Wednesday, 10 September 2014

PRESS NIGHT PICTURES! Jersey Boys opens at the Manchester Palace

Tim Driesen, Stephen Webb, Sam Ferriday and Lewis Griffiths star as Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio and Nick Massi in the UK tour of Jersey Boys.  Matt Corner will play the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances. Also in the cast are 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.
Due to the illness of Tim Driesen, the role of Frankie Valli was played by Matt Corner on press night (the alternate Frankie Valli).

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.
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.
Left: Amelia Adams-Pearce (Mary Delgado) and Nathaniel Morrison (Barry). Right: Amelia Adams-Pearce (Mary Delgado) 

Left: Carolynne Poole. Right: Damian Buhagiar (Joe Pesci)

Left: Danny Austin and Sergio Trujillo. Right: David Ian. 

Left: Des McAnuff, Michael David, Lauren Mitchell and Richard Hester. Right: Dominic Smith (Norm Waxman) 

Left: Gemma Atkinson. Right: Hayley Tamaddon. 

Left: Joe Tracini. Right: John Thomson and Chris Gascoigne. 

Left: Justin McDonald with Kate Hodgson. Right: Krissi Bohn. 

Left: Lauren Mitchell and Michael David. Right: Leanne Garretty (Lorraine) and Dan Krikler (swing). 

Left: Liz McClarnon and Carolynne Poole. Right: Matt Gillett (Bob Crewe)

Left: Michael Le Vell and Louise Gibbons. Right: Rosemary Squire and Howard Panter. 

Left: Sean Kingsley (Gyp DeCarlo). Right: Sophie Austin. 

Tam Ryan

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