Jersey Boys tells the musical tale of the 1960's phenomenon, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, who swept the recording world with their unique sound, catchy tunes, and youthful energy. This Tony Award-winning musical has lived up to the legendary success of the Four Seasons by conquering Broadway, London's West End, Las Vegas, and numerous cities around the world.
The musical stage adaption of the real-life success story of working class music hopefuls, Jersey Boys features the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The group included Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi, a group of blue-collar friends who experienced a meteoric rise to fame even though they were from the wrong side of the tracks. In a time when studio executives carefully crafted the careers of their signed singers, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound, and sold 175 million records worldwide before they were thirty years old, becoming one of the most successful American sensations in the history of pop music. The stage production of Jersey Boys features their biggest hit songs, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What A Night,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and “Working My Way Back To You.”
Jersey Boys opened on Broadway to critical and audience acclaim on November 6, 2005, at the August Wilson Theatre. Since then, the show has launched productions around the United States and the world. The show currently plays in New York, Las Vegas, London, Brisbane, Australia, as well as two National Tours in the U.S.. A new company will premiere the Jersey Boys in Singapore in November, 2012.
The 2012 Broadway cast of Jersey Boys is led by Matt Bogart as "Nick Massi," Drew Gehling as "Bob Gaudio," Jeremy Kushnier as "Tommy DeVito," as three of the Four Seasons with Jarrod Spector as lead front man "Frankie Valli." Gehling previously played the role of "Bob Gaudio" in the Jersey Boys productions of Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago, and Broadway. Kushnier has played the role of "Tommy DeVito" in other companies of the show, including Chicago, Las Vegas, and Toronto. Jarrod Spector is a favorite with Broadway audiences, where he has played the role of "Frankie Valli" throughout the last four years. Spector has also appeared in other Jersey Boys productions including the national tour and in Chicago.
They "Four Seasons" are joined on stage by Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito. The ensemble members of the cast also include Miles Aubrey, Candi Boyd, Jared Bradshaw, Cara Cooper, Ken Dow, John Edwards, Russell Fischer, Kristofer McKneeley, Katie O’Toole, Joe Payne, Jessica Rush, Dominic Scaglione Jr., Nathan Scherich, Sara Schmidt and Taylor Sternberg.
Jersey Boys is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, who also directed the 2012 Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar, and is choreographed by Sergio Trujillo.
Jersey Boys was the recipient of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical, winning statues for producers Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Pelican Group, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Latitude Link, and Rick Steiner/Osher/Staton/Bell/Mayerson Group. John Lloyd Young won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, and Christian Hoff won the Tony for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical. Lighting Designer Howell Binkley won the Tony for Best Lighting Design for his work on Jersey Boys.
The Broadway production also won the 2006 Outer Critics Circle & Drama League Awards for Best Musical.
The London West End production of Jersey Boys won the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical. The London production also won the UK People’s Choice as well as the What’s on Stage Awards for Best New Musical in 2009. The Toronto production won three Dora Awards, including the Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Production. The Australian production earned the 2010 Helpmann Award for Australia’s Best Musical in addition to seven Victorian Green Room Awards.
The Original Broadway Cast Recording, produced by Bob Gaudio, received the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
As of September 22, 2012, Jersey Boys surpassed Jerry Herman's iconic show, Hello, Dolly!, as the 18th longest-running production in Broadway history with 2,845 performances.
For show information and to get tickets, visit the show's website.