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JERSEY BOYS WILL STAY IN TORONTO

JERSEY BOYS will stay in Toronto
with an all-Canadian Cast 

Toronto (October 20, 2008) – This summer Broadway’s hottest musical made its Canadian premiere electrifying audiences at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, extending twice and garnering extraordinary critical acclaim.  Today, Dancap Productions Inc. and JERSEY BOYS are pleased to announce that the show will remain in Toronto!  The show will extend through February 1, 2009 with a new Canadian cast, just in time for the holidays.  The Canadian cast is still to be confirmed.

“After our first eight weeks of performances, it has become ever so clear that JERSEY BOYS and the great city of Toronto seem meant for each other,” says Michael David, Producer of JERSEY BOYS. “We are most excited to join with Aubrey Dan and Dancap to perpetuate that relationship – hopefully for a very long time to come.”

“I’m thrilled to see that JERSEY BOYS is a big hit in Toronto,” says Director Des McAnuff, “I’m proud of the entire company and pleased for Aubrey Dan and everyone at Dancap.  As the new Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival, I’ve truly been enjoying getting reacquainted with Canadian theatre artists and meeting new ones. We will populate JERSEY BOYS with great Canadian talent on stage and off.  This makes six productions of JERSEY BOYS currently running; I look forward to the Toronto production being the strongest of them all.”

In 2006, JERSEY BOYS won four Tony Awards® including Best Musical and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.  In addition to Broadway, the show has been heralded by critics and embraced by nearly sold out audiences during extended runs in Chicago, Las Vegas, London and Toronto.

Since its inception in 2007, Dancap Productions’ mandate has included presenting and producing the best of Broadway-style theatre. The company is now making its producing mandate a reality.  “Toronto audiences are in love with the music and the real-life story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons,” says Aubrey Dan, President of Dancap Productions.  “We’re seeing enthusiastic audiences and standing ovations at every performance; in fact some customers have seen the show numerous times, coming back with their friends and family.  Toronto is eager for more JERSEY BOYS! Creating this Canadian company now is the right decision both culturally and economically for Dancap and for the city of Toronto.”

Tickets are on sale now starting from $55, available at Ticketmaster by calling 416-872-1111 or online at JerseyBoysToronto.com.  Dancap members may contact the CAP Centre for tickets at 416-644-3665, and for groups of 20 or more, call 416-644-3666, during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET) or visit dancaptickets.com anytime for details.  If you’re not a Dancap Member, you can register for FREE.

JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. It tells the tale 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.

Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Toronto native 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, another Toronto native.

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 Canadian production of JERSEY BOYS is produced by Dancap Productions Inc. and Dodger Theatricals.

Toronto audiences may also enjoy dining and Broadway theatre all under one roof. Dancap offers theatregoers the experience of Prix Fixe fine dining with the convenience of being on-site at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, starting from $39.50 per person. For details, visit dancapcatering.com or call 416-644-3665.

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JERSEY BOYS IN TORONTO EXTENDS TO DECEMBER 6

TORONTO ENGAGEMENT OF

JERSEY BOYS

EXTENDS TO DECEMBER 6

 

The Toronto engagement of JERSEY BOYS, which opened to rave reviews on August 24, has been extended a second time, to Saturday, December 6.  The Tony® and Grammy® award-winning musical is now playing at the Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge Street north of Sheppard Avenue).

 

The cast of JERSEY BOYS is lead by Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli), original Broadway cast member Steve Gouveia (Nick Massi), Canadian native Jeremy Kushnier (Tommy DeVito) and Andrew Rannells (Bob Gaudio) with Jonathan Hadley and Joseph Siravo.

 

The ensemble of JERSEY BOYS includes Matt Bailey, Sarah Darling, Christopher DeAngelis, John Gardiner, Buck Hujabre, Leo Huppert, Jamie Karen, Renée Marino, Brandon Matthieus, Denise Payne, Zachary Prince, Nathan Scherich, Brian Silverman, Courter Simmons, Taylor Sternberg and Kara Tremel.

 

Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Toronto native 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 another native Torontonian.

 

JERSEY BOYS opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005 and remains among the top five grossing shows in New York. 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 five current productions of JERSEY BOYS:  New York, London, Chicago, Las Vegas, a North American tour, and a sixth production will open in Melbourne, Australia in March, 2009.

 

JERSEY BOYS is presented in Toronto as part of Dancap Productions Inc.’s inaugural launch.  Tickets start at $55.00, with select premium seating available. To purchase and/or to find out more, call Ticketmaster at 416-872-1111 or visit JerseyBoysToronto.com. For Dancap Members and/or groups of 20 or more, contact the CAP Centre at 416-644-3665 or 1-866-950-7469 during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST) or visit dancaptickets.com anytime for details.  Tickets for performances November 11 – December 6 will go on sale September 20, 2008.

