Jersey Boys Companion Book Due in October

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Broadway Books will release a forthcoming companion book to the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys.
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Written by David Cote, the 176-page hardcover — titled "Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons" — is set to be released Oct. 16 by the publisher.

"Like the show itself, this gorgeous, full-color companion book captures the magic and the original excitement of the band's life and times through all-new interviews with the band members," reads the book description.

Also featured in the new publication will be "the show's unabridged libretto; interviews with the show's cast, writers, and director; and over 200 photos from the band members' personal collections and rarely seen memorabilia."

Cote serves as theatre editor and chief drama critic for Time Out New York. He previously created the Wicked companion book "Wicked: The Grimmerie."

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Jersey Boys re-creates the story of American pop group The Four Seasons — the highs, the lows and all in between — on stage 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 show began previews on Broadway Oct. 4, 2005, and officially opened at the August Wilson Theatre Nov. 6. The original Broadway cast recording is available on Rhino Records.

Two national touring companies currently perform the musical. A London production is slated to launch in February 2008 and a Las Vegas run at the new Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino begins in April 2008. (Check jerseyboysinfo.com for more information on all current productions.)

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.

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