By Michael Gioia
14 Jan 2014
Jersey Boys opened on Broadway Nov. 6, 2005, at the August Wilson Theatre, where it still plays. The show has been seen by over 18 million people worldwide (as of July 2013) and is currently playing in New York; Las Vegas; London; in cities across the U.S. on a national tour, The Netherlands and Seoul, South Korea.
The Broadway company stars Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Drew Gehling (Bob Gaudio) and Richard H. Blake (Tommy DeVito) and Dominic Scaglione, Jr. (Frankie Valli) with Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito, and Miles Aubrey, Erik Bates, Candi Boyd, Jared Bradshaw, Joseph Leo Bwarie, Ken Dow, Russell Fischer, John Edwards, Katie O'Toole, Mauricio Perez, Joe Payne, Nathan Scherich, Sara Schmidt and Katie Webber.
The musical, according to press notes, "is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi, about a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty."