Jersey Boys 2005

Run Time:
2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 12+
Opened: November 6, 2005
Closing: January 15, 2017

Jersey Boys - 2005 - Broadway History , Info & More

How did four blue-collar kids become one of the greatest successes in pop music history? Find out at Broadway's runaway smash-hit, Jersey Boys. The Tony Award-winning Best Musical of the 2006 takes you up the charts, across the country and behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

As Clive Barnes in the New York Post says, 'It's just too good to be true.' Discover the secret of a 40-year friendship: four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom. And experience electrifying performances of the golden greats that took these guys all the way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 'Sherry,' 'Big Girls Don't Cry,' 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You,' 'Dawn,' 'My Eyes Adored You,' and more. The New York Times says, 'The crowd goes wild!'

Now a Major Motion Picture! Jersey Boys is directed by Des McAnuff, with book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice , music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.


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Raucous in Secaucus
7 / 10

Not to take anything away from the actual, you know, band, but the show's charm is primarily Des McAnuff's doing. The director has no illusions about what drives this sort of show. Jersey Boys may aim only to be a shallow, big-budget, crowd-pleasing jukebox musical, but it's a model of the genre. Admire first the deftness of the storytelling by librettists Marshall Brickman (who co-wrote Annie Hall) and Rick Elice. From the hardscrabble early scenes, which mostly involve band members- rotating in and out of jail ('the Rahway Academy of the Arts,' as the scholar-in-residence DeVito puts it), the script uses a Scorsese trick to race the action along: The boys' narration propels the story by layering exposition right over the songs. Sugar and medicine are calibrated so finely that, almost before you realize it, the boys have traded their horrible clashing pink shirts for the true badge of early-sixties pop success, matching maroon blazers. Buongiorno, groupies.

Jersey Boys
9 / 10

With Jersey Boys, the Broadway musical has finally done right by the jukebox, presenting the Four Seasons' infectiously energetic 1960s tunes as they were intended to be performed. True, the script adheres closely to the dramatic beats of a VH1 biopic: building bridges in the first act, delving into tunnels in the second. But under Des McAnuff's sleek direction, the result feels canny instead of canned. And Bob Gaudio's music, as sung by a dynamic cast and shaped by Steve Canyon Kennedy's exemplary audio design, sounds as good as it ever did (and sometimes—blasphemy!—even better).

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Saenger Theatre - Can't Take My Eyes off the Jersey Boys!
by Jenny Bravo - December 22, 2016


How can one musical contain so many hits? I'll give you a hint: Jersey Boys has the secret recipe. This show is the get-off-your-feet, lipsync-in-your-seat masterpiece that you need to see as soon as possible.

Oh What a Run! Flashback Through JERSEY BOYS' 11 Years on Broadway
by Marissa Sblendorio - January 15, 2017


The producers of the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys recently announced that the Broadway production will end its record-breaking, 11-year run today, Sunday, January 15, 2017 after 4,642 performances at the August Wilson Theatre (245 W 52nd St, NYC).

VIDEO: Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS Perform Medley on 'Wendy Williams'
by Caryn Robbins - December 15, 2016


The cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS stopped by this week's 'The Wendy Williams Show' to perform a medley of hits including "Beggin'" and "Oh What a Night.'

VIDEO: Jordan Roth Shares Video from Milestone JERSEY BOYS Performance
by Ashlee Latimer - December 10, 2016


Oh, what a night! Well, afternoon, in this case. Earlier today, Jersey Boys on Broadway celebrated its 4,600th performance, and producer Jordan Roth captured footage from the exciting performance-check out the video below!

Exclusive Photo Coverage: JERSEY BOYS Bundles Up for Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 10, 2016


The holiday season is not complete without the perfect music to accompany it. 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' is the latest compilation album that embodies the spirit of the season like nothing else can. A project born completely out of love, 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' pairs the casts from famous Broadway musicals with songs that are both classic and new. The result is pure gold that will make you reach for the 'repeat' button over and over again.

Oh What a Night! JERSEY BOYS' Star Mark Ballas Weds Fiance BC Jean
by Caryn Robbins - November 28, 2016


On Friday, November 25th, Dancing With the Stars' pro Mark Ballas, currently making his Broadway debut as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, wed fiancé BC Jean. HAIRSPRAY LIVE star and fellow DWTS' pro Derek Hough served as best man.

Photo Coverage: JERSEY BOYS TOURING COMPANY Celebrates with Stowing Away In (Santa's Sleigh) for Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - November 25, 2016


The holiday season is not complete without the perfect music to accompany it. 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' is the latest compilation album that embodies the spirit of the season like nothing else can. A project born completely out of love, 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' pairs the casts from famous Broadway musicals with songs that are both classic and new. The result is pure gold that will make you reach for the 'repeat' button over and over again.

Mark Ballas and JERSEY BOYS Co-Stars to Headline BROADWAY AT W in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2016


This Sunday, November 20th, 42 Seven Productions in conjunction with IndieFork and W Times Square welcome Mark Ballas and other cast members of Jersey Boys for the eighth installment of the hit Sunday night experience, 'Broadway at W.'

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS Brings Home CO Natives
by Chris Arneson - November 11, 2016


I've seen Jersey Boys three times now, and there's something about it that keeps me working my way back to it.

