December 31, 2006

2006: Oh, What a Year for Jersey Boys!

December 31st, 2006

As we count down to seeing the cast of Jersey Boys perform on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” tonight, let’s recap what an amazing year 2006 has been for Jersey Boys!

Jersey Boys, the story of American pop sensations Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, opened to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005, followed by a spectacular 2006 awards season for the cast and creative team!

Drama League Awards

  • Distinguished Production of a Musical
  • Specialty Award Recipient: Director Des McAnuff received the Julia Hansen Award for Excellence in Directing.

Outer Critics Circle Awards

  • Outstanding Broadway Musical
  • Outstanding Actor in a Musical: John Lloyd Young
  • Outstanding Lighting Design: Howell Binkley

Theatre World Awards

  • Outstanding Broadway Debut Performance–John Lloyd Young

Drama Desk Awards

  • Outstanding Actor in a Musical: John Lloyd Young
  • Outstanding Sound Design: Steve Canyon Kennedy

Jersey Boys’ Garnered Eight TONY AWARD Nominations!

  • Best Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical–Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical–John Lloyd Young
  • Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical–Christian Hoff
  • Best Direction of a Musical–Des McAnuff
  • Best Orchestrations–Steve Orich
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical–Klara Zieglerova
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical–Howell Binkley

Jersey Boys Wins FOUR Tony Awards!

  • Best Musical
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical: John Lloyd Young
  • Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical: Christian Hoff
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Howell Binkley

Box Office Grosses
Jersey Boys set a number of house records at the August Wilson Theatre, and was in the Broadway Box Office “millionaires’ club” for most of 2006! The 2006 Tony Award winner for Best Musical recouped its initial investment on Broadway shortly after its big Tony win in June, and sales reached $53.9 million this year, according to Variety.

The National Tour Kick-Off
The Jersey Boys national tour opened at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco to rave reviews on December 10. Since its opening, the musical has broken Curran Theatre’s house record and has grossed $1,096,270.

Thank You!
Jersey Boys Blog would like to thank Susanne Tighe and Heath Schwartz from Boneau/Bryan-Brown; Gordon Kelly from Dodger Theatricals; and Jersey Boys’ amazing cast, crew and creative team, in addition to Tommy DeVito for their JBB Exclusive Interviews. Also thank you to all of Jersey Boys’ incredible fans for their participation in the JB Photo Galleries, JB Polls, their many comments on the blog, and the JBB Fantastic Fan Interviews!

Happy New Year!!

1 Comment »

  1. Perhaps the biggest “thank you” of 2006 should go to you, Susie, for keeping the blog fascinating and updated daily!

    Comment by Howard — January 2, 2007 @ 12:24 am

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