Jersey boys tells the tale of four young men from Newark who rose to become one of the most iconic bands of all time with hits spanning five decades, and if you don't know Frankie Valley and the Four seasons you will definitely be aware of their music. Sing along to their greatest hits such as 'Sherry', 'Big Girls Don't Cry', Can't Take My Eyes Off of You' and the classic 'December 63 (Oh, What a Night) ', whilst experiencing the highs and lows, the heartaches and the triumphs of these boys from the wrong side of the tracks who went on to sell an estimated 100 million records worldwide.
With music and lyrics by Bob Crewe and the Four Seasons own Bob Gaudio, this multi award winning show is directed by Des McAnuff with a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The show is split into four acts or seasons each narrated by a different member of the group Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi and Tommy De Vito who all bring a distinctive and widely varied recollection of the history of the band.
With many of the original Broadway creative team on board such as choreographer Sergio Trujillo, production designer Klara Zieglerova, lighting director Howell Binkley and costume designer Jess Goldstein, McAnuff has created a musical extravaganza that will stay with you long after the final notes and applause have faded.
Having been seen by over 2 million people in London alone isn't it time you went and saw what all the fuss is about, although you will probably be humming their hits for months afterwards.
PLEASE NOTE: that the show is very authentic including the language used which may be unsuitable for younger viewers, so parental guidance is advised.History of Jersey Boys
After a successful dry run at the University of California in San Diego, the show first opened on Broadway in 2005, since then it has moved onto a national tour with productions in Las Vegas, Chicago and Philadelphia. The show has also become an international hit with performances in Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney and of course London's famous West End. Why book London Theatre Breaks to see Jersey Boys?
With a huge number of sing a long classics for all ages, Jersey Boys is a fantastic experience for friends and family alike, in fact the only problem may be not wanting to leave when the show has finished. Booking with Hotel Direct you are also able to enjoy the show knowing you saved money on both your tickets and accommodation.Awards and what the critics say
Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical as well as a host of international awards such as the What's on Stage and Laurence Olivier "Best New Musical" the show also won a coveted Grammy for Best Show Album in 2007.
THIS PRODUCTION IS IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN!- Sunday Telegraph, Tim Walker
Oh What a Night!
... high octane show justifies its transfer...- The Times, Benedict Nightingale
A big band of a show that should be around for far longer than just the four seasons.- Time Out, Jane EdwardesInteresting Facts about Jersey Boys
- A film of the story was released in 2014 and was directed by Clint Eastwood.
- Frankie Valli had a recurring role in the critically acclaimed TV show the Sopranos.
- 1964 when Beatlemania hit America was the groups best ever year for record sales.
- Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons are the only band to have a Top 10 Billboard hit in the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's.