The NSW Government has once again secured a major event for Sydney with the premiere season of the blockbuster musical Jersey Boys returning next year.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the enduring story and songs of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons continued to resonate with audiences worldwide while finding new legions of fans through the acclaimed musical Jersey Boys.
“Jersey Boys is one of the most successful shows in theatre history and as Australia's home of musical theatre, it's fitting that Sydney will host the return season of this acclaimed production,” Mr Marshall said.
“We expect Jersey Boys to make a triumphant return to Sydney with more than 32,000 overnight visitors expected to travel to the Harbour City to see the production, delivering $21.7 million in visitor expenditure for NSW.”
“The State is reaping the benefits of the NSW Government's significant investment in tourism and major events, and securing top class events such as this will contribute to our goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure by 2020,” Mr Marshall said.
The 2010 Sydney season of Jersey Boys played for 15 months, making it one of the longest running musicals in Sydney's history, attracting both domestic and international audiences.
Producer, Rodney Rigby said, “Having celebrated Jersey Boys becoming the 12th-longest-running musical in Broadway history, Dodger Theatricals, TEG Dainty and myself are thrilled to be opening Jersey Boys at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney in August 2018."
Jersey Boys tells the true-life story of the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, who were one of the most successful bands in pop music history. The band sold more than 175 million records and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for their worldwide hits, including Can't Take My Eyes off You, Walk Like a Man, Bye Bye Baby, Sherry and Big Girls Don't Cry, which all feature in the musical.
Auditions will be held in July and early August this year. Jersey Boys will open at Sydney's Capitol Theatre in August 2018 for a strictly limited season.
To join the waitlist for tickets and receive further information visit www.JerseyBoys.com.au