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Producers of the hit West End and Broadway musical Jersey Boys have announced that Gary Watson will join the cast at the Piccadilly Theatre in the role of Nick Massi from 10 March 2015 as the show prepares to celebrate its 7th birthday in the West End on 18 March 2015.
He will be starring alongside Michael Watson as Frankie Valli, Edd Post as Bob Gaudio and Jon Boydon as Tommy DeVito. Sandy Moffat plays the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances.
Also joining the ensemble cast on 10 March 2015 will be Matthew Cutts, Stuart Dawes, Nicky Griffiths, Joseph Peters, Chris Stoddart and Helen Ternent, joining current ensemble members Nicola Brazil, Lucinda Gill, Thomas Goodridge, Matthew Hunt, Mark Isherwood, Charlotte Jeffery, Ben Jennings, Matt Thorpe and Ben Wheeler.
Gary Watson's theatre credits include Norman in 'Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be' (Theatre Royal, Stratford East), Don in 'A Chorus Line' (London Palladium), G.K. Chesterton in 'Finding Neverland' (Curve, Leicester), Rudolpho in 'Matilda The Musical' (Cambridge Theatre/RSC), and Marius in 'Les Miserables' (Queens Theatre).
Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons – Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi – and how this group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American and International pop music sensations of all time.
"They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were thirty. Their songs include ‘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)’."
The musical opened at the Prince Edward Theatre on 18 March 2008, following previews from 28 February 2008 and closed there on 9 March 2014. The show re-opened a few days later, at the Piccadilly Theatre on 14 Mar, where it is currently taking bookings to 25 Oct 2015.