Photo Coverage: Frank Valli Visits JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas

Friday, February 6, 2009

BWW News Desk

This week, the cast of Jersey Boys Las Vegas welcomed Frankie Valli and Rick Elice, co-writer of Jersey Boys, as together they proudly introduced the cast of the upcoming Australian company in a private event at the Jersey Boys Theatre at the Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino.

This was the first time Frankie Valli has been back to see the Las Vegas company since the grand opening performance on Frankie's birthday, May 3, 2008. After only nine months on The Strip, Jersey Boys has found a wonderful new home in Las Vegas and was even named ‘Number One Show of 2008' by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Frankie Valli surprised theatergoers that attended the 6:30 p.m. performance of Jersey Boys on Tuesday, February 3 as the cast proudly acknowledged him from stage at the curtain call.

Jersey Boys performs at The Palazzo Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m.; Tuesday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and dark on Wednesday. Ticket prices range from $65 to $135 plus tax and handling fees. The ABSOLUT BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE VIP Package is available for $235 per person, plus tax.

Tickets for Jersey Boys at The Palazzo can be purchased by calling 1-866-641-SHOW or 702-414-9000, or online at www.PalazzoLasVegas.com. For information regarding group reservations, call 702-785-5394 or email GroupSales@BASEentertainment.com. Jersey Boys runs two hours (including a short break between Acts I & II).

Jersey Boys, which opened on Broadway to rave reviews on November 6, 2005, continues to be completely sold out and the hottest ticket on the Great White Way. Jersey Boys received the 2006 Tony Award® for Best Musical and the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Recording; that recording was certified Gold by the RIAA in February, and is regularly found at the top of the Billboard chart of best-selling show CDs.

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 show features such hits as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," "Oh, What a Night," and many more.

Jersey Boys is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. The Las Vegas production is staged by the entire original Broadway creative team, led by director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo. Jersey Boys has scenic design by Klara Zieglerova, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Steve Canyon Kennedy and projections design by Michael Clark. The orchestrations are by Steve Orich and the music direction and vocal arrangements by Ron Melrose.

Jersey Boys is presented in Las Vegas by original Broadway producers Dodger Theatricals, Joseph Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group together with Base Entertainment (Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular); in association with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner.

With over 3,000 expansive suites, luxury shopping and world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, 50-story Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Highlighted by a flagship, 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York, The Shoppes at The Palazzo features more than 60 luxury boutiques. In addition, 20 remarkable stores and luxury brands made their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo, including Chloe, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane Von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels, Catherine Malandrino, Anya Hindmarch, and Michael Kors. Additionally, The Palazzo offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as CarneVino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse and Restaurant Charlie by Charlie Trotter. Other one-of-kind offerings include, Tony Award winning Broadway musical, Jersey Boys, the world's largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub, Jay-Z's signature 40/40 Club and the Strip's first Lamborghini dealership.

Frankie Visits
Erich Bergen, Rick Faugno, Frankie Valli, Jeff Leibow and Deven May

Vegas cast
Erich Bergen, Stephen Mahy, Rick Faugno, Bobby Fox, Kristofer McNeeley, Scott Johnson, Jeff Leibow and Glaston Toft, Jersey Boys VEGAS meet the Australian cast!