San Francisco Keeps Jersey Boys to Sept. 30 as Tour Run Extends

News   San Francisco Keeps Jersey Boys to Sept. 30 as Tour Run Extends The San Francisco stop for the national tour of Jersey Boys has extended its run through Sept. 30 at the Curran Theatre.

Originally scheduled to play the California venue through Feb. 11, 2007, the musical previously extended its run through March 25. The work, presented as part of the 2006-2007 Best of Broadway season, now plays through the end of September.

The new block of tickets will go on sale April 20 first at the Curran Theatre box office, at 445 Geary Street, between 7-10 AM. The first 250 ticket buyers will get a free Jersey Boys cast recording and the chance to meet cast members from the show. A portion of the proceeds from those tickets purchased on site will be donated to local non-profit Music in Schools Today (mustcreate.org).

Tickets then go on sale to the general public at 10 AM by phone at (415) 512-7770 or online at shnsf.com.

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The first national tour launched from San Francisco's Curran Theatre (Dec. 1, 2006) and is scheduled to stop at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre (May 2007) before heading to Chicago's LaSalle Bank Theatre in October 2007. Future stops include Tempe, San Diego, Costa Mesa, Seattle, Houston, Tampa, Minneapolis and Cleveland. (Check jerseyboystour.com for more information.) Jersey Boys re-creates the story of American pop group The Four Seasons — the highs, the lows and all in between — with the help of their hits "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" and more.

Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, Erich Bergen and Deven May currently star in the national tour. Producers just announced that the show will employ a second touring company.

Jersey Boys features music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and a book by Marshall Brickman and 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. Des McAnuff (The Who's Tommy, Big River) directed the show and also stages the tour.

Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, in association with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner produce the tour. The musical made its debut at the La Jolla Playhouse in October 2004 before landing on Broadway Oct. 4, 2005, at the August Wilson Theatre where it opened Nov. 6.

Sergio Trujillo is the choreographer. 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). Steve Orich provides orchestrations, and Ron Melrose handles music direction, vocal arrangements and incidental music.

The original Broadway cast recording is available on Rhino Records.