The Piccadilly Theatre has recently become available after the multi-million pound Spice Girls musical Viva Forever! failed to set the West End alight, the hole left in the theatres schedule is being filled by the return of Dirty Dancing, which has currently been touring the UK to sell out audiences.
Jersey Boys, is a musical based on the true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, the show opened in 2008 and has captivated audiences ever since, quite possibly down to the fact the group has one of the most recognisable music catalogues including the songs: ‘Sherry’, ‘Walk Like a Man’, ‘December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘My Eyes Adored You’, ‘Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got)’, ‘Bye Bye Baby’, ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’, ‘Working My Way Back to You’, ‘Fallen Angel’, ‘Rag Doll’ and ‘Who Loves You’.
Having picked up over 54 awards around the globe, one would expect Jersey Boys will be “staying, just a little bit longer” in London, which then poses the question of which show will take up residence at The Prince Edward Theatre in Soho?
Cameron Mackintosh is looking for a new home for his confirmed revival of Miss Saigon, and would seem the logical answer due to the theatre being owned by the theatrical impresario… however Newsies the Tony Award winning Disney musical has also announced a London production next year so could they be the new residents? Or will the rumours be true and Newsies makes a splash over at the Savoy?