Photo Flash: Jersey Boys SF AIDS Walk
At the San Francisco AIDS Walk on Sunday, July 15th, the San Francisco touring company of Jersey Boys raised $28,686.00!
The musical was represented by a team of 35, including cast, wardrobe supervisor, 3 stage managers, conductor and his children, company manager, loved ones, Jeremy Kushnier's (Tommy DeVito) dog Ruby and fans. Celebrity guests included: Mayor Gavin Newsom, Brent Barrett, Andrea Marcovicci, Jenifer Lewis and Jai Rodriguez.
Jersey Boys plays San Francisco's Curran Theatre (445 Geary Street) through September 30. Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical, Jersey Boys is written by Academy Award winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo.
The second tour cast features Drew Gehling as Bob Gaudio, Steve Gouveia as Nick Massi, Jeremy Kushnier as Tommy DeVito and Jarrod Spector as Frankie Valli. The ensemble comprises Lyndsey Cole, John Michael Coppola, John Michael Dias, Mike Erickson, Steven M. Goldsmith, John Hickman, Lauren Marshall, Wade McCollum, Rashad Naylor, Jenny Lee Ramos, Jake Speck, Kara Tremel, Ryan Quinn West with Eddie Driscoll and Craig Laurie.
The musical, according to production notes, "is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons - Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi, and how this 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 sound and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty." Jersey Boys features such Four Seasons hits as "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Sherry," "Walk Like a Man," "Oh, What a Night" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You." For tickets to Jersey Boys in San Francisco, visit www.shnsf.com.
Visit www.aidswalk.net/sanfran for more information on AIDS Walk San Francisco.
Photos by Larry Baker
The company with the AIDS Quilt