Jersey Boys is a documentary-style musical based on the lives of one of the most successful '60s rock 'n roll groups, the Four Seasons. The show made its Broadway debut on November 6, 2005 at the August Wilson Theatre. The show, directed by Des Mcanuff, artistic director at La Jolla Playhouse, uses many of the group's hit songs to tell the turbulent story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' rise to fame. Part concert, part jukebox musical, Jersey Boys raked in over $400,000 at the box office the day after it openedcitation needed.
Jersey Boys won four 2006 Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical.
Opening night cast
The show is being produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Pelican Group, Tamara and Kevin Kinsela in association with Latitude Link, Rick Teiner /Osher /Staton /Bell /Mayerson Group
Original Venue Producer La Jolla Playhouse
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice; Music by Bob Gaudio; Lyrics by Bob Crewe; Music orchestrated by Steve Orich; Musical Director, Vocal arrangements, and Incidental music by Ron Melrose
Directed by Des McAnuff, Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, Assistant Director: Holly-Anne Ruggiero, Second Assistant Director: Alex Timbers, Assistant Choreographer: Kelly Devine
Scenic Design by Klara Zieglerova; Costume Design by Jess Goldstein; Lighting Design by Howell Binkley; Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy; Projection Design by Michael Clark; Hair and Wig Design by Charles LaPointe; Associate Scenic Design: Nancy Thun and Todd Ivins; Assistant Scenic Design: Sonoka Gozelski and Matthew Myhrum; Associate Costume Design: Alejo Vietti; Assistant Costume Design: China Lee and Elizabeth Flauto; Associate Lighting Design: Patricia Nichols; Assistant Lighting Design: Sarah Maines; Associate Sound Design: Andrew Keister; Assistant Projection Design: Jason Thompson and Chris Kateff
Executive Producer: Sally Campbell Morse; Company Manager: Sandra Carlson; Associate Gen. Mgr: Jennifer F. Vaughan; Assistant Co. Mgr: Tim Sulka
Production Stage Manager: Richard Hester; Technical Supervisor: Peter Fulbright; Stage Manager: Michelle Bosch; Assistant Stage Mgr: Michael T. Clarkston
Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Ron Melrose; Associate Conductor: Deborah Hurwitz; Keyboards: Deborah Hurwitz, Ron Melrose and Stephen "Hoops" Snyder; Guitars: Joe Payne; Bass: Ken Dow; Drums: Kevin Dow; Reeds: Matt Hong and Ben Kono; Trumpet: David Spier; Music Technical Design: Deborah Hurwitz
Fight direction by Steve Rankin; East Coast Casting: Tara Rubin Casting; West Coast Casting: Sharon Bialy and Sherry Thomas; Promotions: HHC Marketing; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing: Dodger Marketing; Dialect Coach: Stephen Gabis; Dance Captain: Peter Gregus; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Fight Captain: Peter Gregus; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.