Karina Huber hosts the cable network's performing arts television show which airs Sundays from 8-10 AM (ET). Check local listings or visit "Breakfast With The Arts" on the web at www.aetv.com. From blue-collar beginnings to gold-record status, the story of American pop group The Four Seasons currently comes to life on Broadway. Des McAnuff (700 Sundays, The Who's Tommy) directed the musical Jersey Boys which began Oct. 4, 2005 and opened at the August Wilson Theatre Nov. 6.
Jersey Boys features music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and a book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice. The new musical is billed as "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," according to the production notes. "They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide — all before they were 30."
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.