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Encyclopedia > Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys
The August Wilson Theatre showing Jersey Boys
Music Bob Gaudio
Lyrics Bob Crewe
Book Marshall Brickman
Rick Elise
Productions 2005 Broadway
2006 U.S. Tour
2007 Las Vegas
2008 West End
Awards Tony Award for Best Musical

Jersey Boys is a documentary-style musical based on the lives of one of the most successful '60s rock 'n roll groups, the Four Seasons. Jersey Boys won four 2006 Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 2. ... The August Wilson Theatre at 245 W. 52nd Street in New York City was designed by architects C. Howard Crane and Kenneth Franzheim and opened in 1925 as the Guild Theatre. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bob Crewe (born November 12, 1931 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American songwriter and music producer, probably best known for co-writing a number of Top 10 singles for The Four Seasons. ... Marshall Brickman (born August 25, 1941 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is an Academy Award winning screenwriter, best known for his collaborations with Woody Allen. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Vegas redirects here. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... // 1940s 1949 Kiss Me, Kate - Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Bella and Samuel Spewack. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... The Black Crook (1866) is considered the first musical comedy Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ... Rock and roll (also spelled rock n roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ...

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Productions

The musical opened on Broadway on November 6, 2005 at the August Wilson Theatre. Directed by Des McAnuff, artistic director at La Jolla Playhouse, the musical uses many of the group's hit songs to tell the turbulent story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' rise to fame. Part concert, part Jukebox musical, Jersey Boys took in over $400,000 at the box office the day after it opened. Jersey Boys premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse on October 5, 2004 and ran through Jan. 16, 2005 [1] For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The August Wilson Theatre at 245 W. 52nd Street in New York City was designed by architects C. Howard Crane and Kenneth Franzheim and opened in 1925 as the Guild Theatre. ... Des McAnuff is the highly celebrated, Tony award-winning director of such hit Broadway musicals as Big River, The Whos Tommy, Titanic, and most recently, Urinetown. ... La Jolla Playhouse is a not-for-profit, professional theatre-in-residence on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. ... Frankie Valli (born May 3, 1934[1] in the First Ward of Newark, New Jersey as Francis Stephen Castelluccio) is best known as the lead singer of The Four Seasons, a music act of the 1960s, which continued from then to the 1970s disco scene to the present day. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A jukebox musical is a musical that features a set of pre-existing hit songs of a mainstream artist as its musical score, and contextualizes the songs in a dramatic plot. ...


The first national Jersey Boys tour began on December 10, 2006 at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco. On May 3, 2007, that tour's run ended in San Francisco to prepare for its Los Angeles premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre. The next day, the second national tour debuted at the Curran and is expected to end its run on Sept. 30, 2007, before transferring for a long run at Chicago's LaSalle Bank Theatre through 2008. Meanwhile the original US Tour continues to make its way across the country. is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Curran Theatre is located in San Francisco. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Ahmanson Theatre The Ahmanson Theatre is one of the four main venues that comprise the Los Angeles Music Center. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... The LaSalle Bank Theatre (formerly the Sam Shubert Theatre) is a Chicago theatre now owned by the Nederlander Organization. ...


The musical will make its West End debut at London's Prince Edward Theatre in 2008. Following previews from 28 February, the show will open to the press on 18 March 2008. The creative team will be the same that brought the production to Broadway. Principal cast will be Ryan Molloy as Frankie Valli, Stephen Ashfield as Bob Gaudio, Glenn Carter as Tommy DeVito and Philip Bulcock as Nick Massi.[2] West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... The Prince Edward Theatre is a theatre situated on Old Compton Street, just north of Leicester Square in the West End of London. ... Ryan Molloy is new lead volcalist for the reformed Frankie goes To Hollywood, and has toured with the group during 2004. ... Stephen Ashfield (born 7 December 1979) is a British actor. ... Glenn Carter was born on 27th March 1964,in Staffordshire, England and grew up in Liverpool. ...


An original cast recording was made by Rhino Entertainment Jersey Boys: Original Broadway Cast Recording.


Cast

Broadway
First National Tour Cast
  • Frankie Valli -- Christopher Kale Jones
  • Frankie Valli alternate -- Rick Faugno (Zachary Prince beginning October 28, 2007)
  • Bob Gaudio -- Erich Bergen
  • Tommy DeVito -- Deven May
  • Nick Massi -- Steve Gouveia
Second National Tour Cast
  • Frankie Valli -- Jarrod Spector
  • Frankie Valli alternate -- John Michael Dias
  • Bob Gaudio -- Drew Gehling
  • Tommy DeVito -- Jeremy Kushnier
  • Nick Massi -- Michael Ingersoll

Tommy DeVito (born June 19, 1928) is an American musician and singer, best-known as a member and the lead guitarist of the pop group The Four Seasons. ... Christian Hoff - (born April 21, 1968 in San Francisco, California, USA) is an American actor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nick Massi (born Nicholas Macioci) (September 19, 1935 - December 24, 2000) was the bass singer for the Four Seasons, born in Newark, New Jersey. ... Frankie Valli (born May 3, 1934[1] in the First Ward of Newark, New Jersey as Francis Stephen Castelluccio) is best known as the lead singer of The Four Seasons, a music act of the 1960s, which continued from then to the 1970s disco scene to the present day. ... John Lloyd Young won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in 2006 for his role as Frankie Valli in the musical Jersey Boys. ... Deven May (born April 3, 1971 in San Diego, California) is a 5 8 Broadway performer, actor and photographer. ...

