May 16, 2007

Jersey Boys Comes To Toronto In Summer ’08!

May 16th, 2007

Toronto Star Theatre Critic notes that Richard Ouzounian ‘The Boys’ have found a home.

“The Canadian premiere of Jersey Boys will be happening, as we always hoped it would, at the Toronto Centre for the Arts in the summer of 2008,” producer Aubrey Dan told the Star yesterday.

There had been some doubt whether the board of the city-owned centre in North York would let Dan use the main stage of the venue for the six months he had insisted on. The board spent nearly two months preparing a “risk assessment report” on how it would affect other clients.

“I’m thrilled that the City of Toronto has embraced Dancap Productions,” Dan said, “and agreed to make room for the No. 1 production on Broadway here in my hometown.”

The run of Jersey Boys in Toronto will be a homecoming for two of its creators, Toronto natives director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo.

“I think it’s only fitting,” said Dan, “that these two Torontonians who’ve gone on to international acclaim will get a chance to bring their work back home.”

Although nothing is definite yet, McAnuff told the Star last month that “there is a very strong possibility that the production which opened here could be an all-Canadian company.”


  1. 1. Off-Broadway
    2. Broadway
    3. First National Tour
    4. Second National Tour
    5. Las Vegas
    6. Toronto
    7. West End

    Jebus H. Macy!

    Comment by Michael Lennon — May 16, 2007 @ 11:54 am

  2. So is this going to be a sit down with a new cast?

    Comment by Kathryn — May 16, 2007 @ 3:50 pm

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