JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas Honors Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons With a Star on “Las Vegas Walk of Stars” in Celebration of Fifth Anniversary
Star Unveiling & Celebratory Performance Took Place at Paris Las Vegas Thursday, March 21
LAS VEGAS, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — On Thursday, March 21, 2013 the smash-hit show JERSEY BOYS celebrated its fifth anniversary in Las Vegas by presenting a star to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on the “Las Vegas Walk of Stars” outside of the show’s home, Paris Las Vegas. Original Four Seasons group members Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio were at the event to receive the commemorative star. It was the 64th star to be unveiled on Las Vegas Boulevard.
“It is a real honor to receive a star on the ‘Las Vegas Walk of Stars’ in celebration of the show’s fifth anniversary in this city,” says Frankie Valli. “Bob and I are thrilled to be here to accept the star and to celebrate this milestone with the talented cast.”
In addition to unveiling the star, the ceremony also included a special performance by the cast of JERSEY BOYS to honor Valli and Gaudio.
“I can’t think of a better way to commemorate five years in Las Vegas than by presenting Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons with a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars,” says JERSEY BOYS producer Michael David. “None of this would be possible without them and we are so pleased that Las Vegas audiences, as well as audiences across the globe, have continued to embrace this show.”
“JERSEY BOYS has been an incredible addition to Paris Las Vegas over the past year. We look forward to celebrating many more milestones with this award-winning production,” says David Hoenemeyer, regional president of Paris Las Vegas.
Later that evening, Valli and Gaudio also attended the fifth anniversary performance of JERSEY BOYS, joining the cast onstage for a special presentation after the show to share in this incredible achievement.
JERSEY BOYS has entertained guests in Las Vegas for nearly 2,000 performances since opening in 2008, and the show has performed at its current home, Paris Las Vegas, since March 2012.Over the past five years, more than 2,000 hours have been spent maintaining wigs; 376,000 full cast costume changes taken place; the stairs have been climbed 122,000 times; and more than one million cues have been called.
On the heels of the incredible success of JERSEY BOYS worldwide, GK FILMS is currently in development on the feature film adaptation of the JERSEY BOYS musical. Set to begin production at the end of 2013, the film will be produced by GK FILMS’ Graham King with Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio serving as executive producers.
JERSEY BOYS performs in the Paris Théâtre at Paris Las Vegas on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m.; Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Saturday at 5 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. and is dark on Monday. Ticket prices range from $48-$168 plus all applicable taxes and LET fees.
JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of 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. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were thirty. The show features hits such as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” “Oh, What a Night” and many more.
JERSEY BOYS is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. The Las Vegas production is staged by the entire original Broadway creative team, led by director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo. JERSEY BOYS has scenic design by Klara Zieglerova, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Steve Canyon Kennedy and projections design by Michael Clark. The orchestrations are by Steve Orich and the music direction and vocal arrangements by Ron Melrose.
For additional information, please visit www.JerseyBoysVegas.com.
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