National Tour of Jersey Boys Welcomes Hayden Milanes and Adam Zelasko Dec. 21
By Andrew Gans
The national tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, welcomes Hayden Milanes (Frankie Valli) and Adam Zelasko (Nick Massi) beginning Dec. 21 in Philadelphia, PA.
The two actors join a company that includes Nicolas Dromard (Tommy DeVito) and Jason Kappus (Bob Gaudio) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella.
The Philadelphia return engagement of Jersey Boys is now playing through Jan. 5, 2014, at the Forrest Theatre. Following Philadelphia, the company will move to Richmond, VA, for a premiere engagement at the Landmark Theater Jan. 7-19.
Hayden Milanes has been seen in regional productions of The Rocky Horror Show (Rocky), Grease (Danny), A Chorus Line and Finding Nemo: The Musical.
Adam Zelasko has been seen in the tours of Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jimmy) and Legally Blonde the Musical.
The ensemble includes Tommaso Antico, Kaleigh Cronin, Marlana Dunn, Larry Esparza, Devon Goffman, De’Lon Grant, Bryan Hindle, Leo Huppert, Ian Joseph, Michelle Pruiett, John Rochette, Rachel Schur, Skye Scott, Shaun Taylor-Corbett and Robert J. Townsend.
Jersey Boys is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, direction by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
The musical, according to press notes, "is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi, about a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide — all before they were thirty." The show features "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Oh What a Night," "Walk Like a Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and "Working My Way Back To You."
Jersey Boys is the recipient of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical. The Original Broadway Cast Recording, produced by Bob Gaudio, received the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The Broadway production also won the 2006 Outer Critics Circle & Drama League Awards for Best Musical.
The Broadway production opened Nov. 6, 2005, at the August Wilson Theatre.
Tickets for the Philadelphia engagement begin at $40 and are available by calling (800) 447-7400 or online at telecharge.com. Tickets are also available at the Forrest Theatre box office (1114 Walnut St.).
For more information visit JerseyBoysTour.com.
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