Jersey Boys (NYC)
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Jersey Boys (NYC)
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Jersey Boys (NYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

88%
(4992 Reviews)
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95%
Mixed
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Negative
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Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Must see, Great acting

The Tony-winning hit musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is revived Off-Broadway.

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963 Reviews | 338 Followers
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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). . Read more

939 Reviews | 224 Followers
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

763 Reviews | 212 Followers
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.

612 Reviews | 269 Followers
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 Read more

596 Reviews | 121 Followers
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

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
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.

488 Reviews | 103 Followers
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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 Read more

375 Reviews | 227 Followers
74
Not bad, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if a fan of 1960's music; into nostalgia; don't mind jukebox musicals.

Don't see it if have high expectations; loved Valli's voice. Read more

Critic Reviews (27)

The New York Times
December 29th, 2017
For a previous production

"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 New World Stages, there is whiplash in the air...In its current state, 'Jersey Boys' is like a cover band covering a cover band — your enjoyment will be in direct proportion to your love for the songs."
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Time Out New York
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, the result feels canny instead of canned."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
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 take full advantage of the band’s potent catalogue."
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New Yorker
November 14th, 2005
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 audience is tickled to death."
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Variety
November 6th, 2005
For a previous production

"O.K, so the book is clunky, the backstory is emotionally skeletal and the structure sticks to a generic “VH1 Behind the Music” model, but glance around during the songs in “Jersey Boys” at the middle-age women dancing in their seats while their husbands’ heads bop to the music and it’s clear something is connecting."
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The Wall Street Journal
November 11th, 2005
For a previous production

"Jersey Boys is nothing more than 32 songs performed on a cheap-looking set by a high-priced lounge band, strung together like dimestore pearls on the most vapid of all-tell-no-show books. All I can say is that it would be a lot simpler for everyone involved if they'd just move the whole thing to Newark."
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The Washington Post
November 6th, 2005
For a previous production

"Jersey Boys wears its jukebox-musical credentials without apology, and it really rocks. The energy is unstoppable, particularly from the four lead performers. The physical production is impressive with pop-art projections. Jersey Boys shows there still is theatrical life in mining pop hits from the past."
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New York Post
November 7th, 2005
For a previous production

"“Jersey Boys” is no nostalgic stroll down rock’s Memory Lane. It’s a show still dynamically alive in music while, as a drama, it catches the very texture, almost the actual smell, of its time. "
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