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Photo Coverage: JERSEY BOYS Celebrates Five Years on Broadway at the Empire Hotel

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 held a series of events around the anniversary weekend of Saturday, November 6 through Monday, November 8. Among the events was a reception at the Empire Hotel. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below.

JERSEY BOYS 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.

The New York production of JERSEY BOYS, which opened to critical acclaim on Sunday, November 6, 2005, remains among Broadway's top selling musicals and is the longest running show in the history of the August Wilson Theatre, where it has played over 2,000 performances. JERSEY BOYS has been seen by over 7.4 million people across the world and has a worldwide gross of over $852 Million (as of June, 2010). The show is currently playing in New York, Las Vegas, London, Sidney and across the U.S. on a national tour.

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 and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo.

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 show features all their hits including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Oh What A Night," "Walk Like A Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and "Working My Way Back To You."

JERSEY BOYS is the recipient of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical. The Original Broadway Cast Recording, produced by Bob Gaudio, received the 2006 Grammy Award(r) for Best Musical Show Album and has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The Broadway production also won the 2006 Outer Critics Circle & Drama League Awards for Best Musical. The London production also won the 2009 UK People's Choice and What's on Stage Awards for Best New Musical. The Toronto production is the winner of three Dora Awards, including the Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Production. The Australian production is 2010 recipient of the Helpmann Award for Australia's Best Musical and seven Victorian Green Room Awards.

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Photo Coverage: JERSEY BOYS Celebrates Five Years on Broadway at the Empire Hotel

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The Hotel Empire

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Views from The Hotel Empire

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Views from The Hotel Empire

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Frankie Valli

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Frankie Valli

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Frankie Valli

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Ryan Jesse, Matt Bogart, Jarros Spector, Dominic Nolfi & Dominic Scaglione Jr.

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Ryan Jesse, Matt Bogart, Jarros Spector, Dominic Nolfi & Dominic Scaglione Jr.

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Des McAnuff

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Des McAnuff

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Kris Coleman & Peter Gregus

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Kris Coleman & Peter Gregus

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Rick Elice & Roger Rees

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Miles Aubrey & Jessica Rush

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Erik Bates & Katie O'Toole

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Dominic Nolfi, Matt Bogart with wife & son

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Russell Fischer

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Kris Coleman & Peter Gregus

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Miles Aubrey & John Hickman

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Miles Aubrey & John Hickman

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Jarrod Spector & Katie O'Toole, Doninic Scaglione Jr., John Hickman

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Mark Lotito with sons, Katie O'Toole & John Hickman during

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Mark Lotito, Katie O'Toole & John Hickman

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Matt Bogart with son, Mark Lotito with sons, Erik Bates with daughter

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Ryan Jesse, Rick Elice & Des McAnuff

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Matt Bogart with wife & son with Rick Elice & Des McAnuff

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Matt Bogart with wife & son with Rick Elice & Des McAnuff

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Matt Bogart with son & Des McAnuff

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Guest, Scott J. Campbell, John Hickman, Katie O'Toole & Guest

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Bridget Berger, Sara Schmidt, Jessica Rush & guest

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Bridget Berger, Sara Schmidt, Jessica Rush & guest

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Ryan Jesse & girlfriend Stefanie O'Connell

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Mark Lotito & Russell Fischer

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Rick Elice & Des McAnuff

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Rick Elice & Des McAnuff

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Ryan Jesse, Rick Elice & Des McAnuff

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Dominic Scaglione Jr. & Dominic Nolfi

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Jessica Rush & Katie O'Toole & Sara Schmidt

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Rick Elice & Roger Rees

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Rick Elice & Roger Rees

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Rick Elice & Roger Rees

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Miles Aubrey & Jessica Rush

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Jessica Rush & Sara Schmidt

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Jessica Rush & Sara Schmidt

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Jessica Rush, Katie O'Toole & Sara Schnidt

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Dominic Scaglione Jr. & Dominic Nolfi

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Dominic Scaglione Jr. & Sara Schmidt

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Dominic Scaglione Jr. & Sara Schmidt

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Dominic Nolfi, Mark Lotito with sons & Jarrod Spector

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Jarrod Spector & Katie O'Toole, John Hickman

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Jarrod Spector & Sara Schmidt

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Jarrod Spector & Sara Schmidt

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Bridget Berger, Kris Coleman & Jarrod Spector

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Jarrod Spector & Roger Rees

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Dominic Scaglione Jr., Frankie Valli & Jarrod Spector

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Dominic Scaglione Jr., Frankie Valli & Jarrod Spector

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Frankie Valli

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Guest, Francesco Valli, Frankie Valli & Girlfriend

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Frankie Valli & Girlfriend

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Francesco Valli, Frankie Valli & Girlfriend

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Frankie Valli & Girlfriend

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Francesco Valli, Frankie Valli & Girlfriend

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Matt Bogart, Dominic Nolfi, Frankie Valli, Jarrod Spector & Ryan Jesse

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.