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Cast Of JERSEY BOYS Perform In 'A Capitol Fourth' On PBS-TV 7/4

Cast members from the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS will perform on PBS-TV's "A Capitol Fourth" independence day concert celebration on Saturday, July 4 from 8:00pm to 9:30pm ET (check local listings).

Jimmy Smits will host "A Capitol Fourth," which will feature cast members from companies of JERSEY BOYS from around the US, as well as Barry Manilow, Aretha Franklin, Natasha Bedingfield, Michael Feinstein, Andrew von Oeyen, the Muppets from "Sesame Street" and the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Erich Kunzel. The concert will be broadcast live from the West Lawn of the US Capitol and the celebration concludes with the most spectacular fireworks display anywhere in the nation.

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 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. There are seven current productions of JERSEY BOYS: New York, London, Chicago, Las Vegas, Toronto, a US National tour, and Melbourne, Australia (opening July, 2009).

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 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 was produced by Bob Gaudio, and 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.


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