The winner Tony and Olivier Jersey Boys starts performances at the newly refurbished Trafalgar Theater on July 28. Leading the cast will be Ben Joyce in his professional stage debut as Frankie Valli with Adam Bailey (The Book of Mormon) like Bob Gaudio, Benjamin Yates (Mean) like Tommy De Vito, and Karl James Wilson (Dirty dance) as Nick Massi.
Watch Joyce, Bailey, Wilson and Yates rehearse “My Eyes Adored You”, accompanied by Music Director Katy Richardson, in the video above. Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan wrote the song, first recorded by The Four Seasons in 1974.
As previously stated, the original Jersey Boys The creative team, led by Tony award-winning director Des McAnuff and Tony-award-winning choreographer Sergio Trujillo, reunite for the new London production. The opening night is scheduled for August 10.
The company will also feature Ben Irish as Bob Crewe, Mark Isherwood as Gyp de Carlo, Koko Basigara as Lorraine, Melanie Bright as Mary Delgado, Jack Carl Douglas as Norm / Hank, Matteo Johnson as Joe Pesci, Jacob McIntosh as Barry Belson, and Helen Ternent as Francine with Elliot Allinson, Jack Campbell, Huon Macckley, Bonnie Page and Andy Smith swings.
Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe, the internationally successful musical details the rise of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
Jersey Boys opened in New York City in November 2005, ending its 11-year term on January 15, 2017, after 4,642 performances at the August Wilson Theater. The musical first aired in London’s West End from March 18, 2008 until March 26, 2017 and, at the time, was the sixth longest-running musical in the West End. The musical also began an Off-Broadway run in November 2017 at New World Stages.
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The upcoming production will feature stage design by Klara Zieglerova, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Steve Canyon Kennedy, and projection design by Michael Clark. Orchestrations are by Steve Orich, and musical supervision and vocal arrangements are by Ron Melrose.
Jersey Boys is produced in London by the Dodgers and Trafalgar Theater Productions, with BB Investments, Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group in association with Latitude Link and Eilene Davidson Productions.
Jersey Boys Production photos