Jersey Boys Tony Winner Young Signs TV Deal with ABC; Returns from Vocal Rest Aug. 1

News   Jersey Boys Tony Winner Young Signs TV Deal with ABC; Returns from Vocal Rest Aug. 1
 
John Lloyd Young, the Tony Award-winning star of Broadway's Jersey Boys, signed a one-year holding deal with ABC/Touchstone Television, according to Variety.

The actor — who returns to musical Aug. 1 after a doctor-ordered week of vocal rest (according to his website) — is not yet attached to any project, the trade mag states.

Young won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal and his contract with the show is purportedly up on Oct. 1. Production spokespersons told Playbill.com no end date for Lloyd stint is set.

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From blue-collar beginnings to gold-record status, the story of American pop group The Four Seasons comes to life on Broadway in Jersey Boys. Des McAnuff (700 Sundays, The Who's Tommy) directed the musical which began Oct. 4, 2005, and opened at the August Wilson Theatre Nov. 6.

Jersey Boys features music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and a book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice. The production garnered four Tony Award wins for stars John Lloyd Young and Christian Hoff, lighting designer Howell Binkley and for the top prize Best Musical. Young (The Drawer Boy, The Chosen at Paper Mill) joined the cast for the Broadway run. Original stars Hoff (The Who's Tommy), Daniel Reichard (Radiant Baby, The Thing About Men) and J. Robert Spencer (Side Show, Lucky Duck) reprise their roles from the La Jolla Playhouse world premiere.

Tickets to Jersey Boys at the August Wilson Theatre, 245 W. 52nd Street, are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250. For more information, visit www.JerseyBoysBroadway.com.

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