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Brandon Andrus, Colby Foytik et al. to Star in JERSEY BOYS at Providence Performing Arts Center, 8/15-9/2

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Casting has been announced for the Providence engagement of the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) August 15 – September 2, 2012. The cast of JERSEY BOYS will be led by Brandon Andrus (Nick Massi), Colby Foytik (Tommy DeVito), Jason Kappus (Bob Gaudio), and Brad Weinstock (Frankie Valli) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella.

The ensemble of JERSEY BOYS includes Stephen Cerf, E. Clayton Cornelious, Kaleigh Cronin, Brent DiRoma, Larry Esparza, Natalie Gallo, Devon Goffman, Wes Hart, Dave Hiltebrand, Rachel Schur, Christopher Messina, Hayden Milanes, Michelle Pruiett, Skye Scott, and Carlos Valdes.

PPAC President J.L. "Lynn" Singleton said, "JERSEY BOYS' Providence premiere in 2010 concluded our 33rd Broadway Season on a high note, and we are looking forward to its return this August, when it will launch our 35th Anniversary season."

JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, and the 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Musical (Australia). JERSEY BOYS worldwide has been seen by approximately 14 million people (as of January 2012).

Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff, JERSEY BOYS is written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

JERSEY BOYS is part of the Contemporary Classics Series presented in Providence by the Providence Performing Arts Center.

JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi. This is the story of how a 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 sounds, and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty.

JERSEY BOYS opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005. The JERSEY BOYS First National Tour opened to rave reviews in San Francisco on December 1, 2006, played a record-breaking run in Los Angeles and is still breaking house records in cities across North America. There are six Current Productions of JERSEY BOYS worldwide: New York; London; Las Vegas; Auckland, New Zealand; and two U.S. National tours.

The JERSEY BOYS design and production team comprises Klara Zieglerova (Scenic Design), Jess Goldstein (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (winner of the 2006 Tony Award for his Lighting Design of JERSEY BOYS), Steve Canyon Kennedy (Sound Design), Michael Clark (Projections Design), Charles LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Orich (Orchestrations), and Ron Melrose (Music Direction, Vocal Arrangements, & Incidental Music).

JERSEY BOYS is produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of JERSEY BOYS, produced by Bob Gaudio, was recently certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The cast recording is now available on Rhino Records. JERSEY BOYS: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Broadway Books) is the official handbook to the smash Broadway hit. Seasons Greetings: A JERSEY BOYS Christmas, a new holiday CD featuring international cast members of JERSEY BOYS, produced by Bob Gaudio, is now available on Rhino Records.

JERSEY BOYS will return to Providence at the Providence Performing Arts Center August 15 – September 2, 2012. The performance schedule is:

Week 1

Wednesday, August 15 at 7:30P
Thursday, August 16 at 1P & 7:30P
Friday, August 17 at 7:30P
Saturday, August 18 at 2P & 8P
Sunday, August 19 at 1P & 6:30P

Week 2

Tuesday, August 21 at 7P
Wednesday, August 22 at 7P
Thursday, August 23 at 7:30P
Friday, August 24 at 7:30P
Saturday, August 25 at 2P & 8P
Sunday, August 26 at 1P & 6:30P

Week 3

Tuesday, August 28 at 7P
Wednesday, August 29 at 7P
Thursday, August 30 at 7:30P
Friday, August 31 at 7:30P
Saturday, September 1 at 2P & 8P
Sunday, September 2 at 1P & 6:3oP

Tickets for JERSEY BOYS begin at $28 amd are available at the PPAC Box Office, located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence; online at www.ppacri.org; and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). VIP Ticket Packages are also available for all performances. All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge.

Now through August 12, Box Office Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10A to 3P and through curtain time(s) on performance days. Beginning August 13, Box Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P; and through curtain time(s) on performance days.

Groups of 20 or more may contact Group Sales Representative Paul Hiatt at phiatt@ppacri.org or (401) 574-3162 for more information and to order.

Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Visit www.JerseyBoysTour.com or www.ppacri.org for more information.

 

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