A Broadway hit that’s “the 12th-longest running show in Broadway history” – with a worldwide box office gross of “more than $2 billion in ticket sales,” will close come January, reports Jeremy Gerard at Deadline.com.
It is estimated that 24 million people have seen the show, “Jersey Boys,” since its November, 2005 Broadway debut, the article notes. The show tells they story of the 1960’s pop-rock band The Four Seasons.
The story also says that “Making his Broadway debut in the show October 18 through the end of the run, ‘Dancing with the Stars’ star Mark Ballas will be the final actor to play Four Seasons frontman Frankie Valli. Mauricio Pérez will continue to play Valli at certain performances during the week.”
The story adds, “The show won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical and [in the United Kingdom] the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical.”