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Jersey Boys in Broadway: all you need to know about this musical

Enjoy in New York the revival of one of the most acclaimed shows of all time - long live rock and roll and musicals!

Nuria Rozas

Nuria Rozas

6 min read

Jersey Boys in Broadway: all you need to know about this musical

Image of the musical | ©Jersey Boys

The story of the Jersey Boys musical has conquered even Clint Eastwood himself , who in 2014 dared to bring to the big screen the successes and misfortunes of the iconic group The Four Seasons, one of the most legendary rock bands of the 60's. Are you going to miss it?

Immerse yourself in one of the most famous theaters in the world to enjoy live the memories of this group will be an unforgettable experience. Travel alone, as a couple or with friends, in this article I tell you how to get tickets to see the Jersey Boys musical in New York and make the most of it.

How much are tickets for the Jersey Boys musical in New York City?

Jersey Boys at the August Wilson Theatre| ©Broadway Tour
Jersey Boys at the August Wilson Theatre| ©Broadway Tour

You are in luck because along with the Aladdin show is one of the cheapest musicals you can attend in the Big Apple. The cheapest tickets are around 43 € and the most expensive are 240 €.

Why is it so cheap compared to other musicals? The trick is that Jersey Boys is performed in Off-Broadway theaters , which are those that, unlike Broadway, have between 100 and 499 seats. In other words, they are smaller auditoriums, which means less expense and, therefore, lower ticket prices, but not lower quality. The good thing? You will be able to enjoy the show in an intimate and familiar atmosphere.

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Tips for buying tickets

Jersey Boys ticket| ©Bev Sykes
Jersey Boys ticket| ©Bev Sykes

Buy tickets online and in advance

In my experience, I suggest you buy tickets online as far in advance as possible so that you can get tickets from 43 euros and your wallet will not be hurt. Ideally, look two or three months in advance.

The advantage? By booking online you can choose yourself the seat you like best and fits your budget. In addition, it is usually cheaper than at the box office, since the theater does not offer special discounts.

Are there cheaper Jersey Boys tickets?

Yes, New York theaters offer the possibility of getting tickets for 27 euros in a virtual lottery that takes place every day. However, I do not recommend this option because it is quite unlikely that you will win, plus the price difference is minimal. You are more likely to win the Christmas 'Gordo' than these tickets!

The operation is simple, you have to fill out a form on the official website of the musical and if you have been selected, you have 6 hours to pay for your tickets. This option is in high demand and, normally, the seats they offer are those that have not been sold in places with poor visibility. From my point of view, it is not worth it.

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How do I choose the best seats to see Jersey Boys on Broadway?

August Wilson Theatre| ©Chris Sampson
August Wilson Theatre| ©Chris Sampson

Here are the two types of seats available, from the most economical to the most exclusive in the center of the stage:

  • Mezzanine (from 43 €): If you want a good panoramic view of the stage at a good price, this will be your preferred option. The cheapest tickets are those on the sides. However, being a small theater, any place is recommended. If you want to complete your trip to the Big Apple with more cultural activities, take note of the 12 best museums in New York.

  • Orchestra (from 122 €): if you are a demanding person and want to live an unforgettable experience in the front rows, this will be your favorite area. The best section is from the fourth row, where you will have incredible views of the stage with a wide perspective and you will not miss a single detail.

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What theater is Jersey Boys playing at Off-Broadway?

Jersey Boys| ©Andrew James
Jersey Boys| ©Andrew James

This classic is performed at the New World Stages, a five-room performing arts complex located in the heart of the theater district. In addition, this space has become Off-Broadway's largest auditorium. In my case, what I liked most were the comfortable red velvet seats and all the space I had to stretch my legs, which after two hours is much appreciated!

The fastest way to get to the theater is to use the metro, whose single ticket costs 2,60 €. At first you may get a bit desperate because the New York subway is literally a city underneath the Big Apple. Here are some basic tips on how to use it without any problems.

Location: The New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th Street between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue.

Nuria's Traveller Tip

So that your economy does not suffer, if you are going to use public transportation several times, it is best to buy the MetroCard, valid for the subway and buses.

Jersey Boys performance schedule in New York City

Facade of the New World Stages| ©Jonathan Mandell
Facade of the New World Stages| ©Jonathan Mandell
  • Monday: 19 h
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday: 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The Jersey Boys musical plays eight performances a week and runs for two and a half hours with a 15-minute intermission - ideal for stretching your legs and hydrating a bit!

Nuria's Traveller Tip

Be careful! "Where you go, do as you please". You might want to have some dinner before the musical because at the exit you may find a large number of restaurants closed.

What to expect from the musical Jersey Boys in New York

Jersey Boys Off-Broadway publicity| ©Albie Girl
Jersey Boys Off-Broadway publicity| ©Albie Girl

The international musical Jersey Boys, which has won four Tony Awards, known as the 'Oscars of Broadway', including Best Musical, is an exuberant biography of Frankie Valli and the 1960s musical group, The Four Seasons. It is a very original show because it unites the documentary and musical parts, something unique on Broadway!

It narrates the rapid rise and success of singer Frankie Valli and his group thanks to songs like 'Sherry', 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Can't Take My Eyes Off of You' and 'What A Night', among others, which eventually became some of the most covered songs in history. But jealousy, conflicts of interest and mismanagement by the group's guitarist Tommy DeVito caused the band to disband.

In this show, which is structured in four parts, each narrated by a different member of the band who gives his or her own perspective on the band's history, you'll see special effects, unique staging and lots of rock and roll - it's Off-Broadway's most roguish musical!

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Can I see Jersey Boys with children?

Waiting to see the show| ©Todd Baker
Waiting to see the show| ©Todd Baker

Jersey Boys is recommended for ages 12 and up, since the actors, due to the script's requirements, use language inappropriate for children. However, there are other musicals such as The Lion King, which has captivated more than 100 million spectators worldwide, which is perfect to see as a family.

The Lion King is a fantastic theatrical adaptation of Disney' s 1994 Oscar-winning film. It is a unique show loaded with family values that will make your hair stand on end with the music of Elton John- your kids will love it!

Should I have dinner before the musical?

Typical New York menu| ©Hellotickets
Typical New York menu| ©Hellotickets

My advice is that, as far as possible, you adapt to the customs and habits of the place. In the U.S. dinner is very early, between 17 and 19 hours in the evening and although we may find it a little early, after a long and intense day of sightseeing, your stomach will thank you. However, if you are not hungry yet, don't worry, because there are many restaurants on Broadway that close later.

However, in the Big Apple there are restaurants for all tastes. Here I leave you a gastronomic guide with the 10 best places to eat in New York. Enjoy!

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