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A Worldwide Sensation! Important Dates for Jersey Boys

We’re going to pretend its December 1963 again when the national tour of the Broadway hit, Jersey Boys, comes to State Theatre New Jersey on December 3-4! Here is a timeline of some of the musical’s memorable moments:

October 5, 2004: Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse at University of California, San Diego, and ran for three months 

October 4, 2005: Premiered on Broadway at the August Wilson Theater 

June 11, 2006: Jersey Boys wins Best Musical at the 60th Annual Tony® Awards along with three other Tonys® for Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, and Best Lighting Design in a Musical 

December 10, 2006: First national tour begins in San Francisco at the Curran Theater 

May 2007: A second company put on Jersey Boys at the Curran Theater 

September 16, 2007: Second company of Jersey Boys is featured on the 59th Primetime Emmy® Awards 

October 2007: Second company traveled to from Curran Theater to Chicago’s Bank of America Theater for an open-ended run 

May 3, 2008: Las Vegas company opens with a majority of Chicago’s cast at the Palazzo Hotel 

February 2008Jersey Boys goes to the West End with same creative team as Broadway 

December 12, 2008: Toronto production of Jersey Boys opens at the Toronto Centre for the Arts 

March 2, 2009Jersey Boys wins the Laurence Olivier Award for best musical on West End 

July 4, 2009: Australian production of Jersey Boys opens at the Princess Theater in Melbourne, Australia 

September 6, 2010Jersey Boys wins Best Musical at the 10th Helpmann Awards in Australia 

March 6, 2012: After a two-month hiatus, the Jersey Boys Las Vegas production moves from the Palazzo Hotel to Paris Las Vegas 

November 23, 2012: Singapore production opens with an all-South African cast at the Marina Bay Sands 

April 3, 2013-April 27, 2014: Singapore company travels and performs in South Africa, Turkey, South Korea, and Malaysia 

September 4, 2014: UK national tour of Jersey Boys opens 

December 2014: Month-long U.S. tour 

September 22, 2015Jersey Boys became the 12th longest running Broadway show with 4,093 performances 

July 1, 2016Jersey Boys opens in Toyko, Japan at the Theatre Creaation  

March 2016-March 2017: U.S tour in 19 cities 

January 15, 2017: Broadway run of Jersey Boys closes with 4,692 performances 

October 2017: International tour opens at the Dubai Opera 

November 2017: January 2018: International tour went to China 

November 22, 2017Jersey Boys opens Off-Broadway at New World Stages

By Kerriann Ring
 

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