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Jersey Boys extends booking period to 04 Jan 2015
The Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, Jersey Boys, currently playing at the August Wilson Theatre, has extended its booking period to 04 Jan 2015. It was originally booking through to 28 Sep 2014.
The current Broadway cast of Jersey Boys is led by Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Drew Gehling (Bob Gaudio), Peter Gregus (Bob Crewe), Richard H. Blake (Tommy DeVito), Mark Lotito (Gyp DeCarlo) and Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli).
(Nick Cosgrove plays 'Frankie Valli' at Wed and Sat matinees.)
Synopsis: '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.'
The musical opened on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre on the 06 Nov 2005, following previews from the 04 Oct 2005.
The musical opened to excellent reviews: "Still dynamically alive in music while, as a drama, it catches the very texture, almost the actual smell, of its time." (New York Post); There's no point in beating around the bush — I had a great time." (New York Daily News); "A hot new Broadway show." (Star-Ledger); "It’s basically a nostalgic evening—but a thoroughly enjoyable one." (newyorktheatreguide.com)
Winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, 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, choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, with Orchestrations by Steve Orich and Music Direction, Vocal Arrangements and Incidental Music by Ron Melrose.
Jersey Boys is produced on Broadway by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, in association with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner/Oshen/Staton/Bell/Mayerson Group.
Joseph Leo Bwarie as Frankie Valli