Tony-Winning Musical Jersey Boys Becomes 14th Longest-Running Broadway Show
14 Jan 2014
As of the 7 PM Jan. 14 performance, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys will become the 14th longest-running show in Broadway history, surpassing Grease, with 3,389 performances.
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 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."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.