After nine years in the West End, hit musical Jersey Boys will hang up its red jackets for good at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 26th March 2017.
Having won numerous awards including Tony and Olivier Awards for Best New Musical, Jersey Boys is currently the sixth longest running musical in the West End and will close at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 26th March 2017.
But the producers have also announced that the show will go on a second national tour from December 2017.
Producer Michael David said: “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.”
The musical originally opened in London at the Prince Edward Theatre in March 2008, before moving to the Piccadilly Theatre in 2014. Meanwhile, the show embarked on its first UK tour in 2014, running for 18 months from the 4 September 2014 to 5 March 2016. The second UK tour will open at the New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham in December 2017.
Currently, the cast includes: 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.
Jersey Boys tells the true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to fortune from the wrong side of the tracks. The show is jammed packed with their hit songs including Beggin’, Sherry, Walk Like A Man, December, 1963 (Oh What a Night) and Big Girls Don’t Cry.
The musical was written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. It is directed by Des McAnuff and is choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, with scenic design by Klara Zieglerova, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Steve Canyon Kennedy and projection design by Michael Clark.
Jersey Boys will play at the Piccadilly Theatre until the 26th March 2017. To book tickets visit: ATG Tickets, Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.