By Andrew Gans
04 Dec 2008
The national tour of Jersey Boys will play the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre July 23, 2009-Aug. 30, 2009. A press night is scheduled for July 29 at 7 PM.
Tickets for the Boston engagement, which will go on sale Dec. 7 at 10 AM, will be available by calling (866) 348-9738 or by visiting www.citicenter.org.
The performance schedule will be Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 7 PM, with matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM.
Jersey Boys, according to press notes, is "the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. It's a journey 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. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide — all before they were 30."
The creative team includes Tony-winning director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo as well as Klara Zieglerova (scenic design), Jess Goldstein (costume design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound design), Michael Clark (projections design), Charles LaPointe (wig and hair design), Steve Orich (orchestrations) and Ron Melrose (music direction, vocal arrangements and incidental music).
Jersey Boys premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse in October 2004 before arriving in November 2005 at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre. The Broadway production garnered four Tony Awards: for stars John Lloyd Young and Christian Hoff, lighting designer Howell Binkley and for Best Musical.
The award-winning production features music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and a book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice.
Jersey Boys is produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner.
For more information visit www.JerseyBoysInfo.com or www.citicenter.org.