Photo Flash: JERSEY BOYS National Tour

By: Apr. 14, 2009
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Photo Flash: JERSEY BOYS National Tour

Directed by two time Tony® Award winner Des McAnuff, Jersey Boys won both the 2006 Tony® Award for Best Musical and the 2006 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Recording, and continues to break box office records on Broadway and across North America. 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 sound and sold 175 million records worldwide all before they were thirty.

The cast of the Jersey Boys national tour is lead by Matt Bailey (Tommy DeVito), Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli), Josh Franklin (Bob Gaudio), original Broadway cast member Steve Gouveia (Nick Massi), with Jonathan Hadley and Joseph Siravo.

The ensemble of Jersey Boys includes Christopher Deangelis, Graham Fenton, John Gardiner, Buck Hujabre, Leo Huppert, Michelle Knight, Renée Marino, Brandon Matthieus, Denise Payne, Nathan Scherich, Brian Silverman, Courter Simmons, Ryan Strand, Kara Tremel, Katie Tomlinson and Kevin Worley.

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 US 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.)Jersey Boys is produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner.

Photos by Joan Marcus

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