'Jersey Boys' to close in the West End

The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Jersey Boys will play its final performance at the Trafalgar Theatre after over 1,000 performances.

Kate Riley
Kate Riley

Jersey Boys will close on 4 January 2024 after three successful years in London's West End at the Trafalgar Theatre.

The award-winning musical follows the remarkable journey of the iconic 1960s rock 'n' roll group, The Four Seasons. The story follows the rise to fame of the group's members: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi, from the gritty streets of New Jersey to international stardom.

The musical features hit songs such as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," and "Walk Like a Man." Find out more about Jersey Boys in our guide.

"It's been 18 years since the first inception of Jersey Boys, with over 30 million people having seen the musical worldwide and almost 300 actors having donned the famous red jacket," Howard Panter, producer for Trafalgar Theatre Productions, said in a statement. "It has been magnificent to see London audiences truly embrace the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons over the last three years, with packed houses and standing ovations every night. Fans of the musical can enjoy extra performances over the festive period, and I'm incredibly proud of our talented West End cast who will lead the show into its final performances at the Trafalgar Theatre."

Jersey Boys is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. The creative team also includes director Des McAnnuff, choreographer Sergio Trujillo, set designer Klara Zieglerova, costume designer Jess Goldstein, lighting designer Howell Binkley, sound designer Steve Canyon Kennedy, and projection designer Michael Clark.

Who is in the cast of Jersey Boys?

Luke Suri (Frankie Valli), Karl James Wilson (Nick Massi), Peter Nash (Tommy DeVito), and Declan Egan (Bob Gaudio) lead the cast as The Four Seasons for the final performances.

Joining them are Joey Cornish (Joe Pesci), Joseph Peters (Bob Crewe), Andy Barke (Gyp De Carlo), Kirsty Whelan (Mary Delgado), Oliver Tester (Norm Waxman/Hank Majewski), Jacob McIntosh (Barry Belson), Gracie Lai (Lorraine), and Rosie Needham (Francine). The ensemble also includes Danny Knott, Bonnie Page, Olly Manley, Daniel Parkinson, Matthew Lawrence, and Pearce Barron.

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