‘Jersey Boys’ To Close After 11 Years On Broadway
Broadway hit Jersey Boys, based on the musical career of the Four Seasons, is ending after eleven years.
JERSEY BOYS TO CLOSE IN JANUARY 2017 AFTER 11 YEARS
The musical, which opened in 2005, follows Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio, and Nick Massi, and features 20 hit songs including “Oh, What A Night” and “Sherry.”
The play won the 2006 Tony for Best Musical, a Grammy for best cast album, and has grossed over $2 billion worldwide. Producer Michael David said the show’s popularity will be hard to replicate. It has attracted a diverse audience and has a variety of different pulls engaging different types of viewers. And most surprisingly of all, men have been interested in the show, which is generally a difficult audience for a Broadway show.
“I can’t think of a show that has attracted and surprised men like this does – men who wouldn’t be caught dead in a Broadway show,” David said. “And they return. That’s a lot of our business: people who bring back someone else to see it again.”
A film based on the show came out in 2015 directed by Clint Eastwood, but it did not meet with positive reviews.
The last performance will take place on Jan. 15, 2017 after more than 4,600 shows at the August Wilson Theatre. It holds the record for the 12th-longest running Broadway show.
Watch the a Jersey Boys performance at the 2009 Tony Awards below.