JERSEY BOYS London, the internationally acclaimed hit musical, tells the remarkable rise to stardom of one of the most successful bands in pop music history.
Enjoy the story of a group of working class boys growing up on the wrong side of the tracks who went on to become one of the greatest pop music success stories of all time – Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Have you seen the rags-to-riches story of four blue-collar young men who are working their way up from the Newark streets to the dizzy heights of stardom.
This is the unforgettable story of the Jersey Boys which is a Broadway musical sensation, opening in London’s West End in February 2008.
The musical includes classic hits such as: Working My Way Back To You, Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like a Man, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Bye Bye Baby, Baby Goodbye and so many more classic hits.
History of the Jersey Boys musical
Jersey Boys has music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The musical is organised as four “seasons”, each narrated by a different member of the band who gives his own perspective on its history and music. The title refers to the fact that the members of The Four Seasons are from New Jersey.
The musical opened on Broadway in 2005 and has subsequently had two US National Tours and productions in US cities, London, Australia, Singapore, South Africa, The Netherlands and elsewhere. Jersey Boys has won four 2006 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and the 2009 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. The show has won 55 major awards worldwide.
Jersey Boys premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse at University of California, San Diego on October 5, 2004 and ran through to January 16, 2005. Christian Hoff, David Norona, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer played roles of The Four Seasons. At the end of this run, Norona, who originated the role of Frankie Valli, had to be replaced because he had a problem with his voice. John Lloyd Young, who had in the first place auditioned for the role of Tommy DeVito, got the part.
The musical began previews on Broadway on October 4, 2005 and officially opened on November 6, 2005 at the August Wilson Theatre. The cast starred John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli, Christian Hoff as Tommy DeVito, Daniel Reichard as Bob Gaudio, and J. Robert Spencer as Nick Massi.
The first national US tour of the musical began on December 10, 2006, at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco and went on to play in 38 cities.
The musical made its West End debut at London’s Prince Edward Theatre in February 2008, with Opening Night on 18th March 2008. The creative team were the same that took the production to Broadway. The principal cast were Ryan Molloy as Frankie Valli, Stephen Ashfield as Bob Gaudio, Glenn Carter as Tommy DeVito, Stuart Milligan as DeCarlo and Tom Lorcan as Donnie/Knuckles. The production won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
The production moved to the Piccadilly Theatre on March 15, 2014, which was the same day that John Lloyd Young took over the role of Frankie Valli. Ryan Molloy left the production on March 9, 2014, the same day the show left the Prince Edward Theatre, after six years in the lead role, making him the longest-running star in a West End musical.
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Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes