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Jersey Boys Will Return to New York City This Fall

The musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will play off-Broadway.

Jersey Boys will return to New York City in a new off-Broadway production.
(© Joan Marcus)

Ten months after it closed on Broadway, Jersey Boys will return to New York City for an off-Broadway run at New World Stages beginning in November 2017.

The musical — written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe — tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi, and 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 Broadway on November 6, 2005, after playing an out-of-town tryout run at the La Jolla Playhouse. It closed 11 years later on January 15, 2017. A film version directed by Clint Eastwood was released in 2014.

Like the Broadway production, the Tony-winning musical is directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, with music supervision, vocal/dance arrangements and incidental music by Ron Melrose, and orchestrations by Steve Orich. The design and production team includes Klara Zieglerova (scenic design), Jess Goldstein (costume design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound design), Michael Clark (projection design), Charles LaPointe (wig and hair design), Steve Rankin (fight director), Richard Hester (production supervisor), and John Miller (music coordinator).

Dates and casting will be announced in the coming months. In the multi-auditorium New World Stages, Jersey Boys joins another former Broadway show, Avenue Q. The venue has also housed several other Broadway to off-Broadway transfers, including The 39 Steps, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Million Dollar Quartet.