I Love You, Baby: Tony-Winning Musical Jersey Boys Reaches One Year on Broadway

News   I Love You, Baby: Tony-Winning Musical Jersey Boys Reaches One Year on Broadway Jersey Boys — the 2006 Tony Award winner for Best Musical — celebrates its first year on Broadway Nov. 6.
The Jersey Boys: Daniel Reichard, John Lloyd Young, Christian Hoff and J. Robert Spencer
The Jersey Boys: Daniel Reichard, John Lloyd Young, Christian Hoff and J. Robert Spencer Photo by Chris Callis

Des McAnuff (The Who's Tommy, Big River) directs the show, which began on Broadway Oct. 4, 2005, and officially opened at the August Wilson Theatre Nov. 6.

Tony Award winners John Lloyd Young (as Frankie Valli) and Christian Hoff (Tommy DeVito) as well as Daniel Reichard (Bob Gaudio) and J. Robert Spencer (Nick Massi) continue to star as The Four Seasons, the roles they created on Broadway.

Jersey Boys re-creates the story of American pop group The Four Seasons — the highs, the lows and all in between — on stage in the musical with the help of their hits "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" and more.

The cast also features Peter Gregus, Mark Lotito, Kris Coleman, Heather Ferguson, Steve Gouveia, Donnie Kehr, John Leone, Michael Longoria, Jennifer Naimo, Dominic Nolfi, Erica Piccininni, Sara Schmidt and Matthew Scott.

A forthcoming national tour will launch at San Francisco's Curran Theatre (starting Dec. 1) and is also scheduled to stop at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre (May 2007) before heading to Chicago's LaSalle Bank Theatre in October 2007. Jersey Boys features music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and a book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice. The production garnered four Tony Award wins: for stars John Lloyd Young and Christian Hoff, lighting designer Howell Binkley and for the top prize, Best Musical.

Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, in association with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner/Oshen/Staton/Bell/Mayerson Group produce. The musical made its debut at the La Jolla Playhouse in October 2004.

Sergio Trujillo is the choreographer. The design team includes Klara Zieglerova (scenic), Jess Goldstein (costume), Howell Binkley (lighting), Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound), Michael Clark (projections) and Charles LaPointe (wig and hair). Steve Orich provides orchestrations, and Ron Melrose handles music direction, vocal arrangements and incidental music.

The original Broadway cast recording is available on Rhino Records.

Tickets to Jersey Boys at the August Wilson Theatre, 245 W. 52nd Street, are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250. For more information, visit www.JerseyBoysBroadway.com.