One of London’s best loved musicals, Jersey Boys, has announced that it will close on Sunday 26 March 2017 following nine amazing years in London. The musical, about the rise to fame of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, is currently the sixth longest musical running in the West End and in 2015 was voted one of the most popular musicals in London.
Producer Michael David said, “When we brought JERSEY BOYS here nine years ago, we hoped it was a good idea and that West End audiences would embrace it, but you never imagine it’ll multiply and resonate as much as it has. We couldn’t be more proud of the cast and crew who gave their all every night, and are profoundly grateful to the audiences who returned that energy without fail. Our time in London has been extraordinary, and we hope audiences around the UK will continue to embrace JERSEY BOYS as we bring the show to their hometowns.”
Jersey Boys first opened in London at the Prince Edward Theatre on 18 March 2008. It became a successful film directed by Clint Eastwood in 2014 and, in the same year, in London, it moved to the Piccadilly Theatre.
The show will go out on a national tour from December 2017, starting at the New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham.
The London cast of Jersey Boys is led by Matt Corner as Frankie Valli, Simon Bailey as Tommy DeVito, Declan Egan as Bob Gaudio and Matt Hunt as Nick Massi. Dayle Hodge plays the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances. Also in the cast are Nicola Brazil, Stuart Dawes, Willemijn de Vries, Mark Dugdale, Leanne Garretty, Lucinda Gill, Nicky Griffiths, Will Haswell, Mark Heenehan, Mark Isherwood, Ben Jennings, Joe Maxwell, Nathaniel Morrison, Dan O’Brien, Chris Stoddart, Helen Ternent and Ben Wheeler.