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Tickets to Go on Sale for JERSEY BOYS at Providence Performing Arts Center Today; Runs 8/15-9/2

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The Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS will make its much-anticipated return to Providence to play the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 through Sunday, September 2, 2012. Tickets go on sale today, May 6 at 8am.

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). The premiere engagement of JERSEY BOYS in Providence was an overwhelming success, seen by over 80,000 theatregoers. 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 2012/2013 Contemporary Classics Series presented in Providence by PPAC.

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 sound 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.

JERSEY BOYS will play in Providence at PPAC August 15 – September 2, 2012. JERSEY BOYS is a three-week engagement, with 24 performances scheduled:

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 & 6:30P

Tickets for JERSEY BOYS begin at $28 and are available at the PPAC Box Office, online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). VIP packages are available for all performances; please contact the Box Office for more information and to order. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to chance without notice. For more information, please visit www.JerseyBoysTour.com or www.ppacri.org.

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

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