A smash hit on Broadway and in the West End, Jersey Boys tells the story of how four blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks – Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi – became one of the biggest American pop bands of the 1960s, selling 175 million records worldwide. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story.
The musical premiered on Broadway in November 2005 and won several Tony Awards at the 2006 ceremony, including Best Musical. Jersey Boys has now won 57 major awards around the world, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
The London production of Jersey Boys is staged by the entire Broadway creative team, led by director Des McAnuff (who won an Olivier Award in 1997 for his direction of The Who musical Tommy) and choreographer Sergio Trujillo.
Jersey Boys features many of The Four Seasons’s well-known songs – characterised by the famous falsetto of Valli – including Sherry, Walk Like A Man, December 1963 (Oh What A Night), Bye Bye Baby and Big Girls Don’t Cry.
You know the songs, now discover their story.
Please note, this show contains strong language and may not be appropriate for children aged 12 and under.
Due to overwhelming demand, there will be an extra performance of the West End musical in its final week at the Piccadilly Theatre on Thursday 23 March at 3pm.
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