The outstanding original three stars of the great hit musical Jersey Boys are countersuing the show's creators in an effort to carry on their touring concert, titled The Boys in Concert. In March the Jersey Boys playwrights, Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio of the Four Seasons, the 1960s group on which the musical is based, sued the four singers, saying they were performing a copycat show. The great four singers make reference to their cachet because cast members of Jersey Boys through the show and their bios play up their roles, including Hoff's Tony Award in the role of Tommy DeVito. Their countersuit claims $1 million in damages and alleges the use of bully tactics by the Jersey Boys innovative team in an effort to injure the livelihood and the reputations" of the former stars. Michael Ingersoll and the current stars from Chicago’s long-running production of the hit Broadway musical “Jersey Boys” are returning to Elgin Community College’s Arts Center for an encore after last season’s sellout performances. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 and 5 p.m. Nov. 14 at the arts center, on the main campus, 1700 Spartan Drive. Ingersoll and his former “Jersey Boys” cast mates will be simultaneously for the complete show, performing oldies, Rat Pack melodies and doo-wop hits with a 15-piece orchestra. Other highlights include the performers’ experiences during “Jersey Boys,” which ended its Chicago run Jan. 10 and in show business.
The great news for the fans of the Toronto Production Jersey Boys, the Tony-winning musical will play its final performance at the Toronto Centre for the Arts on Aug. 22, the date of the show's second anniversary at that Canadian venue. The Jersey Boys musical made its Toronto premiere as a limited commitment Aug. 21, 2008. After opening to enthusiastic reviews, Jersey Boys became a resident production on Dec. 12, 2008. It is now the longest-running musical in the history of the Toronto Centre for the Arts. The great musical Jersey Boys according to press notes is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, the Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. It's a journey of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music vibrations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide all before they were 30. The Broadway’s smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS, The Story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons is set to take Sydney by storm, opening at the Theatre Royal on September 18, 2010. The winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical, Jersey Boys features 20 Four Seasons hit songs including “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Rag Doll”, “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes off You. Pick up your Jersey Boys musical tickets now and be a part of the magnificence of the Jersey Boys!