Jersey Boys Ends Legendary Run on Broadway

A classic Broadway musical has recently come to an end. “Jersey Boys” has enchanted countless people during its run of 12 years. It even spawned a feature film that was directed by Clint Eastwood. However, it should be noted that the first performances of “Jersey Boys” in 2004 were not performed on Broadway. They took place at the La Jolla Playhouse. “Jersey Boys” tells the story of Bob Crewe and how he came to become the primary songwriter for Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the 1960s. The classic music of this legendary pop group combined with the compelling rags to riches story made the show a hit that has endured for more than 4,600 shows.

 

One of the interesting things about “Jersey Boys” is the fact that the actor who was the first to play Bob Crewe when the show started 12 years ago also played him in the show’s final performance. Peter Gregus completed a run the likes of which has never been seen before in the history of Broadway. Crewe realizes how lucky he has been to be able to play a key role in a successful musical for so many years. He has said that he is grateful for the opportunity he was given and that the role changed his life.

 

The success of “Jersey Boys” succeeded in bringing the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to many people who were not familiar with it. Young people who were not born until several decades after The Four Seasons had their last hit could be seen singing along at many of the performances. Gregus said that is one of the greatest benefits of doing a show like this. You get to see people smiling and sharing in the joy the characters are experiencing while you are performing timeless songs.

 

Vegas “Jersey Boys” to Close

If you’ve ever wanted to see the Las Vegas production of “Jersey Boys,” get your tickets now. After eight years on the Strip, making it the longest-running Broadway production in Vegas history, the show will end its run on September 18 at Paris Las Vegas.

The jukebox musical made its Broadway debut in 2005 with a book by Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman. It tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, a group that became popular in the 1960s. It uses their original music to chronicle the rise and fall of the band.

It was an instant success when it opened at the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas in 2008. Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio and Tommy DeVito — the surviving members of the Four Seasons — attended the opening and gave it their enthusiastic endorsement.

The show moved to the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in 2012, where it has remained until now. By the time the show closes, it will have featured nearly 3,300 performances.

So far there’s been no announcement as to what will take the musical’s place.

The production has promised to honor tickets that have already been purchased for shows after September 18. They’re offering two choices. Fans can either exchange their ticket for an earlier showing of “Jersey Boys,” or they can request a refund. If this applies to you, contact the vendor from which you purchased your tickets.