December 31, 2009

Oh, What A Year for Jersey Boys–2009 Edition!

December 31st, 2009

As 2009 draws to a close, let’s check out some of the fabulous JERSEY BOYS highlights all over the world:

JANUARY: The Las Vegas Review Journal named JERSEY BOYS the #1 show of 2008 in Las Vegas.

MARCH: The London production of JERSEY BOYS won the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical and was also named Best West End Show by the London People’s Choice Awards and Best New Musical by the Theatregoers Choice Awards.

APRIL: Readers of the Chicago Tribune named JERSEY BOYS the #1 Arts Attraction in Chicago.

JUNE: Cast members from JERSEY BOYS across the country and Broadway performed on the Tony Awards.

The Chicago production of JERSEY BOYS grossed over $1 Million.

JULY: JERSEY BOYS opened in Melbourne Australia on July 4, 2009.

Cast members from JERSEY BOYS across the country and Broadway performed on the lawn of the US Capitol for “A Capitol Fourth” to celebrate our nation’s birthday.

AUGUST: The London production of JERSEY BOYS grossed over £1 Million.

SEPTEMBER: The Chicago cast of JERSEY BOYS performed on “Oprah.”

The Las Vegas cast of JERSEY BOYS performed on “America’s Got Talent.”

The Melbourne cast of JERSEY BOYS performed on “Dancing With the Stars.”

The London cast of JERSEY BOYS performed on “Strictly Come Dancing.”

OCTOBER: The JERSEY BOYS cast album went Platinum.

NOVEMBER: JERSEY BOYS broke the box office record at the National Theatre in Washington, DC and went on to break it a total of FOUR times.

DECEMBER: The Associated Press named JERSEY BOYS on of the most memorable productions of the decade.
2009 was amazing for Jersey Boys Blog, as well! Where to begin?

Las Vegas: Seeing the fabulous show countless times; meeting the magnificent Melbourne JERSEY BOYS cast, along with Rick Elice and Frankie Valli, at their Vegas press launch; and celebrating the show’s First Anniversary with the Vegas cast & crew!

Chicago: My kind of town! Seeing the show four phenomenal times; an amazing backstage tour; and so many marvelous JBB EXCLUSIVE Interviews with the Chicago cast!

Broadway: What a show & what a cast! Along with our JBB EXCLUSIVE Interview with all four fabulous JERSEY GIRLS, we caught up with some of our favorite East Coast pals and had a terrific Four Seasons Old Neighborhood Tour!!!!

What about your favorite JERSEY BOYS’ experiences in 2009?


  1. You bring back many happy memories here, Susie and Dale in regards to the cast and your coverage of all things JB! Although I attended several events related to cast and former cast members, I’m sorry to say, that I didn’t see JB at all this past year. I promise to make sure that changes in this new year! I’ll reminisce by sharing a re-write of a poem I wrote on the Forum a couple years ago.

    Enduring Show…New Year!

    Some years ago…back before this great show,
    I remember when life was routine and quite slow.

    No venues to research, no availability to check,
    No glancing the checkbook, no saying “What the heck.”

    I got a funny feeling when I bought my first ticket,
    I’d be able to walk away – either take it or leave it.

    But no … back to my youth, yet accepting my age,
    I’ve felt quite alive – like turning a page.

    Hours on the Blog, and then on the Forum.
    I wasn’t alone, we had more than a quorum.

    Actors who were welcoming and also so warm,
    Signed autographs and chatted after they would perform.

    The original Four Seasons…and now so many more.
    Lots of history to research for my nostalgic bus tour.

    Casts are all over – like Vegas, Toronto,
    London, Australia, a few more days in Chicago.

    A production on Tour and one on Broadway.
    Let’s hope that these will ne’er go away.

    Oh sweet surrender… memories I hold dear.
    Warm my heart now and will throughout the New Year.

    Comment by Audrey — December 31, 2009 @ 9:29 pm

  2. Fabulous poem, Audrey! Happy New Year!

    Comment by Susie — December 31, 2009 @ 10:38 pm

  3. What a great way to expression the history of the guys. That was a wonderful poem. Thank you for sharing.

    Comment by Lenora Antunes — January 1, 2010 @ 10:37 am

  4. Oh, Audrey, that was fabulous!
    I totally can identify with all
    that you wrote. JB will stay in
    our hearts all through 2010 and
    many more yrs to come!!! My New
    Years treat…tickets to tomorrow
    nights show!!! Can’t wait!!!!!

    Comment by sharon wardlow — January 1, 2010 @ 8:59 pm

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