This marks the first time that all Four Seasons will have changed at the same time since the show opened in London. The new company has Matt Corner — joining from the current U.K. and Ireland touring production — as Frankie Valli, with Simon Bailey as Tommy DeVito, Declan Egan as Bob Gaudio and Matt Hunt as Nick Massi. At certain performances, Dayle Hodge will play Valli.
Corner has previously appeared in the West End as Galileo in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre).
Bailey was a founding member of Teatro who achieved gold status with their debut album within three weeks of its release. His West End credits include I Can’t Sing! The X-Factor Musical at the London Palladium, Enjolras in the 21st anniversary cast of Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre) and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's Theatre).
Hunt made his professional theatre debut in the Australian and New Zealand touring production of Jersey Boys as Norm Waxman. He now makes his West End debut in the show. Hodge previously understudied and played the role of Frankie Valli in the U.K. and Ireland touring production of Jersey Boys. Other West End credits include Les Misérables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (original London cast) and Chip in the original London cast of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
The full company from March 15 will also include Mark Dugdale, Leanne Garretty, Will Haswell, Mark Heenehan, Joe Maxwell, Nathaniel Morrison, Dan O’Brien, Nicola Brazil, Stuart Dawes, Lucinda Gill, Nicky Griffiths, Mark Isherwood, Ben Jennings, Chris Stoddart, Helen Ternent and Ben Wheeler.
Jersey Boys is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. The London production is 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 projection design by Michael Clark. The orchestrations are by Steve Orich and the music supervision and vocal arrangements by Ron Melrose. It is produced in London by the Dodgers, with Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, in association with Latitude Link, Rick Steiner, and a group of U.K. colleagues.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 871 7630 or visit www.jerseyboyslondon.com.