Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Jersey Boys (NYC)

From 4,585 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Must see, Great acting

About the show

The hit musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, which won four Tony Awards including Best Musical, and ran for over 11 years on Broadway, is revived Off-Broadway. More…

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard, and the radio just couldn’t get enough of them. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.


Member Reviews (4585)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Must see, Great acting
88
Avg Score

65
Jersey boys isn't bad, but it isn't good, Joyless, Polished production

See it if you love the Four Seasons; otherwise, see BEAUTIFUL. JB is dark; these guys were no saints. Many good songs, but they're pale imitations.

Don't see it if you hate loud music, flashing lights (one song is an assault), or hearing mostly male voices (barely any women in this production). .

Also Jersey Boys was not my thing. The audience, though, loved it. This was... Read more Read less

81
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Must see, Relevant

See it if You like a good story that is biographical in nature with great singing. Very good staging and story behind the music.

Don't see it if It can be sad at times, funny at times. Better if you know the story of Frankie avallie and four tops

75
Don’t be disappointed in what this off broadway juke box musical, centering on frankie valli and the four seasons, isn’t; enjoy it for what it is!

See it if iconic 4 Seasons' songs/Walk Like A Man, Rag Doll, Big Girls Don't Cry, etc., entertaining Jersey/mob ethos & well-constructed book

Don't see it if missing Valli's distinctive falsetto & persona leaves a hole in production; doesn't have polish of Bdway version

Also Of the Four Seasons, that is, the four members of the singing group, w... Read more Read less

89
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing, Great singing

See it if you want an entertaining evening of non-stop action performed by a great cast singing songs you know around an interesting story.

Don't see it if you do not relate to the music or the New Jersey scene of the 1960's. Language may be offensive to some.

100
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Great Story and singing great. The time fly by watching this show.

Don't see it if Love of Musical and you have to like the music

73
Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you can relate in any way to Four Seasons' jukebox musicals.

Don't see it if you order plot with your jukebox.

92
Great singing and acting, Leads and ensemble complement each other, Rags to riches story in music, Conflicting perspectives builds interest

See it if High head tones of Frankie Valli, hit songs of Bob Gaudio, signature sound, dance steps and story of The Four Seasons now recreated off-Bdwy

Don't see it if Broadway production, cast, and heart-thumping sound system would each add a few points to the current off-Broadway score.

Also The Gold Standard for a jukebox musical is set by Jersey Boys with its... Read more Read less

60
Disappointing

See it if You have never seen Frankie Valli live before but are interested in seeing his life story

Don't see it if You are looking for a provocative story and to learn more about this man

Also I was really excited to see this because I am a huge Frankie Valli fan... Read more Read less

73
Entertaining, Juke-box musical, Great songs

See it if you grew up with or love the songs of the Four Seasons. Not great theater but it is a great trip down memory lane.

Don't see it if you have no interest in the music and going to a show just to be entertained.

85
Interesting back story, Fabulous 60's music, Delightful, Tremendously entertaining, Wonderful performers

See it if you like Frankie Valli, an interesting "back" story, wonderful performances, lots of energy, humor, pathos and overall delight.

Don't see it if you dislike 60's music, Fankie Valli & the 4 seasons and demand only "in-depth" serious treatment of the "back" story.

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great oldies

See it if you're a Baby Boomer & remember Frankie Valli.You'd enjoy an evening listening to his hits being performed by a talented & energetic cast.

Don't see it if you don't like 50s era music; dislike musical revues, prefer dramas or comedies ,dislike nostalgic shows.

89
Delightful, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if if listening to oldies from the 60s and 70s puts a smile on your face and makes you move to the music

Don't see it if if you have no interest in the music of Frankie Valli nor stories about life in New Jersey; or you are expecting a Broadway production

Also Aaron De Jesus has an amazing singing voice and could convince you tha... Read more Read less

88
Entertaining, Great singing

See it if It is so much better off-broadway! I was not a fan of it originally but it plays so well in an intimate setting. The singing is fantastic!

Don't see it if You do not like Juke Box Musicals. The book is thin and mostly bounces from song to song.

84
Entertaining, Great singing, Absorbing, Great movement/dancing, Indulgent

See it if you enjoy Four Seasons music. These guys sing it really well and do the accompanying movement well also. It works OK but not as well as Bway

Don't see it if you don't like the music. That is the big draw. The script is slow-moving at first and very self-serving. But those songs make up for it!

88
Refreshing, Masterful, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want a fun, entertaining night at the theater.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals and aren't interested in the Four Seasons rise to fame.

80
Absorbing, Great singing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if You like the genre, musicals, some history attached to your fun

Don't see it if You want a more respectful crowd

85
Great acting, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like The Four Seasons, interested in their background story or enjoy jukebox musicals.

Don't see it if you don't like jukebox musicals or if you want more serious, thought provoking storyline.

75
Absorbing, Delightful, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if You love the music of the Four Seasons and want to know more about their story!

Don't see it if You want a full fledged production. The production is good but it’s off broadway so it’s not as large as the broadway version was.

70
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You like great singing, great story and great acting, want to travel back in time, sing along to wonderful music that made the history

Don't see it if you do not like 60s music or listen to boys band history

88
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing

See it if Entertaining for singing and it’s story A really satisfying night

Don't see it if You have no interest in the four seasons and don’t appreciate a good story with good singing

75
Banal, Disappointing, Great singing, Overrated

See it if you like this music.

Don't see it if when everyone is singing every song in the audience.

69
Strictly touring company production

See it if There can only be one reason... You love the Four Seasons!

Don't see it if Disappointing. Performers can sing but not act, or even speak loudly enough to hear very well. One problem is that three of the four leads

Also are a decade too old for their roles. The youthful exuberance the Broa... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Must see

See it if if you enjoy biographical "warts & all" shows. Their pop songs are used to great effect as we learn about the group's backstage turmoil.

Don't see it if if you don't like the music of The Four Seasons (but who doesn't?)!!

86
Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want great singing, great music and what to have fun.

Don't see it if You don't like the music. You want female singers.

70
Overrated, Refreshing, Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if a well-mounted jukebox musical charting the rise of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Don't see it if you want an original musical and/or are not a fan of the Four Seasons' music.


December 29th, 2017
"That 'Jersey Boys' still delivers some Pavlovian thrills is a testament to the solid foundation laid by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice’s book, and by Des McAnuff’s deceptively straightforward production...Perhaps it was the bigger theater that allowed the book to breathe; at the subterranean N...
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January 9th, 2015
for a previous production "With Jersey Boys, the Broadway musical has finally done right by the jukebox, presenting the Four Seasons' infectiously energetic 1960s tunes as they were intended to be performed. True, the script adheres closely to the dramatic beats of a VH1 biopic. But under Des McAnuff's sleek direction, th...
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November 21st, 2005
for a previous production "Jersey Boys may aim only to be a shallow, big-budget, crowd-pleasing jukebox musical, but it’s a model of the genre. The real source of the show’s power—obvious as it sounds—is the songs. McAnuff shows a rare, laudable willingness to stick his finger in the electrical socket of pop music, to tak...
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for a previous production "Jersey Boys, which tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, looks to be a winner. The splendid actors take turns narrating the group’s rise from lower-class Jersey doo-woppers to Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, and they’re as tight musically as they are persuasive dramatically. The a...
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