TORONTO THEATRE NEWS
Toronto production of Jersey Boys will close on August 22
(Wednesday, June 30, 2010)
Dancap Productions has announced that the Toronto production of Jersey Boys will close on August 22, 2010, the date the show will celebrate its two-year anniversary. The show will have played 830 performances, with more than one millions tickets sold.
Directed by Tony Award winning Director, Des McAnuff, The Toronto production of Jersey Boys started performances on August 21, 2010. The musical set box office records, and became the longest running musical in the history of the Theatre Centre for the Arts, surpassing the long runs of Show Boat (703 performances), Sunset Boulevard (365 performances), and Ragtime (326 performances). It received seven nominations for the 2009 Dora Mavor Awards, and won three (Outstanding Direction of a Musical for Des McAnuff, Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Principal Role in a Musical for Jeff Madden, as well as the Audience Choice Awards).
"We owe a huge thanks to the City of Toronto," said Aubrey Dan, President of Dancap Productions. "Toronto embraced JERSEY BOYS from the start and it was thrilling to see audiences celebrate this incredible story and timeless music. We are very proud of the accomplishments as we share this great success with the entire Company of JERSEY BOYS, our partner Dodger Theatricals from New York, our employees and the Toronto Centre for the Arts. We especially thank the audiences that came from all over the world who made it all possible."
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