The Tony-winning Jersey Boys played its final performance at the August Wilson Theatre January 15, concluding a healthy Broadway run of over 11 years. Now, the musical charting the rise of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons will work its way back to New York.
The Des McAnuff-helmed musical will resume performances—this time at Off-Broadway’s New World Stages—in November. Dates and casting will be announced at a later time.
This is not the first musical to make the move from the Great White Way to New World Stages. Avenue Q continues to play the below-ground venue after ending its Broadway run in 2009; Million Dollar Quartet—another musical about recording legends—played a year-long run there after concluding its stint at the Nederlander Theatre.
Jersey Boys officially opened on Broadway November 6, 2005; the following year, it won four Tony Awards including Best Musical. The show incorporates a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, plus music of the ‘60s—including myriad hits from The Four Seasons—to explore the group’s legacy through the lenses of its members: Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio, and Nick Massi.
The creative team also includes choreographer Sergio Trujillo, music supervisor Ron Melrose, and orchestrator Steve Orich.
A number of international productions have brought the music of The Four Seasons to stages around the world, including Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, Tokyo. The West End engagement ended its nine-year run at London's Piccadilly Theatre in March.