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JERSEY BOYS Surpasses ABIE'S IRISH ROSE and MAN OF LA MANCHA To Become 25th Longest Running Broadway Show

JERSEY BOYS

BREAKS TWO RECORDS IN ONE WEEKEND

HIT MUSICAL SURPASSES ABIE’S IRISH ROSE’S RECORD

WITH 2,328 PERFORMANCES

BECOMING THE

26TH LONGEST-RUNNING BROADWAY SHOW

SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 25

AND

JERSEY BOYS SURPASSES MAN OF LA MANCHA’S RECORD

WITH 2,329 PERFORMANCES

BECOMING THE

25TH LONGEST-RUNNING BROADAY SHOW

SUNDAY, JUNE 26

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JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, will break two records this weekend.  The hit musical will surpass Abie’s Irish Rosewith 2,328 performances, becoming the 26th longest-running Broadway show following the performance tomorrow night, Saturday, June 25, and JERSEY BOYS will surpass Man of La Mancha with 2,329 performances, becoming the 25th longest-running Broadway show following the performance on Sunday, June 26.

JERSEY BOYS opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005 at the August Wilson Theatre. The show is currently playing in New York; Las Vegas; London; Sydney, Australia; and in cities across the U.S. on a National Tour.  JERSEY BOYS has been seen by over 12.5 million people across the world and grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide (as of April, 2011).

The Broadway cast of JERSEY BOYS is led by Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Ryan Jesse (Bob Gaudio), Dominic Nolfi (Tommy DeVito) and Jarrod Spector(Frankie Valli) as The Four Seasons; with Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito. The cast also includes Miles Aubrey, Erik Bates, Brad Bass, Cara Cooper, Ken Dow, John Edwards, Russell Fischer, Katie O’Toole, Joe Payne, Jessica Rush, Dominic Scaglione Jr., Nathan Scherich, Sara Schmidt and Taylor Sternberg.

JERSEY BOYS is written by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and is directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo.

JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi, about a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who 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 show features all their hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What A Night,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Working My Way Back To You.”

JERSEY BOYS is the recipient of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical. The Original Broadway Cast Recording, produced by Bob Gaudio, received the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The Broadway production also won the 2006 Outer Critics Circle & Drama League Awards for Best Musical. The London production also won the 2009 UK People’s Choice and What’s on Stage Awards for Best New Musical. The Toronto production is the winner of three Dora Awards, including the Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Production. The Australian production is 2010 recipient of the Helpmann Award for Australia’s Best Musical and seven Victorian Green Room Awards.

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