Broadway's Jersey Boys Offers Special Actors Fund Performance Aug. 19

News   Broadway's Jersey Boys Offers Special Actors Fund Performance Aug. 19 The Broadway company of the Tony-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys offers a special performance to benefit The Actors Fund Aug. 19.

John Lloyd Young
John Lloyd Young Photo by Joan Marcus

The performance of Jersey Boys, featuring Tony winner John Lloyd Young, begins at 8 PM at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). (As previously reported, One Man, Two Guvnors will offer its special performance Aug. 26 at 8 PM at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street); 2012 Tony Award winner James Corden stars.)

Special performances, according to the Actors Fund, "are among the most thrilling theatrical experiences, and the hottest tickets in town. Broadway companies generously give their time and talent by adding these special shows to their already rigorous schedules, and perform for audiences full of their peers from the entertainment community."

Jersey Boys is written by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, direction by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

The musical, according to press notes, "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 30." The show features "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. To purchase tickets, call (212) 221-7300, ext. 133 or email tickets@actorsfund.org or visit actorsfund.org.

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The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone – performers and those behind the scenes – who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 12,000 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund’s programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has – for nearly 130 years – been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition.

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