With almost 2,000 shows since its Broadways debut nearly five years ago, Jersey Boys has swiftly become one of the most successful musicals to hit New York. The Jersey Boys US Tour will make the rounds for the first time the show has done so since 2006. After only just a couple months on Broadway following its premiere in November of 2005, Jersey Boys was showered with Tony Awards, winning four categories: Best Musical, Best Actor (John Lloyd Young), Best Featured Actor (Christian Hoff), and Best Lighting Design (Howell Binkley). While there are many music industry musicals, the story about the four boys from New Jersey who became the pop stars of their generation is vivacious enough without having to resort to fictitious storylines.
The retelling of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, one of the best pop bands to come out of the 1960s and ’70s, the jukebox musical Jersey Boys features hit songs like ‘Sherry,’ ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, and ‘Rag Doll’. The songs are clean, classic and catchy doo-wops, but the story of The Four Seasons is anything but: two band members served a total of 16 years in jail. Jersey Boys the Musical shows how this blue collar group with a history transformed themselves into arguably one of the greatest pop-rock bands ever.
Based on the honest and affecting book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice that provides real insights into the colliding personalities of these talented young men, the truth behind the plot is what gives Jersey Boys its raw, natural authenticity. Boston is just one of the major cities Jersey Boys will be playing in throughout the US this coming fall, as well as New York, Las Vegas and Austin. The acclaimed show is coming to Boston’s Colonial Theatre later in the season, with four shows on December 16th and 17th and continuing through January, but the tour is booked through early 2012.