The Boys are Back in Town! After a sold-out 2014 debut at Walton Arts Center, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons are ready to have audiences singing "Oh, What A Night" in our theater.
The 2006 Tony® Award-winning sensation Jersey Boys, The Story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, opened to critical and popular acclaim at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway Nov. 6, 2005 (previews began Oct. 4, 2005). The show closed on Broadway Jan. 15, 2017 as the 12th longest running show in Broadway history.
Jersey Boys on Broadway received numerous awards, including:
- 4 Tony Awards® including Best Musical
- 2 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical
- 2 Drama League Awards including Best Musical, and the Julia Hansen Award for Excellence in Directing for Des McAnuff
THE MUSIC of Jersey Boys
- The Four Seasons sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were 30 years old.
- 33 songs are in the show, including five #1 hits, and 11 songs that made Billboard’s top ten.
- 19 hit songs by The Four Seasons or Frankie Valli didn’t make it into the show, and are listed in the playbill as “The Ones That Got Away” (including four top ten hits).
- The musical traces the origins of the group as they performed songs written by other groups, the songs in the show represent work by 34 songwriters, including Otis Blackwell, Dorothy Fields, Louis Prima and Judy Parker. Most of the hits of The Four Seasons were written by original member of The Four Seasons, Bob Gaudio, and their producer/lyricist, Bob Crewe.
Fast Facts: THE COSTUMES of Jersey Boys
- There are 196 total costumes/looks in the show, including some vintage suits, ties and dresses.
- Tommy has 12 costume changes, Nick has 11, Frankie has 15 and Bob has 10.
- Frankie runs through 1 pair of pants each week, with repairs every other day. (He slides on his knees in the number “Beggin’ & ‘Marianne”)
- 9 seconds - fastest quick change in the show, for Mary Delgado to get out of the car and into her robe for “My Eyes Adored You”
- 12 quick changes for Frankie Valli. His shortest quick change is 15 seconds.
- 5 hours – time spent per week hand-beading repairs to the “Snowflake” dresses. Originally beaded by machine (cost: $300 per yard).
- 102 shirts in the show, including reproductions of vintage shirts. For these shirts, patterns are printed on fabric by computer and then sewn. Cost for this vintage fabric: more than $200 per yard.
- 75 costumes/looks for the male swing
- 37 costumes/looks for the female swing
- 87 shoes used in one performance
- 1 gallon of detergent used per week for cleaning
- ½ gallon of spot cleaner used each week
- 2.4 miles - distance a dresser will walk/run during a day, including day work, pre-show call, working the show and post-show work.
October 5-7, 2018
"The most exciting musical Broadway has seen in years." -Chicago Tribune