Behind the Scenes: JERSEY BOYS

February 20, 2008 10:46:31 AM PST
JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, is currently playing Chicago's LaSalle Bank Theatre (18 W. Monroe) through July 13, 2008. JERSEY BOYS
LaSalle Bank Theatre
18 W. Monroe
Broadway In Chicago
(312) 902-1400

JERSEY BOYS stars Drew Gehling as Bob Gaudio, Chicagoan Michael Ingersoll as Nick Massi, Jeremy Kushnier as Tommy DeVito and Jarrod Spector as Frankie Valli, with Craig Laurie and Chicagoan Jonathan Weir.

The ensemble of JERSEY BOYS includes Dominic Bogart, Lyndsey Cole, John Michael Coppola, John Michael Dias, Mike Erickson, Steven M. Goldsmith, John Hickman, Lauren Marshall, Kraig McCreary, Rashad Naylor, Jenny Lee Ramos, Jake Speck, Kara Tremel, Chuck Webb and Ryan Quinn West.

Directed by two-time Tony® Award-winner Des McAnuff, JERSEY BOYS won four 2006 Tony® Awards including Best Musical and continues to break box office records at the August Wilson Theatre since opening in November 2005. JERSEY BOYS is written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

JERSEY BOYS is presented in Chicago by Broadway In Chicago and TheatreDreams. JERSEY BOYS is part of the 2007 Walgreens Broadway In Chicago Season Series and TheatreDreams subscription.

JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story 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 thirty.

The JERSEY BOYS design and production team comprises Klara Zieglerova (Scenic Design), Jess Goldstein (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (winner of the 2006 Tony® Award for his Lighting Design of JERSEY BOYS), 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 & Incidental Music).

JERSEY BOYS is produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner.

JERSEY BOYS premiered in Chicago at the LaSalle Bank Theatre (18 W. Monroe) on October 5, 2007 and is currently scheduled to run through July 13, 2008. The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. Please note: There WILL be a 7:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, October 21, Sunday, December 30 and Sunday, February 10. There will NOT be a 2 p.m. performance on Wednesday, February 6. There will NOT be a 7:30 p.m. performance on Tuesday, December 25.

Tickets for JERSEY BOYS range in price from $30 - $95. A limited number of Premium tickets are available at $125 for weekdays and $150 for weekends. Tickets are available at Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (18 W. Monroe, 24 W. Randolph St. and 151 W. Randolph St.), through the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (312) 902-1400, at all Ticketmaster ticket centers (including Carson Pirie Scott stores, Hot Tix, select Coconuts and fye stores) or online at Groups should call (312) 977-1710.

Rush tickets ($25) go on-sale at 10 a.m. the day of each performance. Ten (10) front row seats are available at the LaSalle Bank Theatre Box Office (18 W. Monroe) only. As many as forty (40) additional seats, subject to availability at select performances, are made available online at and at the LaSalle Bank Theatre Box office. Rush ticket limit is two (2) tickets per patron and all seats are limited view.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of JERSEY BOYS, produced by Bob Gaudio, won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The cast recording is now available on Rhino Records. JERSEY BOYS: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Broadway Books) is the official handbook to the smash Broadway hit.