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Broadway's Jersey Boys Turns 9

The musical celebrates its ninth anniversary at the August Wilson Theatre.

John Lloyd Young and Frankie Valli in 2006.
(© Joseph Marzullo)

Nine years ago today, Jersey Boys, the musical based on the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, opened on Broadway.

It was a momentous occasion, a star-studded opening night that saw guests including Robert De Nero, Joe Pesci, and Frankie Avalon, among others.

It scored big at the 2006 Tony Awards, taking home the Best Musical honor, along with statuettes for its stars, John Lloyd Young and Christian Hoff.

The production, directed by Des McAnuff, went on to open across the world. As the years went on, the Broadway mounting hit a number of milestones, like its 2,000th performance. And just recently, it surpassed the original production of 42nd Street to become Broadway's 13th-longest running show.

The show was also made into a film, directed by Clint Eastwood, that was released earlier this year.

So happy birthday, Jersey Boys! May you light up the August Wilson Theatre for years to come.

Happy birthday, Jersey Boys!
(© Joan Marcus)

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