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Jersey Boys cast changes 16 March 2010
There are cast changes in Jersey Boys, from 16 March 2010. The show has also extended 6 months and is now taking bookings to 10 April 2011.
Jon Boydon joins cast as 'Tommy DeVito'; Eugene McCoy as Nick Massi; Jade Westaby as Mary Delgado; Michelle Francis as Francine; Charlie Bull as Lorraine.
Jon Boydon has just completed two years in the West End show “We Will Rock You” playing the alternate ‘Galileo / Figaro’. Eugene McCoy has recently played featured roles in “Mamma Mia!” at the Prince of Wales Theatre and “Guys and Dolls” at the Piccadilly Theatre in London.
The show continues to feature Ryan Molloy (Frankie Valli), Scott Monello (the alternate Frankie Valli), Stephen Ashfield (Bob Gaudio), Simon Adkins (Bob Crewe), Jye Frasca (Joe Pesci), Tee Jaye (Barry), Mark Carroll (Donnie/Knuckles), Stuart Milligan (Gyp Decarlo), Joseph Prouse (Norm Waxman), James Winter (Hank Majewski).
Jersey Boys opened at the Prince Edward Theatre 18 Mar 2008, following previews from 28 Feb 2008 to reasonable notices from the popular press: THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Slickly animated production." THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "It has a quality you rarely find in musicals - gritty honesty - as well as the best collection of pop hits since Mamma Mia!" THE GUARDIAN says, "A pleasant, forgettable night out; no more, no less."
Jersey Boys is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.
The London production is staged by the entire original Broadway creative team: Directed by Des McAnuff , designed by Klara Zieglerova, lighting by Howell Binkley, choreography by Sergio Trujillo, costumes by Jess Goldstein, sound by Steve Canyon Kennedy and projections design by Michael Clark. The orchestrations are by Steve Orich and the music direction and vocal arrangements by Ron Melrose.
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)’.