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Jersey Boys is playing at New World Stages located at 340 West 50th Street. It runs two hours thirty minutes with one intermission. It is an open ended run.
The musical ran on Broadway from 2005-2017. It won four Tony Awards, a Laurence Olivier Award for best musical and a Grammy for Best Musical Show Album. In 2006 it won four Tony Awards for Best Performance of a Lead Actor, John Lloyd Young, Best Feature Actor, Christine Hoff, Best Lighting Design and Best Musical.
The group known as the Four Seasons was a successful in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Since 1970 they were known as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. They were from Newark, New Jersey. The group was made up of Frankie Valli (Aaron De Jesus), Mark Edwards (Nick Edwards), Bob Gaudio ( Cory Jeacoma) and Tommy DeVito (Nichlas Dromard). Among the songs they are known for are Sherry, Walk Like a Man, Big Girl’s Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, Working My Way Back To You and Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got).
The musical is about how the group got started and what happen to them as a group and personally. I’m not spoiling it by telling you what happens. But it makes you want to learn more about them that has not been told.
The musical and cast are outstanding. Aaron De Jesus does awesome job as Frankie Valli.
Even if you are not from that generation you will enjoy the musical.
This is a must see revival.
Review by Rozanna Radakovich.
Photos by Annazor.
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