Jersey Boys Opens in London's West End March 18

News   Jersey Boys Opens in London's West End March 18
 
The London production of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys officially opens at London's Prince Edward Theatre March 18. Previews began at the West End venue Feb. 28.
Olivier nominee Ryan Molloy as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys.
Olivier nominee Ryan Molloy as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys. Photo by Brinkoff & Mogenburg

The London cast is headed by Ryan Molloy (On the Town, English National Opera) as Frankie Valli, Stephen Ashfield (Taboo) as Bob Gaudio, Glenn Carter (Jesus Christ Superstar, West End and Broadway) as Tommy DeVito and Philip Bulcock (Golden Boy, Of Mice and Men and "Hanrahan Investigates" for Channel Five) as Nick Massi.

The cast also features Simon Adkins (Bob Crewe), Suzy Bastone (Mary Delgado), Michelle Francis (Francine), Jye Frasca (Joey), Tom Lorcan (Knuckles), Tee Jaye (Barry), Stuart Milligan (Gyp DeCarlo), Amy Pemberton (Lorraine), Joseph Prouse (Norm Waxman) and Griffin Stevens (Hank Majewski).

Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons – comprising Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi – and how this group of blue-collar guys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American and international pop music sensations of all time.

Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe, the London production keeps the Broadway creative team led by director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo.

The Broadway version, which officially opened at the August Wilson Theatre Nov. 6, 2005, garnered four Tony Award wins: for stars John Lloyd Young and Christian Hoff, lighting designer Howell Binkley and for the top prize, Best Musical. The Four Seasons wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30. 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)," "Bye Bye Baby," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Working My Way Back to You," "Fallen Angel," "Rag Doll" and "Who Loves You."

In London Jersey Boys is produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group and in association with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner.

For more on Jersey Boys, call 0844 482 5138 or visit www.jerseyboyslondon.com.

Philip Bulcock, Ryan Molloy, Stephen Ashfield and Glenn Carter in London's <i>Jersey Boys.</i>
Philip Bulcock, Ryan Molloy, Stephen Ashfield and Glenn Carter in London's Jersey Boys. Photo by Brinkoff &amp; Mogenburg
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