 

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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JERSEY BOYS OPENS IN TORONTO

 

TORONTO ENGAGEMENT OF

JERSEY BOYS

DIRECTED BY DES McANUFF

BEGINS TONIGHT

AT THE TORONTO CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

August 21 – October 5, 2008

 

Toronto (August 21, 2008) – Performances of the Toronto engagement of JERSEY BOYS begin tonight, Thursday, August 21 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge Street north of Sheppard Avenue).   The production officially opens Sunday, August 24 and will run through October 5, 2008.

 

The cast of JERSEY BOYS is lead by Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli), original Broadway cast member Steve Gouveia (Nick Massi), Canadian native Jeremy Kushnier (Tommy DeVito) and Andrew Rannells (Bob Gaudio) with Jonathan Hadley and Joseph Siravo.

 

The ensemble of JERSEY BOYS includes Matt Bailey, Sarah Darling, Christopher DeAngelis, John Gardiner, Buck Hujabre, Leo Huppert, Jamie Karen, Renée Marino, Brandon Matthieus, Denise Payne, Zachary Prince, Nathan Scherich, Brian Silverman, Courter Simmons, Taylor Sternberg and Kara Tremel.

 

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

 

Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Toronto native 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 another native Torontonian.

 

JERSEY BOYS opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005 and remains among the top five grossing shows in New York. 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 five current productions of JERSEY BOYS:  New York, London, Chicago, Las Vegas, a North American tour, and a sixth production will open in Melbourne, Australia in March, 2009.

 

JERSEY BOYS is presented in Toronto as part of Dancap Productions Inc.’s inaugural launch. “This is a hot ticket in Toronto and we are thrilled to announce this superb cast,” says Aubrey Dan, President Dancap Productions Inc., “audiences will love JERSEY BOYS.” Tickets start at $55.00, with select premium seating available. To purchase and/or to find out more, call Ticketmaster at 416-872-1111 or visit JerseyBoysToronto.com. For Dancap Members and/or groups of 20 or more, contact the CAP Centre at 416-644-3665 or 1-866-950-7469 during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST) or visit dancaptickets.com anytime for details.

 

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).

 

JERSEY BOYS is produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner.

 

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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JERSEY BOYS ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR TORONTO ENGAGEMENT

CASTING ANNOUNCED

FOR TORONTO ENGAGEMENT OF

JERSEY BOYS

DIRECTED BY DES McANUFF

PLAYING AT THE TORONTO CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

August 21 – October 5, 2008

 

Toronto (August 5, 2008) – Casting has been announced for the Toronto engagement of JERSEY BOYS, playing the Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge Street north of Sheppard Avenue) beginning August 21, 2008. The cast of JERSEY BOYS will be lead by Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli), original Broadway cast member Steve Gouveia (Nick Massi), Canadian native Jeremy Kushnier (Tommy DeVito) and Andrew Rannells (Bob Gaudio) with Jonathan Hadley and Joseph Siravo.

 

The ensemble of JERSEY BOYS includes Matt Bailey, Sarah Darling, Christopher DeAngelis, John Gardiner, Buck Hujabre, Leo Huppert, Jamie Karen, Renée Marino, Brandon Matthieus, Denise Payne, Zachary Prince, Nathan Scherich, Brian Silverman, Courter Simmons, Taylor Sternberg and Kara Tremel.

 

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

 

Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Toronto native 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 another native Torontonian.

 

JERSEY BOYS opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005 and remains among the top five grossing shows in New York. 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 five current productions of JERSEY BOYS:  New York, London, Chicago, Las Vegas, a North American tour, and a sixth production will open in Melbourne, Australia in March, 2009.

 

JERSEY BOYS is presented in Toronto as part of Dancap Productions Inc.’s inaugural launch. “This is a hot ticket in Toronto and we are thrilled to announce this superb cast,” says Aubrey Dan, President Dancap Productions Inc., “audiences will love JERSEY BOYS.” Tickets start at $55.00, with select premium seating available. To purchase and/or to find out more, call Ticketmaster at 416-872-1111 or visit JerseyBoysToronto.com. For Dancap Members and/or groups of 20 or more, contact the CAP Centre at 416-644-3665 or 1-866-950-7469 during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST) or visit dancaptickets.com anytime for details.

 

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).

 

JERSEY BOYS is produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner.

 

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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