Feb 16, 2014
Jersey Boys is a smash hit musical based on the songs and the life story of pop band Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons which started life at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California in 2004, moved to Broadway the following year and has since opened all over the world, winning best musical awards at the Tonys in 2006 and the Olivier Awards in 2008.
Producer David Ian talks about bringing the show to the UK after seeing the last preview on Broadway.
West End cast members David McGranaghan and Jon Boydon, who play Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito, and Tim Driesen, who has been playing Frankie Valli in the Dutch production, talk about the rigorous selection and training process and about what it is like to be a part of the show.
Richard Hester, who has been involved with the show since it began in San Diego in 2004, tells us what it has been like to go from stage manager of that original production to being in charge of 11 productions throughout the world.
Finally, co-writer Rick Elice talks us through the process of creating the show and looks back on a successful ten-year run.
For more information on the UK tour, see www.jerseyboysuktour.com.