The final curtain call for Jersey Boys will be in March next year, but they will be heading out for a second UK tour, which will kick off in December 2017 in Birmingham. Jersey Boys first appeared on the West End stage at Prince Edward Theatre in March 2008 before moving to the Piccadilly in 2014.
With any announcement comes speculation and this time is no exception. The speculation is that Finding Neverland, which closed on Broadway in August this year, will move to fill the stage space. Finding Neverland is Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner and could be on the West End stage in late spring or early summer of 2017.
Could it also be that the rumours around the cast hold some truth too? Rumour suggests that Kelsey Grammer, who played the original Charles Frohman, and Alfie Boe, who played J.M. Barrie for a run, will headline the West End production.
Finding Neverland is the story of Peter Pan author J.M, Barrie and his relationship with Sylvia Llewelyn Davies’ family and whose children were to be the inspiration for Barrie’s Peter Pan.