Hit show Jersey Boys is heading back on the road for its second UK and Ireland tour at the end of this year.
Following on from the success of the show’s debut tour which ended in March last year, the second outing will begin at Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre on 16 December.
Staged by the entire original Broadway creative team led by director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo, the touring version of the multi award-winning show will play Birmingham until 6 January 2018.
Confirmed tour dates so far include the Liverpool Empire (9-20 January), Milton Keynes Theatre (23 January-3 February), Stoke Regent Theatre (6-17 February), Hull New Theatre (20 February-3 March), Sunderland Empire (20-31 March) and Glasgow King’s Theatre (3-14 April). Further dates are to be announced.
The true rags to riches story of New Jersey’s Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Jersey Boys first opened in London at the Prince Edward Theatre on 18 March 2008 and moved to the Piccadilly Theatre in March 2014. The Olivier Award-winning West End production is due to close on Sunday 26 March. The first UK and Ireland your was a record-breaking success and ran for 18 months, from 4 September 2014 to 5 March 2016.
Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe, the production’s original Broadway creative line-up includes scenic design by Klara Zieglerova, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Steve Canyon Kennedy and projection design by Michael Clark. The orchestrations are by Steve Orich and the music supervision and vocal arrangements by Ron Melrose.
Winner of Tony, Olivier and Helpmann Awards for Best New Musical, Jersey Boys has won 57 major international awards and has been seen by over 24 million people worldwide. Jersey Boys can currently be seen across the United States on its national tour. The Broadway production closed on 15 January 2017 as the 12th longest-running show in Broadway history.
The UK & Ireland tour of Jersey Boys is produced by Dodger Theatricals and Ambassador Theatre Group, with Joseph J Grano, Pelican Group, Latitute Link and Rick Steiner.