Eighteen-time Emmy Award-winning HBO series “The Sopranos” will receive a special musical salute from Broadway’s “Jersey Boys” at the 59th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS airing live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Sunday, Sept. 16 (8:00-11:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
“We would be remiss if we didn’t recognize the longtime contribution to television by one of our medium’s most creative and durable drama series, ‘The Sopranos.’ In a keystone segment of this year’s telecast, the cast of Broadway’s hottest show will honor the other Jersey boys with a musical send-off featuring songs from the Jersey Boys’ score,” said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the 59th Primetime Emmy® Awards.
“The Sopranos,” which recently concluded its six-season run, leads all series with 15 Primetime Emmy® nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (James Gandolfini), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Edie Falco), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Michael Imperioli), two for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Lorraine Bracco, Aida Turturro), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Tim Daly), Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Alan Taylor), and three for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (series creator David Chase, Terence Winter and Matthew Weiner and David Chase).
The 2006 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, “Jersey Boys” is a Broadway success story. Taking audiences beyond the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, it follows the rags-to-rock-to-riches tale of four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom. The show features such hits as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” “Oh, What a Night” and more.