Backstage with Richard Ridge: The Final Frankie- JERSEY BOYS' Mark Ballas Brings His Act to Broadway!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - November 13, 2016


On Sunday, January 15, 2017, Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys will end its record-breaking, 11-year run after 4,642 performances at the August Wilson Theatre. Who better to conclude the show's epic run than renaissance man Mark Ballas, who is making his Broadway debut as Frankie Valli. Below, watch as the 'Dancing with the Stars' superstar updates us on life at the August Wilson so far!

JERSEY BOYS Cast and Leona Lewis to Perform for Broadway Week on DANCING WITH THE STARS
by Ashlee Latimer - November 6, 2016


According to spoilers for week 9 of season 23 on Dancing with the Stars, Mark Ballas (currently playing Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on Broadway) will serve as the episode's special guest star. Other cast members from the show will join Ballas to perform 'December 1963 (Oh What a Night)' for DWTS' Broadway Week. 

STAGE TUBE: Mark Ballas Shares Warm-Up Video of SHERRY
by Ashlee Latimer - October 22, 2016


On the heels of his debut on the Great White Way, Mark Ballas took to Facebook to share a video of himself and his co-stars warming up with an acoustic version of the famous Four Seasons tune, 'Sherry.' Check out the video below!

Photo Coverage: He's Too Good to Be True... Mark Ballas Takes First Broadway Bows in JERSEY BOYS!
by Walter McBride - October 19, 2016


The Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys just welcomed 'Dancing with the Stars' superstar Mark Ballas, who made his Broadway debut last night in the iconic role of 'Frankie Valli.' He is joined by fellow new cast members Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley in the roles of Tommy DeVito and Bob Gaudio (respectively), as well as Matt Bogart as Nick Massi. Check out photos from the big night below! 

Photo Flash: First Look at DANCING WITH THE STARS' Mark Ballas as 'Frankie Valli' in JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2016


The Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys welcomes 'Dancing with the Stars' superstar Mark Ballas in his Broadway debut tonight in the iconic role of 'Frankie Valli.' He is joined by fellow new cast members Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley in the roles of Tommy DeVito and Bob Gaudio (respectively), as well as Matt Bogart as Nick Massi. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new stars in action below!

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - Mark Ballas on Being JERSEY BOYS' Final Frankie Valli
by Caryn Robbins - October 17, 2016


Today, the quadruple threat (that's right, he's a musician too!) speaks with BWW about what it means to make his Broadway debut in a show that has held a special place in his heart since the time he was a little boy!

VIDEO: Cast of JERSEY BOYS Perform on 'America's Got Talent'
by Caryn Robbins - September 15, 2016


On last night's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, New York crooner Sal Valentinetti joined the cast of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical JERSEY BOYS for a performance of 'Oh What a Night.'

Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley Will Join JERSEY BOYS Later This Month
by Nicole Rosky - September 14, 2016


The producers of the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boysannounced today that Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley will join the Broadway cast in the roles of Tommy DeVito and Bob Gaudio (respectively) beginning Tuesday, September 20th. Richard H. Blake and Quinn VanAntwerp will play their final performances this Sunday, September 18th.

Falsetto, Check! Meet the Final Frankie Valli of Broadway, Mark Ballas
by Nicole Rosky - September 8, 2016


Most of us know Ballas' work from the dance floor, but perhaps are not yet acquainted with his Valli-esque falsetto. Check out his pipes with a roundup of some of his past musical performances below!

VIDEO: Mark Ballas Talks JERSEY BOYS Casting: 'I'm Incredibly Honored'
by Caryn Robbins - September 7, 2016


Today, Mark Ballas spoke exclusively to ET about his casting in the lead role of JERSEY BOYS and shares, 'I've been a fan of this show since it came out.'

JERSEY BOYS Sets Closing Date After 11 Years; DANCING WITH THE STARS' Mark Ballas Will Be Final 'Frankie Valli'
by BWW News Desk - September 6, 2016


The producers of the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys announced today that the Broadway production will end its record-breaking, 11-year run on Sunday, January 15, 2017 after 4,642 performances at the August Wilson Theatre (245 W 52nd St, NYC).

DWTS' Mark Ballas to Join Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS?
by Caryn Robbins - September 1, 2016


DANCING WITH THE STARS fan fave Mark Ballas may soon be gracing the stage of Broadway's long-running musical Jersey Boys!

Jersey Boys FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the songs in Jersey Boys and what's the order?
Ces Soirées-La
Silhouettes
You're the Apple of My Eye
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Earth Angel
Sunday Kind of Love
My Mother's Eyes
I Go Ape
(Who Wears) Short Shorts
I'm in the Mood for Love
Moody's Mood for Love
Cry for Me
An Angel Cried
I Still Care
Trance
Sherry
Big Girls Don't Cry
Walk Like A Man
December, 1963
My Boyfriend's Back
My Eyes Adored You
Dawn (Go Away)
Big Man in Town
Beggin'
Stay
Let's Hang On (To What We've Got)
Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me)
Bye Bye Baby
C'mon Marianne
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You
Working My Way Back to You
Fallen Angel
Rag Doll
Who Loves You

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Jersey Boys - 2005 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2006 Drama League Awards Distinguished Production of a Musical 0
2006 The Hewes Awards Lighting Design Howell Binkley
2006 Theatre World Awards Performance John Lloyd Young
2006 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Christian Hoff

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