Winning over 54 major awards worldwide including the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Awards, JERSEY BOYS is the most exciting musical package Broadway has seen in years.
Kuala Lumpur will welcome one of the most successful multi-award winning musicals in the history of Broadway productions, JERSEY BOYS, when this musical phenomenon rocks its way into Istana Budaya Auditorium Malaysia from 15 till 27 April. Seen by over 18 million people worldwide, Malaysians as well as musical enthusiasts in the region must experience the electrifying performances of the golden greats that took these guys all the way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - BEGGIN’, CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU, DECEMBER 1963 (OH WHAT A NIGHT), WALK LIKE A MAN, BYE BYE BABY (BABY GOODBYE), SHERRY, BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY and many more.
Organised by Milestone Production SdnBhd, JERSEY BOYS depicts the true-life story and the remarkable rise to stardom of one of the most successful bands in American pop music history – Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons - 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. Apart from featuring the band’s 60’s American pop worldwide hits, JERSEY BOYS also tells the story of the inspiring journey of The Four Seasons from the mean streets of Newark, New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records globally – all before they were thirty!
JERSEY BOYS, winner of 54 major awards including the 2006 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album, 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical and winner of the Best Musical Tony Award® on Broadway, in London and Australia is not a tribute band but a full-scale Broadway musical that takes audiences behind the music to tell the story of the group through each of the four members’ perspectives. The storyline weaves a tale about friendships, hardships, fights and the success resulting from a New Jersey “handshake”. The show opened on Broadway in 2005 and 3000 performances later is STILL running to full houses. JERSEY BOYS is the 14th longest-running show in Broadway history; having surpassed the record previously held by Hello, Dolly!
The Four Seasons are played by Grant Almirall (Chicago, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Frankie Valli; Daniel Buys (Boys in the Photograph, Mamma Mia!) as Tommy DeVito; Kenneth Meyer (Boys in the Photograph, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Bob Gaudio and television star Emmanuel Castis (Scandal!, Isidingo, season 4 winner of Strictly Come Dancing) as Nick Massi with Jaco van Rensburg (Showboat, Chicago, Grease) playing Frankie Valli at certain performances. The three leading female characters, fondly dubbed, the “Jersey Girls” are played by Carmen Pretorius (Footloose!, Mamma Mia, Cabaret), Taryn-Lee Hudson (Rocky Horror Picture Show, Kidz Rock, Let the Good Times Roll) and Kirsten Murphy-Rossiter (Some Like it Vrot, Grease, M-Net’s Crimes Uncovered).
According to Grace Lee, Managing Director of Milestone Production SdnBhd, “In our constant endeavor to introduce world-renowned and the best theatrical productions to Malaysia, we are proud to be bringing this multi-award Broadway musical to our shores. In addition to bringing in world class quality entertainment to Malaysians and Musical Enthusiasts in the region, we hope it will also help boost tourism for our nation.”We believe Malaysians and Musical Enthusiasts in the region have a growing appetite for live theatre productions and it is our hope that with more of such world class quality presentations, Malaysia will be recognized as a hub for the performing arts in this region thus further boosting our nation’s tourism appeal.”
“JERSEY BOYS is a powerful piece of theatre with extraordinary music! Malaysians and Musical Enthusiasts in the region need not travel all the way to Broadway or West End to watch this show anymore as it will be exactly the same experience. So don’t miss this international phenomenon that's a Broadway triumph. . ,” adds Grace.
JERSEY BOYS is written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice with music by Bob Gaudio, and lyrics by Bob Crewe. It is directed by two-time Tony® Award winner Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo with music direction, vocal arrangements and incidental music by Ron Melrose. The production design team is KlaraZieglerova, Scenic Designer; Jess Goldstein, Costume Designer; Howell Binkley, Lighting Designer; Steve Orich, Orchestrator and Michael Clark, Projection Designer.
In its effort to bring this internationally acclaimed Broadway sensation to Malaysia, Milestone Production is proud to be working with Connoisseur Lifestyle (Malaysia) SdnBhd, Malaysian Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), Tourism Malaysia and Visit Malaysia Year 2014 Board under Malaysian Ministry of Tourism and Culture ,Istana Budaya and the fully refreshed Vistana Kuala Lumpur Titiwangsa where the cast and crew are staying, “The unwavering support from our sponsors towards staging JERSEY BOYS in Malaysia will go a long way in giving Malaysians as well as musical enthusiasts in the region the opportunity to catch one of the most spectacular Broadway productions here in South East Asia,” adds Grace.
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