Monday, March 26, 2007
West End Boys?
According to a report from London's Daily Mail, Jersey Boys appears likely in 2008 for the coveted stage of the West End's Prince Edward Theatre. That's the current home for Mary Poppins, which the report suggests will tour the United Kingdom.
The report also suggests that Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber have been wrangling with each other to produce the smash Tony Award-winning musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in London. But since Lloyd Webber's latest incarnation of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat -- cast from the British reality series "Any Dream Will Do" -- is likely for his Really Useful Group's Adelphi Theatre, Mackintosh appears to have won the rights for Jersey Boys.
Given the seemingly never ending English propensity toward jukebox musicals -- with homegrown fare that included tuners built around the catalogues of Rod Stewart (Tonight's The Night), Pet Shop Boys (Closer To Heaven), Queen (We Will Rock You), Madness (Our House) and Boney M (Daddy Cool) -- London seems like the perfect town for Jersey Boys to settle.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
Click here for Jersey Boys U.S. ticket information.
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