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NEWS: Jersey Boys is set to open London’s new Trafalgar Theatre in April 2021

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical Jersey Boys returns to London’s West End, opening at the new multi-million pound reinstated Trafalgar Theatre, with a new, larger auditorium and stage (formerly known as Trafalgar Studios) on 21 April 2021, following previews from 14 April. Casting is to be announced.

Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe, Jersey Boys goes behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

The production will be staged by the entire original Broadway creative team, led by the Tony Award-winning team of director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo, with scenic design by Klara Zieglerova, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Steve Canyon Kennedy and projections design by Michael Clark. The orchestrations are by Steve Orich and the music supervision and vocal arrangements by Ron Melrose.

Recipient of Broadway’s Tony, London’s Olivier and Australia’s Helpmann Awards for Best New Musical, Jersey Boys is the winner of 65 major awards and has been seen by over 27 million people worldwide.

The musical originally opened in New York on 6 November 2005 and, by the time it closed over 11 years later on 15 January 2017, it was the twelfth longest running show in Broadway history. It first ran in London’s West End from 18 March 2008 to 26 March 2017 and, at the time, was the sixth longest musical running in the West End. Jersey Boys played two record-breaking UK and Ireland tours from 2014 to 2016 and from 2017 to 2019.

It returned to New York with a new production in November 2017. The Jersey Boys US national tour is still breaking house records in cities across North America.

Jersey Boys is produced in London by the Dodgers and Trafalgar Theatre Productions Ltd.

from News, Reviews and Features – My Theatre Mates

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