November 25, 2015

JERSEY BOYS Donates $15K to Families in the Old Neighborhood!

November 25th, 2015

Wonderful story in about the recent donation by JERSEY BOYS producers to the Greater Newark Holiday Fund!

Producers of the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons-based musical “Jersey Boys” just donated $15,000 to a N.J. charitable organization to help needy residents this holiday season.

“Like Frankie says in Act Two of ‘Jersey Boys,’ ‘you don’t forget where you come from,’” said Edward Strong, a partner in Dodger Theatricals, lead producers of “Jersey Boys.”

The original members of the Four Seasons were famously from New Jersey, and Valli was born in Newark.

The producers of the Tony-winning musical donated the money to the Greater Newark Holiday Fund on Nov. 6, in commemoration of the show’s 10th anniversary.

They designated 300 orchestra seats to the Nov. 6 performance in New York City at a special $50 ticket rate with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Greater Newark Holiday Fund, according to a press release.

“‘Jersey Boys’ wanted to mark our tenth year on Broadway by sharing some of our good fortune with the community of Newark, who gave us, and the world, the original Four Seasons and their music,” Strong said.

The Fund, which was founded by Newark businessmen in 1937, started as a holiday gift drive and now provides financial gifts to various social service agencies across northern N.J., including those in Essex, Union, Passaic, Hudson, Morris and Bergen Counties.

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