Jersey Boys to Become 20th Longest-Running Broadway Production

News   Jersey Boys to Become 20th Longest-Running Broadway Production The Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys will become the 20th longest-running show in Broadway history March 30.

The musical at the August Wilson Theatre will surpass the Tony-winning musical Hairspray when it plays its 2,643rd performance that evening.

The Broadway company is currently led by Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Quinn VanAntwerp (Bob Gaudio), Andy Karl (Tommy DeVito) and Jarrod Spector (Frankie Valli) as The Four Seasons with Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito. The cast also includes Miles Aubrey, Erik Bates, Jared Brashaw, Cara Cooper, Ken Dow, John Edwards, Russell Fischer, Katie O’Toole, Joe Payne, Jessica Rush, Dominic Scaglione Jr., Nathan Scherich, Sara Schmidt and Taylor Sternberg.

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 thirty." 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. The Broadway production opened Nov. 6, 2005, at the August Wilson Theatre. The show is currently playing in New York; Las Vegas; London; Sydney, Australia; in cities across the U.S. on two National Tours, and a production will open in Auckland, New Zealand, in April 2012.

Matt Bogart, Jarrod Spector, Quinn VanAntwerp and Andy Karl
Matt Bogart, Jarrod Spector, Quinn VanAntwerp and Andy Karl Photo by Joan Marcus
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