Oh, What A Run - Jersey Boys To Take Final Bow In Chicago
The Chicago Company of Jersey Boys will say "Bye, Bye Baby" to the Windy City on January 10, 2010, after an incredible run of over two years at the Bank of America Theatre. Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, premiered in Chicago initially as a limited engagement on October 5, 2007. After opening to rave reviews, adding additional performance weeks and setting four new box office records, Jersey Boys became a resident production on February 27, 2008. The final performance on January 10, 2010, at 2 p.m. will be the Chicago Company's 951st. The final block of tickets for performances from November 24, 2009 - January 10, 2010 will go on sale on Friday, September 11 at 10 a.m.
"We came to Chicago for a visit, and the Windy City became our home away from home for what will be over two years. Such conversions happen rarely in the theater and we are proud to have made Chicago home for as long as we have," said Michael David, Producer of Jersey Boys. "It is breathtaking. Our profound thanks to the citizens of Chicago who have made us such welcome neighbors."
"Broadway In Chicago and the City of Chicago have been so privileged to have this sensational hit for over two years," said Lou Raizin, President of Broadway In Chicago. "This blockbuster musical has brought over one million people from across the country and around the world to Chicago's Downtown Theatre District. We are so honored that Jersey Boys chose Chicago for the first resident production outside of New York."
Jersey Boys tells 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.
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 most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, and continues to break box office records on Broadway and in Chicago. 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.
Tickets for the final block of performances through January 10, 2010, will go on sale on Friday, September 11, 2009, at 10 a.m. and range in price from $30 - $110. A select number of premium seats are also available. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St. and 18 W. Monroe St.); the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000; all Ticketmaster retail locations and online at ticketmaster.com.
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