Jersey Boys to close on Broadway after 11 years
Jersey Boys, the Tony award-winning musical based on the career of the Four Seasons, is closing on Broadway after 11 years.
The final performance will take place on January 15 after more than 4,600 shows at the August Wilson Theatre.
It is the 12th-longest running show in Broadway history.
The musical, which opened in 2005, tells the story of Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi and features 20 Four Seasons songs, including Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and Oh, What A Night.
It won the Tony for best musical, a Grammy for best cast album and has been seen by more than 13 million people across the world.
It has also grossed more than 2 billion dollars worldwide and been seen by an estimated 24 million people in 11 countries. A film adaptation by Clint Eastwood came out in 2015.
The show has in the past few years seen a gradual decline in ticket sales. Last week, it pulled in about 540,000 dollars over eight performances, a typical haul for the past few months but far less than its 1,150,000 dollars potential. The last time it broke the 600,000-dollar mark was April.
The show continues to tour throughout North America and the United Kingdom. Mark Ballas will be the final actor to take on the role of Frankie Valli on Broadway, making his debut on October 18.