JERSEY BOYS Takes Final Bow at D.C.'s National Theatre Tonight, 12/12
Dates have been announced for the Washington, D.C., engagement of Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing The National Theatre. The musical will make its D.C. premiere on October 1, 2009, and play through December 12.
Tickets for Jersey Boys, starting at $51.50, are on sale now for groups of 20 or more; to order, call (866) 276-2947. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at a date to be announced later. For more information, please call (202) 628-6161 or visit www.NationalTheatre.org.
Jersey Boys is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album, and most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
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 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 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: New York, London, Chicago, Las Vegas, Toronto, a U.S. National tour, and a seventh production will open in Melbourne, Australia in July 2009.
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).
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Jersey Boys, produced by Bob Gaudio, was recently certified Gold 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.