveia (Nick Massi), Ryan Jesse (Bob Gaudio), with Jonathan Hadley and Joseph Siravo.

The ensemble of JERSEY BOYS includes Michelle Aravena, Candi Boyd, Sarah Darling, Christopher DeAngelis, John Edwards, Graham Fenton, John Gardiner, Buck Hujabre, Leo Huppert, Denise Payne, Nathan Scherich, Brian Silverman, Courter Simmons, Ryan Strand, Kara Tremel and Kevin Worley.

JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

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, played a record-breaking run in Los Angeles and is still breaking house records in cities across North America.  There are six current productions of JERSEY BOYS:  New York, London, Las Vegas, Toronto, a US National tour, and Melbourne, Australia.

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 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 sets new box office record in Ft. Myers

JERSEY BOYS SETS NEW
BOX OFFICE RECORD IN  
FORT MYERS, FL
WEEK ENDING 2/28/10:
$1,304,292

The Fort Myers, FL engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS broke the box office record for the week ending February 28 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall with a gross of $1,304,292, breaking the previous record of $1,194,476.80 set by Wicked.  JERSEY BOYS opened to rave reviews in Ft. Myers on February 19 (performances began February 17) where it will play through March 7.  From there, JERSEY BOYS will play West Palm Beach’s Kravis Center March 10 through March 28.
 
The cast of JERSEY BOYS is lead by Matt Bailey (Tommy DeVito), Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli), original Broadway cast member Steve Gouveia (Nick Massi), Ryan Jesse (Bob Gaudio), with Jonathan Hadley and Joseph Siravo.

The ensemble of JERSEY BOYS includes Michelle Aravena, Candi Boyd, Sarah Darling, Christopher DeAngelis, John Edwards, Graham Fenton, John Gardiner, Buck Hujabre, Leo Huppert, Denise Payne, Nathan Scherich, Brian Silverman, Courter Simmons, Ryan Strand, Kara Tremel and Kevin Worley.

JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
 
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, played a record-breaking run in Los Angeles and is still breaking house records in cities across North America.  There are six current productions of JERSEY BOYS:  New York, London, Las Vegas, Toronto, a US National tour, and Melbourne, Australia.
 
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 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.

http://www.JerseyBoysInfo.com

JERSEY BOYS IS MARVELOUS IN MEMPHIS

JERSEY BOYS IS

MARVELOUS IN

MEMPHIS

The Memphis engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning musical JERSEY BOYS received rave reviews at the Orpheum Theatre where it will began performances January 27 and will play through February 2.  From there, JERSEY BOYS will play Fort Myers, FL’s Barbara B. Mann PA Hall February 17 through March 7.

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Christopher Blank of The Commercial Appeal raves “If JERSEY BOYS can’t get the job done here in the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, then Broadway may as well stop making musicals out of pop songs. It’s not just that the show, which tells the detailed and often tumultuous story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, is a knock-yer-socks-off hit production.  No, the real genius of  JERSEY BOYS becomes apparent at the end, when you’re invariably participating in the standing ovation. And you ask yourself, ‘Why does this show make me so happy?’ The set is a skeleton of chain link fences and Jailhouse Rock stairs and platforms; most of the characters are felonious, foul-mouthed and flawed; and the story is as much tragedy as triumph.  How can all this possibly add up to a feel-good evening at the Orpheum theater?  Maybe those Tony Award voters who deemed JERSEY BOYS the best musical of 2005 were being generous to their neighbors across the river. Or maybe they were amazed that a musical can — ahem — walk like a man.  In an age when many throwaway pop singers prop up their music with spectacle or scandal, JERSEY BOYS reminds us why certain songs will still be bringing us joy for years to come.”

Click here to read the entire review: http://www.gomemphis.com/news/2010/jan/28/stage-review-jersey-boys-gets-standing-ovation-fee/?partner=RSS

I LOVE MEMPHIS

I Love Memphis raves “The show is more like a rollicking concert than a Broadway musical. The super-energetic and fast paced show was almost solid music for the first ten minutes. Between (and sometimes during the songs), the four members of the band take turns as narrator. And becauseJERSEY BOYS is the story of a band, all of the songs fit naturally into the show and there’s no random bursting into song.  I was totally enamored with the cast, too. The actors (especially the ones who play the band) are wonderfully cast – fast-talking con man Tommy, angel-with-a-broken-halo Frankie, tightly wound Nick and lovably serious Bob (who looks like Mr. Schuster from Glee!) are all great fun to watch.  JERSEY BOYS will be at the Orpheum for three weeks (closing night is on Valentine’s Day). I highly recommend going to see it if you get the chance. It’s a fantastic, exuberant performance that’s a little irreverent, untraditional and completely fun.”  Click here to read the entire review:  http://ilovememphisblog.com/2010/01/28/its-a-sign-tommy-jersey-boys-at-the-orpheum/

KIM RADIO 98.9FM

Tom Prestigiacomo raves “You have a show that was made for everyone who sang along with their transistor radio.  JERSEY BOYS will put a lump in your throat and more than one song in your heart!”

