Frankie Valli Not Crying as 'Jersey Boys' Prepares to Close
The guy who gave us the song "Big Girls Don't Cry" isn't tearing up over the imminent closing of the Broadway show about his life, Jersey Boys.
"I'm not sad," Frankie Valli said by phone. "I never dreamed it would last 11 years. The beauty about this whole situation is it's not over. It is now beginning to happen in other parts of the world."
The Tony Award-winning musical based on The Four Seasons' career and harmonies will hold its final performance on Jan. 15 after 4,642 shows at the August Wilson Theatre. It's the 12th-longest running show in Broadway history.
The musical, which opened in 2005, tells the story of Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi and features 20 Four Seasons songs, including "Sherry," ''Big Girls Don't Cry," ''Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and "Oh, What a Night."