ROCK OF AGES, JERSEY BOYS to Perform at NFL Tailgate Party, 2/2

ROCK OF AGES, JERSEY BOYS to Perform at NFL Tailgate Party, 2/2Broadway will travel to New Jersey when the cast of the Tony and Grammy Award winning musical JERSEY BOYS and the cast of the electrifying musical ROCK OF AGES perform at the NFL Tailgate Party on Sunday February 2, the NFL and FOX announced today.

In addition, Phillip Phillips and THE BAND PERRY will perform as part of the Super Bowl XLVIII pregame show and at the NFL Tailgate Party in East Rutherford, NJ. Portions of the NFL Tailgate Party and part of each performance will be televised live on FOX SUPER BOWL SUNDAY.

The NFL previously announced that RENÉE FLEMING will perform the National Anthem and Bruno Mars will perform in the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show. The pregame and halftime shows are an NFL NETWORK PRODUCTION and will be executive produced by RICKY KIRSHNER.

JERSEY BOYS opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005 at the August Wilson Theatre. The show has been seen by over 19 million people worldwide (as of January, 2014) and is currently playing in New York; Las Vegas; London;in cities across the U.S. on a National Tour, The Netherlands and Seoul, South Korea.

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 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 Australia¹s Best Musical and seven Victorian Green Room Awards.

ROCK OF AGES is a hilarious, feel-good love story celebrating the great rock songs of the '80s including such sing-out-loud songs as "Here I Go Again," "We Built This City," "Don't Stop Believin'," "Wanted Dead or Alive," "I Wanna Know What Love Is," and many more. Set in L.A.'s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, ROCK OF AGES tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. ROCK OF AGES takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! ROCK OF AGES has been called "Impossible to resist!" by The New York Times and "Insanely funny!" by Time Out New York.

Photo: Joan Marcus

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