FOX 13 TV “GOOD MORNING MEMPHIS”

Valerie Calhoun raves “I was blown away by JERSEY BOYS at the Orpheum!!! The best show I have seen there!! Wow!”

The cast of JERSEY BOYS is lead by Matt Bailey (Tommy DeVito), Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli), original Broadway cast member Steve Gouveia (Nick Massi), Ryan Jesse (Bob Gaudio), with Jonathan Hadley and Joseph Siravo.

The ensemble of JERSEY BOYS includes Michelle Aravena, Candi Boyd, Sarah Darling, Christopher DeAngelis, John Edwards, Graham Fenton, John Gardiner, Buck Hujabre, Leo Huppert, Denise Payne, Nathan Scherich, Brian Silverman, Courter Simmons, Ryan Strand, Kara Tremel and Kevin Worley.

JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Des McAnuffJERSEY 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, played a record-breaking run in Los Angeles and is still breaking house records in cities across North America.  There are six current productions of JERSEY BOYS:  New York, London, Las Vegas, Toronto, a US National tour, and Melbourne, Australia.

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 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.

www.JerseyBoysInfo.com

Jersey Boys receives Helen Hayes Award Nomination

JERSEY BOYS
RECEIVES
 HELEN HAYES AWARD NOMINATION
FOR OUTSTANDING NON-RESIDENT PRODUCTION

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning hit musical, JERSEY BOYS just received a 2010 Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Non-Resident Production.  The Helen Hayes Awards are Washington DC’s most prestigious theatre awards and a vibrant living legacy to The First Lady of the American Theatre. The Awards ceremony will take place April 5.
 
The National tour of JERSEY BOYS played a successful run at the National Theatre in Washington, DC from October 2, 2009 through December 12, 2009.  JERSEY BOYS will next play Memphis at the Orpheum Theatre from January 27 through February 14, 2010.
 
JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
 
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, played a record-breaking run in Los Angeles and is still breaking house records in cities across North America.  There are six current productions of JERSEY BOYS:  New York, London, Las Vegas, Toronto, a US National tour, and Melbourne, Australia.
 
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 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.

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Jersey Boys featured in Memphis Commercial Appeal

JERSEY BOYS

FEATURED IN
THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL
PERFORMANCES BEGIN IN MEMPHIS
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27

http://www.gomemphis.com/news/2010/jan/22/boys-dont-hide-warts-of-youth/

JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning hit musical, will begin performances in Memphis tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27.  In advance of the engagement, the Commercial Appeal’s Christopher Blank sat down with original Four Season member Bob Gaudio who revealed some stories behind some of their most famous songs.  Click here to read the entire story:

http://www.gomemphis.com/news/2010/jan/22/boys-dont-hide-warts-of-youth/
Songwriter Bob Gaudio provides some background into three of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons’ best known songs:

“December, 1963 (Oh, what a night!)” (Released December 1975)
It was a song that almost didn’t make the album. It was always called “Oh, What a Night,” but it was originally about the repeal of Prohibition, which was 1933. I wrote some dastardly lyrics about “flappers flippin’ on the floor,” all kinds of stupid stuff. I brought it into the session and Frankie just kind of looked away at the other guys. And there was like a silence heard all over the world.

The consensus was that it was a pretty crappy lyric, and I got a little indignant and said, “OK, we’ll dump it. We have other tracks.” And everybody just kind of mutinied and said “No, no, this is one of the best tracks we have, the feel is great!” I had to relent because even though it wasn’t a dance record, it made you just want to get up and move once you heard the piano lick. It was a sin to waste it.
Judy Parker, my lady at the time (now wife), stayed up most of the night and came up with this other lyric about (having sex for) the first time, and she changed the year to 1963. I wrote the bridge, a typical male lyric: “I felt the rush, like a rolling ball of thunder, spinning my head around and taking my body under.” That was my contribution.

“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” (Released May 1967)
“Can’t Take My Eyes off You” was (Hall of Fame songwriter) Bob Crewe’s title, and it started the ball rolling. There are three separate melodies. The verse was a melody that I had floating around in my head that I’d never locked down. The chorus came at the moment, but I couldn’t figure out how to get from the soft verse to the strong pumping “I love you baby!” and have that make any sense.
The bridge, the horn section, was a children’s nursery rhyme that I was writing for a children’s show that never got launched. I just remembered that little melody. I wanted to turn it into a horn lick.

I’ll tell you a little secret: You listen to Stan Kenton’s Artistry in Rhythm album, you’ll hear the inspiration for the horn licks on “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Listen to the trombone line. He was by far my all-time favorite orchestra leader. I love that band.