Musical numbers

Act I
Act II

Silhouettes was a song made famous by The Diamonds in 1957. ... Youre the Apple of My Eye is a song written by Otis Blackwell and initially recorded and released as a single in 1956 by The Four Lovers, the precursor to The Four Seasons. ... ... Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) is an American pop song, originally released by The Penguins in 1954 on the Dootone label (Dootone 348), as the B-side to Hey Señorita. Both songs were originally recorded, as demo recordings, at Ted Brinsons garage studio in South Los Angeles... A Sunday Kind of Love is a popular song by Barbara Belle, Anita Leonard, Stan Rhodes, and Louis Prima, published in 1946. ... Im in the Mood for Love is a popular song. ... Moodys Mood for Love is jazz saxophonist James Moodys instrumental solo on the song Im in the Mood for Love. ... Sherry is a song written by Bob Gaudio and originally recorded by The Four Seasons. ... Big Girls Dont Cry is a song recorded by The Four Seasons. ... For other uses of Walk Like a Man, see Walk Like a Man. ... December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) is a 1976 hit song by The Four Seasons about a young man losing his virginity to an anonymous stranger. ... My Boyfriends Back was a hit song in 1963 for The Angels, an American girl group. ... My Eyes Adored You is a popular song written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan. ... Dawn (Go Away) is a classic pop song written by Bob Gaudio and Sandy Linzer and recorded by The Four Seasons in late 1963 as the Four Seasons Partnership (Gaudio and lead vocalist Frankie Valli) were involved in a royalty dispute with Vee-Jay Records. ... Big Man in Town is a song popularized by The Four Seasons and written by Four Seasons member Bob Crewe. ... Beggin is the title of a song composed by Bob Gaudio and Peggy Farina and popularized by The Four Seasons in 1967. ... Stay was a doo-wop song recorded by Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs. ... Lets Hang On! is a song composed by Bob Crewe, Sandy Linzer, and Denny Randell that was popularized by The Four Seasons in 1965. ... Opus 17 (Dont You Worry Bout Me) is a song composed by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell and recorded by The Four Seasons in 1966 for their album Working My Way Back to You. ... Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby, Goodbye) is a popular song written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio, a member of the The Four Seasons whose version of the song made it to #12 the U.S. singles charts in 1965. ... Cmon Marianne is the name of a song composed by L. Russell Brown and Raymond Bloodworth and popularized by The Four Seasons in 1967. ... Cant Take My Eyes Off You, written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio, was a 1967 single by Frankie Valli. ... Working My Way Back To You is a song made popular by The Four Seasons and The Detroit Spinners. ... It has been suggested that Evil Angels be merged into this article or section. ... Rag Doll is a popular song written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio. ... Who Loves You is the title song of a 1975 album by The Four Seasons. ...

Awards and nominations

Tony Award
  • Best Musical (WINNER)
  • Best Book of a Musical (nominee)
  • Best Actor in a Musical --John Lloyd Young (WINNER)
  • Best Featured Actor in a Musical-- Christian Hoff (WINNER)
  • Best Direction of a Musical (nominee)
  • Best Orchestrations (nominee)
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical (nominee)
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical (WINNER)
Theatre World Award
Drama Desk Award
  • Outstanding Musical (nominee)
  • Outstanding Book of a Musical (nominee)
  • Outstanding Actor in a Musical--John Lloyd Young (WINNER)
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
    • Christian Hoff (nominee)
    • Daniel Reichard (nominee)
  • Outstanding Choreography (nominee)
  • Outstanding Director of a Musical (nominee)
  • Outstanding Sound Design (WINNER)

What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... The Theatre World Award is an American honor given annually to an actor or an actress in recognition of an outstanding breakout performance in their New York City stage debut. ... Created in 1955, the Drama Desk Award was created to recognize Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows in addition to Broadway shows. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.playbill.com/news/article/96082.html
  2. ^ http://www.playbill.com/news/article/111965.html playbill article, Oct. 17, 2007

External links

Awards
Preceded by
Monty Python's Spamalot
Tony Award for Best Musical
2006
Succeeded by
Spring Awakening

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