Jersey Boys to Play Philadelphia's Forrest Theatre

By Andrew Gans
05 Mar 2010

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical Jersey Boys will play Philadelphia's Forest Theatre beginning Sept. 30.



Part of the new 2010-2011 Broadway Season presented by the Kimmel Center and the Shubert Organization, the production will play the Pennsylvania venue through Dec. 12.

Casting will be announced at a later date.

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 arrived 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.

Tickets are currently only available by subscribing to the new season. Subscription packages are on sale beginning March 10 by calling (215) 893-1955 or by visiting www.kimmelcenter.org. Groups of 20 or more can call (866) 276-2947 or (215) 790-5883. Single tickets will go on sale to the general public at a later date.

For more information visit www.JerseyBoysInfo.com.