Jersey Boys to Launch U.K. Tour in September
By Mark Shenton
Jersey Boys, currently running at the West End's Prince Edward Theatre before moving to the Piccadilly Theatre in March, is to launch its first U.K. tour to run concurrently beginning in September.
It will begin performances Sept. 4 at Manchester's Palace Theatre for a run through Oct. 4, then continue to Edinburgh, Stoke, Hull, Sunderland and Birmingham, with further dates to be announced.
The show has now been seen by over 19 million people worldwide. As well as running in the West End and on Broadway in its original production, where it opened in 2006, it can also be seen in Las Vegas, across the U.S. on a national tour, and in the Netherlands and Seoul. It won both the Tony Award and the Olivier Award for Best Musical, amongst some 55 major awards it has won worldwide.
Jersey Boys is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. The U.K. tour will be staged by the entire original Broadway creative team, led by director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo, with scenic design by Klara Zieglerova, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Steve Canyon Kennedy and projections design by Michael Clark. The orchestrations are by Steve Orich, and the music supervision and vocal arrangements by Ron Melrose.
The U.K. tour is produced by Dodger Theatricals, David Ian / Michael Watt and Ambassador Theatre Group, with Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, in association with Latitude Link, Rick Steiner, DHST Inc.
For further information, touring dates and to book tickets, which are on sale from Feb. 14 or 21, depending on the venue, visit www.atgtickets.com.
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