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  SECOND NATIONAL TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR
 TONY, GRAMMY AND OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL




                             DIRECTED BY DES McANUFF
      NEW PRODUCTION LAUNCHES IN DECEMBER 2011

(June 2, 2011) – Due to overwhelming demand across North America, the producers have announced a
second touring production of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY
BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, launching in Philadelphia, PA at the Forrest
Theater on December 6, 2011 for a six week engagement. Press opening night is scheduled for
December 9, 2011. Additional tour dates for both National Touring Companies are listed below.

Producer Michael David: “We are thrilled that the public’s interest in JERSEY BOYS has generated
the demand for a second North American touring production. We continue to be amazed and humbled
at how universally this story and its music seem to touch people; from San Francisco to Schenectady,
and around the world – Toronto, Australia, London, and hopefully beyond.”

Mark Schweppe, Senior Director of Theatre Operations for The Shubert Organization: “JERSEY
BOYS had a phenomenal premiere engagement at the Forrest Theater in Fall 2010, having electrified
over 140,000 theatergoers. JERSEY BOYS holds the top 9 box office grosses at the Forrest, and we
look forward to having the show back in town with the launch of the new company.”

JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award® for
Best Musical Show Album, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical and the 2010 Helpmann
Award for Best Musical (Australia).

Directed by two-time Tony® Award-winner Des McAnuff, JERSEY BOYS is written by Academy
Award-winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob
Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

JERSEY BOYS opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6,
2005. The JERSEY BOYS First National Tour opened to rave reviews in San Francisco on December
1, 2006, played a record-breaking run in Los Angeles and is still breaking house records in cities across
North America. When the Second National Tour launches in December, there will be six worldwide
productions of JERSEY BOYS: New York, London, Las Vegas, Sydney, Australia, and two US
National tours. As of April 24, 2011, JERSEY BOYS worldwide has grossed over $1.1 billion dollars
and been seen by approximately 12.5 million people.
Dates Announced For JERSEY BOYS
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Catch a sneak peek of Jersey Boys! Log on to www.JerseyBoysTour.com/watch.

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 JERSEY BOYS design and production team comprises Klara Zieglerova (Scenic Design), Jess
Goldstein (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (winner of the 2006 Tony® Award for his Lighting
Design of JERSEY BOYS), Steve Canyon Kennedy (Sound Design), Michael Clark (Projections
Design), Charles LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Orich (Orchestrations) and Ron Melrose
(Music Direction, Vocal Arrangements & Incidental Music).

JERSEY BOYS is produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin
Kinsella, Pelican Group, with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner.

UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

JERSEY BOYS / Second National Tour
Philadelphia, PA        Forrest Theatre           Begins December 6, 2011
Dayton, OH              Schuster PAC              January 17 – February 5, 2012
Toledo, OH              Stranahan Theater         February 7-26, 2012
Schenectady, NY         Proctor’s Theatre         February 28 – March 18, 2012
Kalamazoo, MI           Miller Auditorium         March 20 – April 1, 2012
Rochester, NY           Auditorium Theatre        April 3–29, 2012
Kansas City, MO         Music Hall                May 2–20, 2012
Atlanta, GA             Fox Theatre               May 22 – June 10, 2012
Dallas, TX              AT&T PAC                  June 12 – July 15, 2012
Additional cities to be announced

JERSEY BOYS / First National Tour
Cleveland, OH           State Theater             June 22 – July 17, 2011
Milwaukee, WI           Marcus Center             July 20 – August 14, 2011
Columbus, OH            Ohio Theatre              August 17 – September 4, 2011
Omaha, NE               Orpheum Theatre           September 7-25, 2011
East Lansing, MI        The Wharton Center        September 28 – October 16, 2011
Hartford, CT            The Bushnell              October 19 – November 6, 2011
Ft. Lauderdale, FL      Broward Center            January 11-29, 2012
Ft. Myers, FL           Barbara Mann Hall         February 1-19, 2012
Charlotte, NC           Blumenthal Center         February 22 – March 11, 2012
Jacksonville, FL        Times Union Theatre       March 13 – April 1, 2012
Tulsa, OK               Chapman Music Hall        June 6-24, 2012
Calgary, Alberta        Jubilee Auditorium        June 28 – July 15, 2012
Portland, OR            Keller Auditorium         July 18 – August 12, 2012
Edmonton, Alberta Jubilee Auditorium              August 15 – September 2, 2012
Vancouver, BC           Queen Elizabeth Theatre   September 5-23, 2012
Saskatoon, SK           TCU Place                 September 26 – October 13, 2012
Additional cities to be announced

Casting for the Second National Tour will be announced in the Fall. For more information on JERSEY
BOYS, go to www.JerseyBoysTour.com.
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The Original Broadway Cast Recording of JERSEY BOYS, produced by Bob Gaudio, was certified
Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The cast recording is now available on
Rhino Records. JERSEY BOYS: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Broadway
Books) is the official handbook to the smash Broadway hit.


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