January 10, 2017

Jersey Boys Broadway Takes Final Bow on Sunday–Please Share Your Memories & Well-Wishes!

January 10th, 2017


We all know JERSEY BOYS is “ending much to soon” for all of us–but Sunday, January 15th is just days away! With only eight shows left to go, let’s get this salute started!

Please share your well wishes to past and present JB cast & crew, your memories, and anything else you would like to express! Let’s keep going and going and going–letting the cast, crew, and of course the creative team know how much JERSEY BOYS has meant to us over the last 11+ years (truth be told, 12 years–for some of us who experienced the WOW! at La Jolla Playhouse)!


  1. This show has impacted me in ways I could not have fathomed.
    My story actually began with the film.
    My life was in tatters after the passing of my father in December 2014.
    It was months later when I discovered the movie and through subsequent viewings did the recurring theme of the story begin to seep into me and in it’s way help me through the grieving process.
    I also began researching the actors in the movie and started listening to Frankie Valli… music that was popular when I was just a baby (born in 1963).
    Long story short, I have become quite enamored with several actors.. namely John Lloyd Young… and Erich Bergen and Michael Lomenda…
    Each of them hold a very special place in my heart for their kindness and genuinely warm hearts.
    Anyway, about the show itself…
    Last April I visited Las Vegas to see Erich Bergen. While there I also bought a ticket for “Jersey Boys”.
    My first time seeing the show… and I totally LOVED every moment.
    Absolutely brilliant. Each and every member of the cast and crew deserves major kudos….
    To all of you…I can’t thank you enough…

    Comment by Gail Garen — January 10, 2017 @ 8:21 pm

  2. Any way we can talk them out of closing??? Maybe have them think it over for a couple more years? Just a thought!

    Comment by Patrick Christensen — January 10, 2017 @ 8:27 pm

  3. What can I say… After 106 viewings, countless principal and supporting casts, multiple venues in the US and UK starting with that first viewing in LaJolla, CA, when I didn’t even know anything about the musical, or even had any interest in musical theater, Jersey Boys totally transformed my life… Made so many new friends in all casts, as well as friends from all over the World too. Attended countless cast personal and public appearances, but the one that stands out in my mind was the 2007 BC/EFA AIDS Benefit at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, where I flew in from SF, CA to see the OBC and Frankie Valli and the “original” Four Seasons, who all attended after the Jersey Boys performance. Now, I live in Jersey City, NJ, where JLY lived while he performed as Frankie, I work in Newark, NJ, where Frankie Valli hails from, and am living the “Jersey Dream” now, thanks to the musical I saw last minute in LaJolla, CA when my boss couldn’t make it to the show…

    Comment by Mike B Magbaleta — January 10, 2017 @ 8:41 pm

  4. Best show ever!!!! Wish it would stay on

    Comment by Michele — January 11, 2017 @ 6:36 am

  5. Never thought I would ever enjoy seeing any musical.. This show change that for me. Had the pleasure of seeing this show twice in Las Vegas, once in New York, and this last November here in Houston. All shows where great. Also was able to share the experience with my kids who also really enjoyed the show. Since then they have opened up to the idea of attending future Broadway shows. This show will be truly missed by myself and my family. Very sad to see it close.

    Comment by Omar Reyna SR. — January 11, 2017 @ 10:09 am

  6. This show has given me so much to believe in ever since I saw it for the first time in middle school as a birthday present. It was the first show I ever got to see on Broadway, and it fueled my dreams for many years. I was never really able to explain exactly why I loved it so much, but I am forever grateful to it for every single incredible memory it has given me. I got to see it 11 times over the years, and I wish I could have seen it at least 100 more times. I will definitely cherish this show for the rest of my life.

    Comment by Miriam Urquhart — January 11, 2017 @ 10:45 am

  7. Having attended the final Chicago, Toronto & Vegas performances, the one that clearly stands out was the nonstop, record-setting applause in TORONTO! I love the special appearances of producers, creative team and original Seasons, which often accompany final bows, but I think they’re best placed as a kick-off to opening curtain. To build the excitement … as a special, sizzling introduction, packed with edgy anticipation for the big night; NOT at the end when the cast & show deserve the rapturous, endless applause of theater-goers.

    And theater-goers deserve that moment that defies words, when all there was – was the show! After all, this is theater, first and foremost; I pray nothing interrupts that final, emotional ovation.

    “Final,” that is … until the revival we’re all waiting for!

    Comment by Audrey Rockman — January 11, 2017 @ 1:03 pm

  8. I just can’t believe JERSEY BOYS is closing. The first time I saw Jersey Boys was in October, 2005 on previews.
    I was amazed at what an exciting and wonderful play this was.The original Broadway cast was unbelievable starring John Lloyd Young,Bobby Spencer Christian Hoff,
    Daniel Riechard,
    I knew from that day this was going to be a tremendous hit
    I have seen Jersey Boys, 35+ times since that night in 2005.”OH WHAT A NIGHT”
    I will be there on Sunday, Jan.15,2005 to see it for the last time with tears in my eyes.
    I will remember this forever.
    Thank you for bringing this play to Broadway, I will miss not being able to see it on Broadway again.
    Vivian DeMarco

    Comment by vivian demarco — January 13, 2017 @ 6:58 am

  9. I will be there Sunday January 15, 2017 for the last show. Sorry for the typo!
    I will miss Jersey Boys forever.
    Vivian DeMarco

    Comment by vivian demarco — January 13, 2017 @ 7:05 am

  10. I don’t have enough words to describe how this show changed the life of a boring CPA in his mid-50′s 11 years ago. I made such wonderful friends among the cast, creative team, and many, many other fans. I was also honored to be made a special correspondent for the Jersey Boys Blog by the wonderful Susie and Dale Skarl. Tomorrow will be bittersweet for me, but I hope to convey my thanks and love to everyone I’ll see at the August Wilson Theatre at the final show (well, the final one before the first revival anyway!)

    Comment by Howard Tucker — January 14, 2017 @ 7:40 pm

  11. You’re not boring, Howard. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have remembered Casey Kasem’s AT40 Dedication to you for all these years!

    I’m curious about the investors discussed in the NYT article about Jersey Boys today. Were the investors whose stories are discussed also fans of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons back in the day?

    Comment by Ted — January 15, 2017 @ 4:54 pm

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