Jersey Boys Extends San Francisco Engagement

News   Jersey Boys Extends San Francisco Engagement The national tour of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys has extended its run at the Curran Theatre. Originally scheduled to play the San Francisco venue through Feb. 11, 2007, the musical about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons will run through March 25.

Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, Erich Bergen and Deven May in the national tour of Jersey Boys.
Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, Erich Bergen and Deven May in the national tour of Jersey Boys. Photo by Joan Marcus

The tour of Jersey Boys began at the Curran Dec. 1. Other scheduled stops include Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre (May 25-Aug. 5) and Chicago's LaSalle Bank Theatre (October 2007).

Deven May (Bat Boy) plays Tommy DeVito, Erich Bergen (White Christmas) takes on Bob Gaudio, Michael Ingersoll (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) is Nick Massi and Christopher Kale Jones (Zhivago) tackles Frankie Valli in the touring company.

The cast also features John Altieri (as Bob Crewe) and Joseph Siravo (Gyp DeCarlo) along with Miles Aubrey, Erik Bates, Sandra DeNise, Jennifer Evans, Rick Faugno, Eric Gutman, Nathan Klau, Brandon Matthieus, Jackie Seiden, Jarrod Spector, Taylor Sternberg and Melissa Strom.

Des McAnuff (The Who's Tommy, Big River) directs and Sergio Trujillo choreographs the story of American pop group The Four Seasons — the highs, the lows and all in between. The showbiz yarn comes to life with the help of the foursome's hits "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like A Man," "December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" and more.

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. 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 design). Steve Orich handles orchestrations while Ron Melrose takes on music direction, vocal arrangements and incidental music.

The Jersey Boys tour is produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, in association with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner.

On Broadway, original stars Christian Hoff (as Tommy DeVito), Daniel Reichard (Bob Gaudio), J. Robert Spencer (Nick Massi) and John Lloyd Young (Frankie Valli) continue in their roles.

The original cast album of Broadway's Jersey Boys — released on Nov. 1, 2005 — by Rhino is currently available and has remained on the Billboard Top Cast Album chart since its debut.

For more information, visit jerseyboystour.com.

Erich Bergen, Christopher Kale Jones, Deven May, Michael Ingersoll
Erich Bergen, Christopher Kale Jones, Deven May, Michael Ingersoll Photo by Joan Marcus