Arcelus to Return to Jersey Boys Cast July 14

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Sebastian Arcelus, recently seen Off-Broadway in Lincoln Center Theater's Happiness, will return to the Broadway cast of Jersey Boys July 14 at the August Wilson Theatre.

Sebastian Arcelus
Sebastian Arcelus

Arcelus will again play the role of Bob Gaudio. Andrew Rannells, who has been playing that role since Arcelus' departure, plays his final performance July 12.

Arcelus has also been seen on Broadway in Wicked, Rent and Good Vibrations. Other credits include the national tour of Wicked, The Full Monty, Caligula, Hamlet: A Rock Opera, Aida, Floyd Collins and the world premiere of William Finn's Songs of Innocence and Experience. He can be heard on the recording of Barbara Cook's Carnegie Hall concert "No One is Alone" and is also the voice of Papi on Nickelodeon's "Go, Diego, Go!"

Jersey Boys, according to press notes, is "the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. It's a journey of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks 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 30."

The creative team includes Tony-winning director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo as well as Klara Zieglerova (scenic design), Jess Goldstein (costume design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound design), Michael Clark (projections design), Charles LaPointe (wig and hair design), Steve Orich (orchestrations) and Ron Melrose (music direction, vocal arrangements and incidental music).

Jersey Boys premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse in October 2004 before arriving in November 2005 at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre. The Broadway production garnered four Tony Awards: for stars John Lloyd Young and Christian Hoff, lighting designer Howell Binkley and for Best Musical. The award-winning production features music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and a book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice.

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