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Jersey Boys sets new box office record for 3rd time in Philly

JERSEY BOYS SETS NEW

BOX OFFICE RECORD

IN PHILADELPHIA

FOR THE THIRD TIME

FOR WEEK ENDING 11/07/10:

$1,290,854

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 third time, grossing $1,290,854 for the week ending November 5.  This tops the previous record of $1,262,731, that they set the week ending October 17.

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 Remains #1 on Billboard’s “Top Cast Albums” Chart

TONY, OLIVIER & GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING


#1 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP CAST ALBUMS CHART

#26 ON TOP POP CATALOG ALBUMS CHART

JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, remains #1 on Billboard’s “Top Cast Albums” after 250 weeks on the chart and has moved up to #26 on the chart for “Top Pop Catalog” Albums.

JERSEY BOYS opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005, and celebrates five years on Broadway next week. The show is currently playing in New York; Las Vegas; London; Sydney, Australia; and in cities across the U.S. on a National Tour. JERSEY BOYS is also the longest running Broadway show at the August Wilson Theatre.

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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 Sensational in San Antonio

JERSEY BOYS IS

IN SENSATIONAL

SAN ANTONIO

JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical, received rave reviews in San Antonio at the Majestic Theatre, where it opened Friday, September 10 ( performances began September 8 ) and will play through Sunday, September 26.  From San Antonio, JERSEY BOYS will play Philadelphia’s Forrest Theatre Thursday, September 30 through Sunday, December 12.

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

The San Antonio’s Express-News’ Deborah Martin raves “JERSEY BOYS is irresistible.   All of the actors are solid, but a lot of the show hinges on Joseph Leo Bwarie, and he delivers.  A lot of the audience responded to the show as if it were a straight concert. The standing ovation started before the lights came up for the curtain call, and most of the crowd stuck around all the way to the last note, some of them dancing along, as if they were waiting for an encore.”  To read the entire review, click here:

http://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/jersey_boys_is_irresistible_102692989.html

SAN ANTONIO CURRENT

The San Antonio Current’s Thomas Jenkins writes “JERSEY BOYS is undeniably entertaining — with some dynamite performances — as well as almost eerily cinematic in its fluidity.  As Frankie Valli, Joseph Leo Bwarie indeed sings like an angel; and Matt Bailey, Steve Gouveia, and Quinn VanAntwerp round out the quartet with solid performances.” To read the entire review, click here:  http://sacurrent.com/arts/story.asp?id=71544

BROADAY WORLD.COM

BroadwayWorld.com’s Erin Privratsky writes “Featuring hit classics like “Earth Angel,” “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,) “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night),” and more, JERSEY BOYS – one of the hottest tickets on Broadway – is a gem of a show to grace the Majestic stage and San Antonio is lucky to have received it.  Oh, and feel free to get up and dance and sing along during the encore!”  To read the entire review, click here:

http://sanantonio.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW_Reviews_JERSEY_BOYS_Opens_at_the_Majestic_20100915

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), Quinn VanAntwerp (Bob Gaudio), with Jonathan Hadley and Joseph Siravo.

The ensemble of JERSEY BOYS includes Candi Boyd, Jared Bradshaw, Christopher DeAngelis, John Michael Dias, John Edwards, Alayna Gallo, John Gardiner, Buck Hujabre, Denise Payne, Brian Silverman, Courter Simmons, Ryan Strand, Kara Tremel, Mark Verdino and Kevin Worley.

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 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Musical (Australia).

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.  JERSEY BOYS is currently playing in New York, London, Las Vegas, in cities across the country in a US National tour, and in Sydney, 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.