Jersey Boys to return to Sydney
The international blockbuster musical Jersey Boys will open its Australian tour in September 2018 at Sydney's Capitol Theatre. This premiere season has been secured for Sydney by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.
SW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the enduring story and songs of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons continue to resonate with audiences worldwide while finding new legions of fans through the acclaimed musical Jersey Boys.
The 2010 Sydney season of Jersey Boys played for 15 months, making it one of the longest running musicals in Sydney history, attracting audiences both domestically and internationally.
Producer, Rodney Rigby said 'Having celebrated Jersey Boys becoming the 12th longest running musical in Broadway history, Dodger Theatricals, Paul Dainty, President & CEO of TEG–DAINTY and myself are thrilled to bring Jersey Boys back to Sydney."
Jersey Boys tells the true-life story and the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons who were one of the most successful bands in pop music history. The band sold over 175 million records and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for their worldwide hits including Can't Take My Eyes off You, Walk Like a Man, Bye Bye Baby, Sherry and Big Girls Don't Cry, which all feature in the musical.
Jersey Boys opened on Broadway in November 2005 and closed in January 2017 after 11 acclaimed years. The West End production closed in March this year after nine years in London. Winner of 64 honours and audience awards worldwide Jersey Boys has played to over 23 million people and grossed in excess of US$2 billion worldwide.
The Australian production of Jersey Boys opened to rave reviews on 4 July 2009 and went on to break box office records twice. Its run concluded in Perth on 30 June, 2013 having played to 1.6 million people across Australia and New Zealand. During its run the production won many awards including two 2010 Helpmann Awards (one for Best Musical) and two 2011 Sydney Theatre Awards, again for Best Musical.
The Jersey Boys Original Cast Recording received a 2006 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album. The album peaked at #1 on Billboard's Broadway Albums Chart and as of February 2014 has appeared on the list for 421 weeks since it went on sale in 2005. The cast recording is currently the fifth-largest-selling cast recording in Sound Scan's history. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has certified the Jersey Boys Original Cast Recording Platinum.|
Auditions for the cast of Jersey Boys will be held in July and early August this year.
For information visit JerseyBoys.com.au
Jersey Boys will open at Sydney's Capitol Theatre in September 2018 for a strictly limited season.
To join the waitlist for tickets and receive further information visit JerseyBoys.com.au