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Jersey Boys Full casting announced!
Full casting has been announced for the London production of the Broadway musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, which opens at the Prince Edward Theatre 18 Mar 2008, following previews from 28 Feb 2008 - booking to 18 Oct 2008
Joining previously mentioned Ryan Molloy (Frankie Valli), Stephen Ashfield (Bob Gaudio), Glenn Carter (Tommy DeVito) & Philip Bulcock (Nick Massi), are Scott Monello as the alternate Frankie Valli, Simon Adkins (Bob Crewe), Suzy Bastone (Mary Delgado), Michelle Francis (Francine), Jye Frasca (Joe Pesci), Tee Jaye (Barry), Tom Lorcan (Donnie/Knuckles), Stuart Milligan (Gyp Decarlo), Amy Pemberton (Lorraine), Joseph Prouse (Norm Waxman), Griffin Stevens (Hank Majewski), Paul Ayres, Laura Brydon, Lucinda Gill, Mark Isherwood, Kieran Jae, Graham Vick and Ben Wheeler.
Ryan Molloy's London stage credits includes "Taboo" and "Jerry Springer The Opera". Stephen Ashfield's London stage credits includes "Taboo" and "When Harry Met Barry" Glenn Carter's many London stage credits includes "Jesus Christ Superstar; "Whistle Down The Wind"; "Chess"; "Cats"; "Les Miserables"; "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"; "Grease". Philip Bulcock's theatre credits include Nine, Elvis - The Musical, Return to the Forbidden Planet and Grease.
Jersey Boys is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.
The London production will be 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)’,
JERSEY BOYS opened in New York in November 2005 and won four 2006 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.