'Jersey Boys' to close on Broadway in January after 11 years

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — "Jersey Boys," the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical based on the Four Seasons' career, has finally hit a sour note — it's closing in January after 11 years.

Producers said Tuesday the show will hold its final performance on Jan. 15 after 4,642 shows at the August Wilson Theatre. It is the 12th-longest running show in Broadway history.

The musical tells the story of Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi and features 20 Four Seasons songs, including "Sherry," ''Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Oh, What a Night."

The show has in the past few years seen a gradual decline in ticket sales. Last week, it pulled in $540,000 over eight performances, a typical haul for the past few months but far less than its $1,150,000 potential.