Monday, 14 July 2014

JERSEY BOYS UK tour cast announced


The producers of the UK and Irish tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, are delighted to announce the full cast joining previously announced West End star Tim Driesen as Frankie Valli.

Stephen Webb, Sam Ferriday and Lewis Griffiths will star as Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio and Nick Massi respectively.  Matt Corner will play the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances. Also in the cast will be Sean Kingsley as Gyp DeCarlo, Matt Gillett as Bob Crewe, Nathaniel Morrison as Barry Belson, Dominic Smith as Norm Waxman, Damian Buhagiar as Joey Pesci, Henry Davis as Hank Majewski, Leanne Garretty as Lorraine, Amelia Adams-Pearce as Mary Delgado and Sinead Long as Francine, with Dan Krikler, Dayle Hodge, Luke Morton and Charlie Allen.
JERSEY BOYS has been seen by over 19 million people worldwide and is firmly established as one of the West End's longest running and most popular shows, where it continues to play at its new home of the Piccadilly Theatre.

JERSEY BOYS is the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks. These four boys from New Jersey became one of the most successful bands in pop history, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and sold 175 million records worldwide, all before they turned 30.  The show is packed with their hits, including Beggin’, 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), Bye Bye Baby, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Working My Way Back to You, Fallen Angel, Rag Doll and Who Loves You.

Winner of Broadway’s Tony, London’s Olivier and Australia’s Helpmann Awards for Best New Musical, JERSEY BOYS is the winner of 55 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical.  As well as still running on Broadway and in the West End, JERSEY BOYS can be seen in Las Vegas, across the United States on its US National Tour and in the Netherlands.

The tour opens at the Manchester Palace Theatre on 4th September 2014 where it runs until 4th October 2014.

The show will also visit; Edinburgh Playhouse (8th-25th October), Stoke Regent Theatre (28th October-8th November), Hull New Theatre (11th-22nd November), Sunderland Empire (25th November-6th December), Birmingham Alexandra Theatre (9th December 2014-3rd January 2015), Canterbury Marlowe Theatre (20th-31st January), Milton Keynes Theatre (3rd-14th February), Southend Cliffs Pavilion (17th-28th February), Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre (3rd-14th March), Woking New Victoria (17th-28th March), Oxford New Theatre (12th-23rd May), Bristol Hippodrome (26th May -13th June), Liverpool Empire (23rd June-4th July), Norwich Theatre Royal (7th-18th July) and Southampton Mayflower Theatre (4th-15th August). Further dates to be added.

JERSEY BOYS is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.  The UK Tour will be staged by the entire original Broadway creative team, led by director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo, with scenic design by Klara Zieglerova, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Steve Canyon Kennedy and projections design by Michael Clark.  The orchestrations are by Steve Orich and the music supervision and vocal arrangements by Ron Melrose. 

The UK and Irish Tour of JERSEY BOYS is produced by Dodger Theatricals, David Ian / Michael Watt and Ambassador Theatre Group, with Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, in association with Latitude Link, Rick Steiner, DHST Inc.
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