I first saw Jersey Boys when it opened in the West End in March 2008, at the Prince Edward Theatre, and recently checked my diary to see what I'd said about it at the time. My comment was short and sweet “Probably the best musical I've ever seen.” Many musicals have come and gone in the last eight years, and this one in particular has changed venues – it is now playing at the Piccadilly Theatre. I was interested to see if the show could still entertain me. Read more
"They were just four ordinary guys from New Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again."
The internationally acclaimed musical Jersey Boys continues to play in London's West End, now at the Piccadilly Theatre where it concludes its incredible nine year run on 26 March 2017. After initially opening on Broadway in 2005 where it won four Tony Awards including the top award for Best Musical, the show has since had two North American National Tours and multiple productions in Las Vegas, Chicago, Toronto, Melbourne, Singapore and South Africa.
The original West End production won the 2009 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical and included Ryan Molloy as Frankie Valli, Stephen Ashfield as Bob Gaudio, Glenn Carter as Tommy DeVito and Philip Bulcock as Nick Massi.
Featuring music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Jersey Boys features the hit songs "December 1963 (Oh What A Night)", "Can’t Take My Eyes Off You", "Sherry", "Walk Like A Man", "Bye Bye Baby", "Big Girls Don’t Cry" and many more.
Jersey Boys tells the rise and fall of the formation, success and eventual break-up of the 1960s rock 'n roll group The Four Seasons. Told in a documentary-style format, this jukebox musical dramatizes the remarkable story structured as four "seasons", each narrated by a different member of the original band who give their own perspective on both the history and the iconic music.