Jersey Boys Return to Chicago
Dates have been announced for Chicago's return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The musical will make its much-anticipated return to Chicago to play the Bank of America Theatre (18 W. Monroe) nine weeks only; April 5 through June 2, 2012.
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). The premier engagement of JERSEY BOYS in Chicago was an overwhelming success running for more than two years, 951 performances and seen by more than one million theatergoers, JERSEY BOYS worldwide has grossed over $1.2 billion dollars and been seen by approximately 13 million people (as of July 17, 2011).
JERSEY BOYS was hailed as "The most exciting musical Broadway has seen in years!" by Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune. "PURE PLATINUM! A SUPERCHARGED KNOCKOUT PRODUCTION!" raves Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times. "THE CROWD GOES WILD," says Ben Brantley, The New York Times. "WILL RUN FOR CENTURIES," exclaims Richard Corliss, Time Magazine.
"We are thrilled to bring JERSEY BOYS home, not a day goes by that someone doesn't ask, 'When are you bringing JERSEY BOYS back?' We can't wait to treat our audiences to the show where everyone leaves smiling" says Eileen LaCario, Vice President of Broadway In Chicago. "We were honored to have JERSEY BOYS in Chicago for more than two years, and look forward to a successful return."
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.
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, played a record-breaking run in Los Angeles and is still breaking house records in cities across North America. There are five current productions of JERSEY BOYS: New York, London, Las Vegas, Sydney, Australia, and a US National tour.
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, produced by Bob Gaudio, was recently 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.
Tickets are available now for groups of 15 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. JERSEY BOYS is part of the 2012 Spring Season. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date. Prices and performance schedule are subject to change.
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