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Jersey Boys to leave London’s theatreland after nine years

Jukebox musical Jersey Boys is to close in London’s West End West End after nine years.
The show, which follows the story of 1960s rock and roll group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, has wowed audiences in the British capital since opening at the Prince Edward Theatre in March 2008.
However the show will finally close at the Piccadilly Theatre, where it moved in 2014, in March next year (17).
Jersey Boys tells the story of how the band rose from the mean streets of Newark, New Jersey, to become one of America’s and the world’s most popular acts. A film version directed by Clint Eastwood was released in 2014.
After closing in the West End the musical, which features many of the band’s hits including Sherry, Walk Like a Man and Big Girls Don’t Cry, will embark upon a U.K. tour.
Speaking to WhatsOnStage.com, the show’s producer Michael David said, “Our time in London has been extraordinary, and we hope audiences around the UK will continue to embrace Jersey Boys as we bring the show to their hometowns.”
Michael admitted that despite Jersey Boys beginning a successful Broadway run in 2005, also ending next year (17), he was surprised at the show’s success in the U.K.
“We hoped that West End audiences would embrace it, but you never imagine it’ll multiply and resonate as much as it has.
“We couldn’t be more proud of the cast and crew who gave their all every night, and are profoundly grateful to the audiences who returned that energy without fail.”
The U.K. tour will begin in Birmingham, England in December 2017.

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