The first UK dates for the second tour of the hit West End and Broadway musical have been announced.
Following popular demand, producers of Jersey Boys have announced that a second UK tour of the hit musical will open at the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham on the 16th December 2017.
The news comes as the West End production prepares to finish its run at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 26th March, after nine years in London. It first opened at the Prince Edward Theatre on the 18th March 2008, moving to the Piccadilly Theatre in 2014.
Jersey Boys is the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks. These four boys from New Jersey became one of the most successful bands in pop history, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and sold 175 million records worldwide, all before they turned 30. The show is packed with their hits, including Beggin’, Sherry, Walk Like A Man, December, 1963 (Oh What a Night), Big Girls Don’t Cry, My Eyes Adored You and Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got).
It has won numerous awards including Broadway’s Tony, London’s Olivier and Australia’s Helpmann Awards for Best New Musical and has been seen by 24 million people worldwide. It is currently on a US tour, having finally closed on Broadway in January as the twelfth longest running show on Broadway.
The show was written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. This national and UK touring production includes in its original Broadway creative team including director Des McAnuff, choreography 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.
Tour dates that have been confirmed so far include:
16 Dec 2017 – 6 Jan 2018 Birmingham New Alexandra
9 – 20 January Liverpool Empire
23 January – 3 February Milton Keynes Theatre
6 – 17 February Stoke Regent Theatre
20 February – 3 March Hull New Theatre
20 – 31 March Sunderland Empire
3 – 14 April Glasgow King’s Theatre
Further dates and casting have yet to be confirmed.