December 21, 2016

Frankie Valli and Michael David Aren’t Singing ‘Cry For Me’ about Jersey Boys Closing @frankievalli

December 21st, 2016

Frankie Valli (Photo Credit: WCBS-FM)

Mark Kennedy of The Associated Press states that Frankie Valli and producer Michael David are not sad about JERSEY BOYS closing on Broadway on January 15. Can’t say that I’m feeling that way, how about you guys?

Here’s a sneak peek of the article:

“I’m not sad,” Frankie Valli said by phone. “I never dreamed it would last 11 years. The beauty about this whole situation is, it’s not over. It is now beginning to happen in other parts of the world.”

Michael David, a “Jersey Boys” producer for Dodger Theatricals, said the final show will be bittersweet.

“There’ll be tears, but this has been a blessing, and we’re all smart enough to know it,” he said. “This probably won’t happen in our lives again.”

Valli, 82, said the show would live on in productions in Japan, the Philippines, Sweden and London, as well as a current U.S. and U.K. tours. Upcoming is a South America production and performances in schools and on cruise ships.

“The funny thing about theater is that something can go away and come back 20 times – probably even after I’m gone,” he said. “That’s the beauty of it. It’s better than doing a movie. It’s better than doing anything, in my opinion.”

David said the decision to close was made before box-office numbers got terrible.

“We wanted to leave with a dignity and elegance that the show deserved,” he said. “We looked at each other and said, ‘Look, let’s call this one ourselves.’ “

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1 Comment »

  1. Many of us are sad. I have seen the Jersey Boys in Vegas 6 times in 7 years. Love to see it 6 more. Never tired of it. Never a dull moment. COME BACK TO VEGAS!

    Comment by John Wilda — December 24, 2016 @ 11:33 am

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