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2nd National Tour of JERSEY BOYS to Launch Dec 2011

SECOND NATIONAL TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR

TONY, GRAMMY and OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL

JERSEY BOYS

DIRECTED BY DES McANUFF

NEW PRODUCTION LAUNCHES IN DECEMBER 2011

Due to overwhelming demand across North America, the producers have announced a second touring production of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYSthe story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, launching in Philadelphia, PA at the Forrest Theater on December 6, 2011 for a six week engagement. Press opening night is scheduled for December 9, 2011. Additional tour dates for both National Touring Companies are listed below.                                                        

Producer Michael David: “We are thrilled that the public’s interest in JERSEY BOYS has generated the demand for a second North American touring production. We continue to be amazed and humbled at how universally this story and its music seems to touch people; from San Francisco to Schenectady, and around the world – Toronto, Australia, London, and hopefully beyond.”

Mark Schweppe, Senior Director of Theatre Operations for The Shubert Organization: “JERSEY BOYS had a phenomenal premiere engagement at the Forrest Theater in Fall 2010, having electrified over 140,000 theatergoers.JERSEY BOYS holds the top 9 box office grosses at the Forrest, and we look forward to having the show back in town with the launch of the new company.”

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 McAnuffJERSEY BOYS is written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography bySergio Trujillo.

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. When the Second National Tour launches in December, there will be six worldwide productions of JERSEY BOYS:  New York, London, Las Vegas, Sydney, Australia, and two US National tours.  As of April 24, 2011, JERSEY BOYS worldwide has grossed over $1.1 billion dollars and been seen by approximately 12.5 million people.

Catch a sneak peek of Jersey Boys! Log on to www.JerseyBoysTour.com/watch.

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.

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 TheatricalsJoseph J. GranoTamara and Kevin KinsellaPelican Group, with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner.

UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

JERSEY BOYS / Second National Tour

Philadelphia, PA            Forrest Theatre                             Begins December 6, 2011
Dayton, OH                     Schuster PAC                                 January 17 – February 5, 2012
Toledo, OH                      Stranahan Theater                       February 7-26, 2012
Schenectady, NY            Proctor’s Theatre                          February 28 – March 18, 2012
Kalamazoo, MI               Miller Auditorium                        March 20 – April 1, 2012
Rochester, NY                Auditorium Theatre                     April 3–29, 2012
Kansas City, MO            Music Hall                                       May 2–20, 2012
Atlanta, GA                      Fox Theatre                                    May 22 – June 10, 2012
Dallas, TX                        AT&T PAC                                       June 12 – July 15, 2012

Additional cities to be announced

JERSEY BOYS / First National Tour

Appleton, WI                  Fox Cities PAC                               June 1-19, 2011
Cleveland, OH                State Theater                                  June 22 – July 17, 2011
Milwaukee, WI               Marcus Center                               July 20 – August 14, 2011
Columbus, OH Ohio Theatre                                  August 17 – September 4, 2011
Omaha, NE                      Orpheum Theatre                         September 7-25, 2011
East Lansing, MI           The Wharton Center                   September 28 – October 16, 2011
Hartford, CT                    The Bushnell                                  October 19 – November 6, 2011
Ft. Lauderdale, FL         Broward Center                             January 11-29, 2012
Ft. Myers, FL                  Barbara Mann Hall                      February 1-19, 2012
Charlotte, NC                  Blumenthal Center                      February 22 – March 11, 2012
Jacksonville, FL             Times Union Theatre                  March 13 – April 1, 2012
Tulsa, OK                          Chapman Music Hall                  June 6-24, 2012
Calgary, Alberta             Jubilee Auditorium                      June 28 – July 15, 2012
Portland, OR                   Keller Auditorium                        July 18 – August 12, 2012
Edmonton, Alberta       Jubilee Auditorium                      August 15 – September 2, 2012
Vancouver, BC                Queen Elizabeth Theatre           September 5-23, 2012
Saskatoon, SK                TCU Place                                       September 26 – October 13, 2012

Additional cities to be announced

Casting for the Second National Tour will be announced in the Fall. For more information on JERSEY BOYS, go to www.JerseyBoysTour.com.

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