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The "Jersey Boys" are (from left) Jason Kappus as Bob Gaudio, Colby Foytik as Tommy DeVito, Brad Weinstock as Frankie Valli, and Brandon Andrus as Nick Massi (photo by Joan Marcus)

Oh, What a Show: “Jersey Boys” Will Rock Durham Performing Arts Center for 24 Shows Oct. 30-Nov. 18

On Oct. 30-Nov. 4 and Nov. 6-11 and 13-18, the Durham Performing Arts Center will present “Jersey Boys,” a rousing backstage musical based on the meteoric rise of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons from the mean streets of Mafia-infested neighborhoods of Newark, NJ, to international stardom. “Jersey Boys” is not just another jukebox musical; it is an unflinching look at the origins of the American super-group The Four Seasons, and it is R-rated for language.

Triangle Broadway fans will experience the 2011 Tony ® Award winning landmark theater event WAR HORSE, and the must see show of the year, the Durham premiere of JERSEY BOYS. Inspired by an electrifying true story MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is sure to get you to your feet. Audiences will be mesmerized by the new production of the legendary love story JEKYLL & HYDE starring Constantine Maroulis. And the irresistible Broadway magic of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS. The season closes out with spring time performances of Broadway’s best new revival ANYTHING GOES, the best two hours on Broadway PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and Broadway’s funniest new hit musical SISTER ACT.

“New York Has Never Been So Close”

We’re calling this our “New York Has Never Been So Close” season, since seven of our eight shows are current hits in New York and one is on its way to Broadway.