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‘Jersey Boys’ opens September 23

ATLANTIS Theatrical Entertainment Group, which recently presented the first international production of “The Bridges of Madison County” and the newly re-imagined production of “Saturday Night Fever,” will premiere in Manila one of the longest-running shows on Broadway, “Jersey Boys.”

It stars acoustic balladeer Nyoy Volante as Frankie Valli, lead vocalist of the Four Seasons, and Asian Pop Superstar Christian Bautista as Bob Gaudio, the singer-songwriter and keyboardist of the Four Seasons. (The full cast will be
announced at a later date.)

“Jersey Boys” will have a limited run of 15 shows, on weekends, from Sept. 23 to Oct. 16. The show is directed by Bobby Garcia.

“Jersey Boys” has won the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Awards. This musical is about the 40-year-friendship of four sons of Italian immigrants in New Jersey who became the legendary American doo-wop group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

In 1990, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for selling over 100 million records worldwide.

Now on its 11th year on Broadway, “Jersey Boys” opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Nov. 6, 2005.

In 2006, the show won the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for John Lloyd Young, who also played Frankie Valli in the movie adaptation in 2014; Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for Christian Hoff, and Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Howell Binkley.

It also won Best New Musical in the 2008 Laurence Olivier Awards in London and Best Musical Show Album in the 2007 Grammy Awards.

As of Sept. 22, 2015, after setting a record of at least 4,093 performances, “Jersey Boys” has surpassed “Miss Saigon” as the 12th longest-running show in Broadway history.

The musical features music by Bob Gaudio; lyrics by Bob Crewe, the Four Seasons’ record producer; and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.

The Four Seasons’ most popular hits are “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Sherry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Working My Way Back to You,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “My Eyes Adored You” and “December 1963 (Oh What a Night).”

The show has been seen by more than 23 million worldwide and is playing in New York, Las Vegas, London, and in numerous cities across North America and the UK.

In Asia, an international touring production, starring an all-South African cast, performed in Singapore, South Korea and Malaysia from November 2012 to April 2014.

Tickets are now available at www.ticketworld.com.ph. Or call Ten Bridges 6505144.

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