Jersey Boys plays 2,000th Broadway performance


Jersey Boys plays 2,000th Broadway performance
The Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, Jersey Boys, will play its 2,000th Broadway performance on 11 Sep 2010 at the August Wilson Theatre. The musical is the 29th longest running musical in Broadway history, and is set to become the 28th in the next few weeks, overtaking 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' - which played a total of 2036 performances. The musical, now in its 4th year, opened on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre on the 6 Nov 2005, following previews from the 4 Oct. 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 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. The cast of Jersey Boys is led by Sebastian Arcelus (Bob Gaudio), Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Dominic Nolfi (Tommy DeVito) and Jarrod Spector (Frankie Valli) as The Four Seasons; with Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito. The cast also includes Miles Aubrey, Erik Bates, Bridget Berger, Scott J. Campbell, Kris Coleman, Ken Dow, Russell Fischer, Cory Grant, John Hickman, Katie O'Toole, Joe Payne, Jessica Rush, Sara Schmidt and Taylor Sternberg. 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. Jersey Boys debuted at the La Jolla Playhouse, running from 5 Oct 2004 through to 16 Jan 2005, with an opening night on 17 Oct 2004. It became the most successful production in the history of the playhouse, extending three times.