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Prince Edward Theatre

Old Compton Street W1V 6HS

Jersey Boys

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Show Details

Preview 20th Feb 08
Opens 18th Mar 08
Closes - Transfers to Piccadilly Theatre. 9th Mar 14

Show Times

Tues - Sat 7.30 pm
Matinée Tues, Sat & Sun 3.00 pm


Length of show - 2hrs 35mins

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BAXTER'S THEATRELAND BY NIGHT
A classic viewing of all the Theatreland play houses by night. The authentic commentary, by Ben Shafik - a player himself - gives an authentic feel to the West End's theatres - and is backed by real music.
Next version will be more upbeat as, suggested, to celebrate Britannia's unbeatable heritage.
(Over 6000 viewings and all good reviews to date).
Let us know what you think.


A note from the author

I took these pictures to show off London theatres as they are seen -most often - by theatre goers, at night.

Thanks to Ben Shafik for his lighthearted and informative commentary and Fionn O'Lochlainn for the original music.

Watch out for the new version with current liveries and the names of the theatres as they appear.

Baxter

 

THE JERSEY BOYS

The musical opened on Broadway in November 2005 and appeared in the West End at the Prince Edward Theatre in February 2008. The same creative team that brought the production to Broadway were used for theLondon debut. This show is a great to go to because of the songs andthe music and the nostalgia about the 60s is very well handled by the cast who live the dream convincingly.

The story

The real boys from Jersey (New Jersey that is - the one in USA) became ' Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' after various other names including the Four lovers. They were responsible for huge worldwide hits such as 'Big Girls Don't Cry' , 'Rag Doll' and their first hit 'Sherry'. The story is about the making of the rock and roll band and the songs with the usual interactions with music business debacles and imbroglios in their own lives.

Frankie, born in the 30's as Castelluccio rose from a childhood of poverty through various attempts at crime and joined up with two neighbourhood friends (Tommy De Vito and Nick Massi) to start 'the Variety Trio'. A few years later they picked up an organist Bob Gaudio who wrote songs - many of which were covered by other popular artists. Their great songs held them in the charts throughout band changes and label changes.

The Four Seasons were one of America's biggest groups topping the singles and album charts before 'beatlemania' took over the top positions. Nonetheless their popularity has since been continual worldwide. Bob and Frankie still perform though the other survivor from the original Four Seasons Tommy having taken up gambling with thugs fell by the wayside.

The Cast

  • Ryan Molloy - Frankie Valli
  • Edd Post - Bob Gaudio
  • Jon Boydon - Tommy DeVito
  • David McGranaghan - Nick Massi
  • Will Barratt
  • Nicola Brazil
  • Rebecca Jayne Davies
  • Ben Evans
  • Chris Gardner
  • Lucinda Gill
  • Mark Halliday
  • Mark Isherwood
  • Ben Jennings
  • Tommie Earl Jenkins
  • Stuart King
  • Lucy Martin
  • Stuart Milligan
  • Jake Samuels
  • Michael Watson
  • Ben Wheeler
  • Gemma Whitelam

  • Book - Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
  • Director - Des McAnuff
  • Design - Klara Zieglerova
  • Lighting - Howell Binkley
  • Choreography - Sergio Trujillo
  • Costume - Jess Goldstein
  • Sound - Steve Canyon Kennedy
  • Orchestrations - Steve Orich
  • Music & Lyrics - Bob Gaudio / Bob Crewe
  • Producer - Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, in association with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner
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