September 9, 2009

‘Jersey Boys’ to close in Chicago

The Chicago company of the rock 'n' roll musical Jersey Boys is to end its two-year run at the Bank of America Theatre in January, the show's producers said.

The story of how the group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons formed premiered in Chicago initially as a limited engagement Oct. 5, 2007, but reviews were so good and the demand for tickets so high, it became a resident production Feb. 27, 2008. The musical will have its 951st and final performance Jan. 10.

We came to Chicago for a visit, and the Windy City became our home away from home for what will be over two years. Such conversions happen rarely in the theater and we are proud to have made Chicago home for as long as we have, Michael David, the show's producer, said in a statement. It is breathtaking. Our profound thanks to the citizens of Chicago who have made us such welcome neighbors.

Broadway In Chicago and the city of Chicago have been so privileged to have this sensational hit for over two years, added Lou Raizin, president of Broadway In Chicago. This blockbuster musical has brought over 1 million people from across the country and around the world to Chicago 's Downtown Theatre District. We are so honored that 'Jersey Boys' chose Chicago as their first resident production outside of New York.