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'Jersey Boys' Goes Smoke-Free

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A popular Chicago musical is now smoke-free thanks to the city’s smoking ban.

music: “Bye, Bye, Baby”

Chicago’s Jersey Boys production has said “bye-bye” to cigarettes. The city’s smoking ban has forced the cast to quit smoking on-stage even though the play is set in the 1950s and ‘60s when smoking was popular.

Authorities say an irate theatergoer lodged a complaint. The on-stage habit was phased out last week after the show received a violation notice from the Public Health Department. But Broadway in Chicago, which puts on the show, says it hopes the change is temporary so that “Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons can live again like they did in the sixties.”

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