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JERSEY BOYS WALK LIKE A MAN TO PLATINUM

Date: 10/13/2009

JERSEY BOYS WALK LIKE A MAN TO PLATINUM
Grammy®-Winning Cast Recording Achieves Major Milestone 
as the Musical Continues its Stellar Run Reaching Three Continents 

 
JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, adds another award to its crowded mantle. The Original Cast Recording has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) commemorating sales of over one million copies in the United States. The album won the Grammy for Best Musical Show Album in 2006 and continues to be a sales juggernaut, repeatedly landing in the Top 25 of Billboard’s Top Catalog Albums chart nearly four years after its release.   This week, the album is #1 on Billboard's Top Cast Albums Chart.
 
Since its 2005 debut, JERSEY BOYS has become one of Broadway’s biggest success stories in recent memory playing to consistently sold-out crowds and garnering remarkable reviews. The musical also won the Tony® Award for Best Musical in 2006 and the Olivier® Award for Best New Musical in 2009 and the Audience Choice Award at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards in Toronto.

JERSEY BOYS tells the story behind the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, following the unlikely rags-to-riches rise of four blue-collar kids who worked their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom.
 
Produced by Bob Gaudio, an original member of The Four Seasons, the recording features the original Broadway cast performing the group’s biggest hits, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “December 1963 (Oh What A Night),” “Walk Like A Man,” “Dawn (Go Away)” and more. 
 
Nearing the four-year anniversary of its Broadway debut, the production is still playing to record-setting crowds across the country including extended runs in Chicago and Las Vegas. JERSEY BOYS is also playing to packed houses internationally. The musical made its London and Toronto debuts last year and opened this summer at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, Australia.

Currently in its second smash year at the Toronto Centre of the Arts, the Toronto cast of JERSEY BOYS stars Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi, Jeff Madden as Frankie Valli, Daniel Robert Sullivan as Tommy DeVito, and Quinn VanAntwerp as Bob Gaudio. The company also comprises: Gabriel Antonacci, Matthew Brown, Matt Cassidy, Jennifer Copping, Jade Elliott, Élodie Gillett, Bryan Hindle, Victoria Lamond, Aaron MacKenzie, Adrian Marchuk, W. Joseph Matheson, Timothy Sell, Alison Smyth, Grant Tilly and Shawn Wright.

 

JERSEY BOYS TORONTO
Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street
On Sale Now for Performances through January 3, 2010
Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm; Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm
Tickets range from $25 - $95 and can be purchased in person at the box office of the Toronto Centre for the Arts, by calling 416.644.3665 or online at www.JerseyBoysToronto.com
Save with groups of eight or more, call 416.644.3666 or toll free at 1.866.950.7469. 


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