Broadway's Jersey Boys Turns 10 Today
The Tony-winning musical officially opened on November 6, 2005.
The Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys celebrates its 10th anniversary on Broadway tonight, November 6.
Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, the musical tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons — Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi — includes dozens of their popular hits including "Walk Like a Man," "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Oh What a Night," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You."
Jersey Boys opened on November 6, 2005, at the August Wilson Theatre and earned four Tony Awards including Best Musical. The show has been seen by over 23 million people worldwide and is currently playing in New York, Las Vegas, London, in cities across North America on national tour, and across the U.K. on national tour.
The original Broadway cast featured Christian Hoff as Tommy DeVito, Daniel Reichard as Bob Gaudio, J. Robert Spencer, as Nick Massi, and John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli. Hoff and Young won Tonys for their performances. Further replacements in the starring roles included Broadway stalwarts Sebastian Arcelus, Andy Karl, Richard H. Blake, Jeremy Kushnier, and Jarrod Spector, among others. A film version directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Young as Frankie Valli was released in 2014.