Las Vegas Cast for Jersey Boys Ready to Roll

News   Las Vegas Cast for Jersey Boys Ready to Roll Erich Bergen, Rick Faugno, Jeremy Kushnier and Jeff Leibow will star as The Four Seasons in the upcoming Las Vegas production of Jersey Boys.

Previews begin at the Palazzo April 4. The resort was recently built by Las Vegas Sands Corp in the heart of the Strip and neighbors the company's Venetian and Sands Expo and Convention Center.

Bergen (as Bob Gaudio), Rick Faugno (Frankie Valli), Jeremy Kushnier (Tommy DeVito) and Jeff Leibow (Nick Massi) will lead an ensemble that also features John Altieri and Ken Krugman.

Mike Backes, Natalie Bradshaw, Joseph Leo Bwarie, Joyce Chittick, Graham Fenton, Julia Krohn, Jason Martinez, Kristofer McNeeley, Jonathan Gerard Rodriguez, John Salvatore, Michael James Scott, Lauren Tartaglia and Colin Trahan round out the cast.

Jersey Boysis presented in Las Vegas by original Broadway producers Dodger Theatricals, Joseph Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group together with BASE Entertainment in association with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner.

For tickets call (702) 414-9000 or toll-free at (866) 641-7469 for the Venetian box office. Prices will scale from $65-$135. For more information, visit JerseyBoysInfo.com. *

Director Des McAnuff (The Who's Tommy, Big River) will reteam with the Broadway creative team — including choreographer Sergio Trujillo — for the Las Vegas run.

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Jersey Boys re-creates the story of American pop group The Four Seasons — the highs, the lows and all in between — on stage in the musical with the help of their hits "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" and more.

The show began previews on Broadway Oct. 4, 2005, and officially opened at the August Wilson Theatre Nov. 6. The original Broadway cast recording is available on Rhino Records.

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.

The musical made its debut at the La Jolla Playhouse in October 2004.

The design team includes Klara Zieglerova (scenic), Jess Goldstein (costume), Howell Binkley (lighting), Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound), Michael Clark (projections) and Charles LaPointe (wig and hair). Steve Orich provides orchestrations, and Ron Melrose handles music direction, vocal arrangements and incidental music.

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