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Jersey Boys to close in London after nine years

Declan Egan, Matt Corner, Simon Bailey and Matt Hunt in Jersey Boys. Photo: Brinkhoff Mogenburg
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Jersey Boys is to close in the West End after nine years.

The musical, which tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, will close at the Piccadilly Theatre on March 26, 2017.

Currently the sixth longest running musical in London, the production will begin a second national tour in December next year. The tour will open at the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham.

The musical first opened in London at the Prince Edward Theatre on March 18, 2008. It moved to the Piccadilly Theatre in March, 2014.

Producer Michael David said he could not be “more proud of the cast and crew who gave their all every night”.

“Our time in London has been extraordinary and we hope audiences around the UK will continue to embrace Jersey Boys as we bring the show to their hometowns,” he added.

Jersey Boys won an Olivier award in 2009 for best new musical.

It is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.

Jersey Boys is directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo.

It is produced in London by the Dodgers, with Joseph J Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, in association with Latitude Link, Rick Steiner, and other UK producers.

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