“Walk Like A Man” (Released January 1963)
“Walk Like a Man” was our attempt at getting stronger and edgier. We had “Sherry” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “Walk Like a Man” came and Frankie got a little grittier. It was just a hook that wouldn’t quit.

JERSEY BOYS
will play Memphis at the Orpheum Theatre from January 27 through February 14, 2010.
 
The cast of JERSEY BOYS is lead by Matt Bailey (Tommy DeVito), Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli), original Broadway cast member Steve Gouveia (Nick Massi), Ryan Jesse (Bob Gaudio), with Jonathan Hadley and Joseph Siravo.

The ensemble of JERSEY BOYS includes Michelle Aravena, Candi Boyd, Sarah Darling, Christopher DeAngelis, John Edwards, Graham Fenton, John Gardiner, Buck Hujabre, Leo Huppert, Denise Payne, Nathan Scherich, Brian Silverman, Courter Simmons, Ryan Strand, Kara Tremel and Kevin Worley.

JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
 
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, played a record-breaking run in Los Angeles and is still breaking house records in cities across North America.  There are six current productions of JERSEY BOYS:  New York, London, Las Vegas, Toronto, a US National tour, and Melbourne, Australia.
 
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 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.

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JERSEY BOYS Breaks August Wilson Theatre Box Office Record for the 30th Time

JERSEY BOYS

Breaks Box Office Record on Broadway

At the August Wilson Theatre

Week Ending January 3, 2010

$1,440,456

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS set a new house record at the August Wilson Theatre in New York. For the week ending January 3, 2010, the show did $1,440,456, marking the 30th time the show has topped itself since it opened in November, 2005.

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

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.  

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 seven current productions of JERSEY BOYS:  New York, London, Chicago, Las Vegas, Toronto, a US National tour, and Melbourne, Australia. 

The Grammy Award-winning 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.

www.JerseyBoysInfo.com

Jersey Boys breaks box office record in Detroit

JERSEY BOYS

BREAKS BOX OFFICE RECORD

IN DETROIT

FOR WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 27

$1,251,618

The Detroit engagement of JERSEY BOYS set a new box office record at the Fisher Theatre for the week ending Sunday, December 27.  The show grossed $1,251,618.00, breaking the previous record of $1,225,511 held by Spamalot in December 2006.

JERSEY BOYS opened to rave reviews on Saturday, December 19 and will play through Saturday evening, January 23.  The national tour will next play Memphis, TN from January 27 through February 14, 2010.

The cast of JERSEY BOYS is lead by Matt Bailey (Tommy DeVito), Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli), Josh Franklin (Bob Gaudio), original Broadway cast member Steve Gouveia (Nick Massi), with Jonathan Hadley and Joseph Siravo.

The ensemble of JERSEY BOYS includes Candi Boyd, Sarah Darling, Christopher DeAngelis, Graham Fenton, John Gardiner, Buck Hujabre, Leo Huppert, Michelle Knight, Brandon Matthieus, Denise Payne, Nathan Scherich, Brian Silverman, Courter Simmons, Ryan Strand, Kara Tremel and Kevin Worley.

JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

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, played a record-breaking run in Los Angeles and is still breaking house records in cities across North America.  There are seven current productions of JERSEY BOYS:  New York, London, Chicago, Las Vegas, Toronto, a US National tour, and Melbourne, Australia. 

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 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.

www.JerseyBoysInfo.com

Oprah to re-air Jersey Boys performance

“THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW”

TO RE-AIR “JERSEY BOYS” PERFORMANCE

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18

 

Tune-in tomorrow, Friday, December 18 to catch the Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier® Award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”  Oprah re-airs her September 21st episode where she takes a trip back in time to the ’60s!  Featuring a blast-from-the-past ’60s themed set, a studio audience decked out in their best ’60s costumes, and appearances by the stars of AMC’s hit series “Mad Men” and some surprise guests, it’s a retro hour you won’t want to miss.  Plus, Oprah unveils what would have been her “Favorite Things” from the 1960s and JERSEY BOYS perform!  “The Oprah Winfrey Show: Oprah Goes Back in Time – The ’60s” re-airs tomorrow, December 18.  Click here to check local listings.

 

The “Oprah” performance features the stars of the Chicago company of JERSEY BOYS:  Michael Cunio, Michael Ingersoll, Dominic Scaglione, Jr. and Shonn Wiley.

 

JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

 

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 on Broadway on November 6, 2005 to critical acclaim at the August Wilson Theatre where it continues to break box office records three years later.  The JERSEY BOYS National Tour opened to rave reviews in San Francisco on December 1, 2006.  The Chicago production premiered on October 5, 2007, became a resident production there on February 27, 2008 and is currently playing at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W. Monroe St.) through January 10, 2010.  There are seven current productions of JERSEY BOYS:  New York, London, Chicago, Las Vegas, Toronto, a US National tour, and Melbourne, Australia. 

 

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 Gold 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.

 

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