West End's Jersey Boys to Move Home from Prince Edward to Piccadilly Theatre
By Mark Shenton
The West End production of Jersey Boys, which recently celebrated its fifth London birthday at the Prince Edward Theatre — where it opened March 26, 2008 — will transfer to the Piccadilly Theatre in March 2014.
It will play its last performance at its current home March 9, with the date for the first performance at the Piccadilly still to be announced. The Piccadilly is currently home to Viva Forever! through June 29, and it will next house the West End return of Dirty Dancing, the stage version of the 1987 film of the same name, which begins performances July 13, and is booking through Feb. 22, 2014.
Jersey Boys at the Prince Edward currently stars Ryan Molloy as Frankie Valli, Jon Boyden as Tommy DeVito, Edd Post as Bob Guadio and David McGranaghan as Nick Massi, with Jon Lee playing the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances. Also in the cast are Will Barratt, Nicola Brazil, Rebecca Jayne Davies, Ben Evans, Chris Gardner, Lucinda Gill, Mark Halliday, Mark Isherwood, Ben Jennings, Tommie Earl Jenkins, Stuart King, Lucy Martin, Stuart Milligan, Jake Samuels, Michael Watson, Ben Wheeler and Gemma Whitelam.
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. Scenic design is 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.
Jersey Boys is produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, in association with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner, and a small group of U.K. colleagues.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 482 5151, or visit www.jerseyboyslondon.com for more details.
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