Reviews are in for Jersey Boys, the smash-hit revival now playing at the Trafalgar Theatre in London.
The original artistic team of Jersey Boys, including director Des McAnuff, is behind this new production, and the talented cast includes Benjamin Yates’ as Tommy De Vito, Karl James Wilson as Nick Massi, Adam Bailey as Bob Gaudio, and making his West End debut, Ben Joyce as Frankie Valli.
Jersey Boys reviews
"Four Seasons story still hits all the high notes"
"The doo-wop musical returns to the West End: a cracking true tale of mob connections, bad debts, prison spells and soaring success, with a seemingly endless catalogue of hits"
"Some jukebox musicals treat the songs as a jumping off point for fantasy. Jersey Boys – returning to the West End, where it first ran from 2008 to 2017 – is the opposite, just the band’s own story, soundtracked by the songs as Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe wrote them."
"Jersey Boys are back in the West End and it’s the show we need"
"Jersey Boys is back in town and oh, what a show it is. The story of four ordinary men from New Jersey and their rise to fame as the Four Seasons returns to London, four years after its last West End run."
"the storyline wanders but Ben Joyce is a revelation as Frankie Valli"
"Better shows have come and gone. This one marches on. "
"the book writers, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, have clearly struck a nerve with an audience that likes a hint of The Sopranos mixed in with all those falsetto-driven Top 40 hits. The Four Seasons were too commercial to appeal to the rock and pop cognoscenti, but they rode out changes in fashion to build a following across the generations."
"Jersey Boys returns to the West End with a night of lighthearted musical entertainment"
"Ben Joyce – who only graduated from drama school this summer – takes the lead role of Frankie, and does a cracking job of replicating that signature falsetto."