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JERSEY BOYS Actor Hujabre Injured in Philadelphia Run; Set to Return 12/7

It certainly has been a big week for the Philadelphia engagement of JERSEY BOYS. First, the production announced that the production broke the box office record at the Forrest Theatre for the sixth time, grossing $1,451,273 for the week ending November 28. This tops the previous record of $1,401,420, which they set the week ending November 21.

Also this week, company member Buck Hujabre suffered an injury during the middle of the December 4th performance, causing the show to come to a halt.  He was replaced for the remainder of the performance and rushed to the hospital.  BroadwayWorld received the following official statement on the incident:

"In Philadelphia on Saturday, Dec 4, there was a brief show stoppage when a cast member (Buck Hujabre) suffered a minor injury during a scene change. He was quickly replaced so that he could be rushed to the hospital as a precaution. He checked out fine and was released to return home. He will return to the show at the Forrest Theater tomorrow night, Tuesday, Dec 7, for the 7:30pm show."

JERSEY BOYS began performances in Philadelphia on Thursday, September 30 and will play through Sunday, December 12. JERSEY BOYS will next play Boston's Colonial Theatre from December 16 through January 30.

The cast of JERSEY BOYS is lead by Matt Bailey (Tommy DeVito), Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli), original Broadway cast member Steve Gouveia (Nick Massi), Quinn VanAntwerp (Bob Gaudio), with Jonathan Hadley and Joseph Siravo.

The ensemble of JERSEY BOYS includes Candi Boyd, Jared Bradshaw, Christopher Deangelis, John Michael Dias, John Edwards, Alayna Gallo, John Gardiner, Buck Hujabre, Denise Payne, Brian Silverman, Courter Simmons, Ryan Strand, Kara Tremel, Mark Verdino and Kevin Worley.

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).

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 opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005 and is currently celebrating 5 glorious years on Broadway and is the longest running show in the history of the August Wilson Theatre. 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. JERSEY BOYS is currently playing in New York, London, Las Vegas, in cities across the country in a US National tour, and in Sydney, Australia.

JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. It's a journey 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.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of JERSEY BOYS was produced by Bob Gaudio, and 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.

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