‘Jersey Boys’ wraps up 11-year run on Broadway

Singer Frankie Valli appears for the premiere of the new musical "Jersey Boys" in Las Vegas on May 3, 2008. The Broadway production of the show closed Sunday after 11 years. File Photo by Daniel Gluskoter/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (UPI) — The beloved musical “Jersey Boys” ended its 11-year run on Broadway on Sunday.

The show about the 1960s pop group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons played 4,642 performances by the time the final curtain dropped at the August Wilson Theatre. Jersey Boys continues to tour throughout North America and the United Kingdom.

The musical includes the classic songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What a Night,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Working My Way Back to You.” It won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2006 and was adapted as a film in 2014.

“Jersey Boys” is now the 12th-longest-running show in Broadway history, passing such original productions as Miss Saigon, 42nd Street, Grease, Fiddler on the Roof and The Producers.

Dancing with the Stars favorite Mark Ballas was the last actor to play Valli in the Broadway staging.


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