Los Angeles Dates for Jersey Boys National Tour Announced

News   Los Angeles Dates for Jersey Boys National Tour Announced The musical Jersey Boys will hit the Los Angeles stage at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre May 25, 2007.

The 11-week stint of the national tour will open on the California stage June 3 for a run through Aug. 5, 2007.

The tour which will launch from San Francisco's Curran Theatre (starting Dec. 1) and is also scheduled to head to Chicago's LaSalle Bank Theatre in Oct. 2007.

The Four Seasons musical replaced the world premiere of the new Motown musical Ain’t No Mountain High Enough in the CTG season, which will be presented at a later date.

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Des McAnuff (The Who's Tommy, Big River) directs the story of American pop group The Four Seasons — the highs, the lows and all in between — comes to life in the musical Jersey Boys with the help of their 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.

No casting for the national tour has yet been announced.

Young (The Drawer Boy, The Chosen at Paper Mill) joined the cast for the Broadway run. Original stars Hoff (The Who's Tommy), Daniel Reichard (Radiant Baby, The Thing About Men) and J. Robert Spencer (Side Show, Lucky Duck) reprise their roles from the La Jolla Playhouse world premiere.

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.

The Ahmanson is located at 135 North Grand Ave. in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, call (213) 628-2772 or visit www.TaperAhmanson.com.

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