Jersey Boys first opened on Broadway November 6, 2005. The show has sold out consistently and is very popular with both theater goers and critics. People come to the August Wilson Theatre in New York on a nightly basis to see th show, and there are also touring companies all over the world.
Jersey Boys details the music and story of Frankie Valli along with the rock and roll band the Four Seasons, which during the 1960′s took the world of music by storm. The boys got their start in Newark, NJ until they reached many other places through fame and fortune. The musical features the greatest hits of the group including “Oh What a Night,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “Sherry,” among many others. In 2006, the show won a total of four Tony Awards, including Best Actor and Best Musical.
Although there have been changes made to the original cast, it remains one of Broadway’s hottest tickets. So what is it that keeps shows like Jersey Boys going strong for such a long time? Recently one of the show’s new leads said on WCBS-FM, a popular radio oldies station in New York City, that it was the music that keeps the show going so strong. All you have to do is go to the website for Jersey Boys and listen to all the hit songs played there. After so many years the music still sounds fresh. Those who grew up with the music will remember the words to the songs. This music has a certain energy that definitely draws you in. Jersey Boys’ storyline details how the group members got together and highlights both the highs as well as the lows of making it in the music business. But the music is what keeps things really moving along.
The show has now seen four very successful years being a major Broadway attraction. That’s no small feat, that’s for sure. Congratulations to Jersey Boys for doing so well.