Declan Egan, Matt Corner, Simon Bailey and Matt Hunt in the London production of Jersey Boys

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L to R: Declan Egan, Matt Nook, Simon Bailey and Matt Hunt presently star in Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys, the hit musical that tells the story of Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons, is to shut in London in 2017.

The curtain will likely be introduced down on the present, which opened on the Prince Edward Theatre in March 2008 earlier than shifting to the Piccadilly in 2014, on 26 March.

A UK tour – the present’s second – will start in Birmingham in December 2017.

Producer Michael David mentioned the London tenure had been “extraordinary” and hoped UK audiences would “proceed to embrace” the manufacturing.

“Once we introduced Jersey Boys [to London] 9 years in the past, we hoped it was a good suggestion,” he mentioned. “However you by no means think about it’s going to multiply and resonate as a lot because it has.

“We could not be extra pleased with the solid and crew who gave their all each night time, and are profoundly grateful to the audiences who returned that vitality with out fail.”

First seen in New York in 2005, Jersey Boys charts the historical past of Valli’s chart-topping group and options such basic tracks as Stroll Like a Man and Large Ladies Do not Cry.

A movie model, directed by Clint Eastwood and that includes Christopher Walken as Valli’s mentor Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo, reached cinemas in 2014.

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Suzie Mathers and Rachel Tucker presently play Glinda and Elphaba in Depraved

In the meantime, the London manufacturing of Depraved has celebrated 10 years within the West Finish with a particular gala at London’s Apollo Victoria.

Former solid members Kerry Ellis and Adam Garcia had been amongst these within the viewers at Tuesday’s efficiency of the Wizard of Ozinspired musical.

There are additionally plans to mark the 30th anniversary of The Phantom of the Opera with a charity gala at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London.

Some tickets for the efficiency on 10 October have been priced £19.86, to mark the musical’s first efficiency on the theatre in 1986.

The present solid will likely be joined by members of the unique firm and a few “particular company” on the finish of the efficiency.

Michael Crawford, who created the position of The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, is presently showing in West Finish musical The Go-Between.


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