The show is welcoming a new lead plus several supporting and ensemble cast members, joining a run scheduled to end in May next year. Directed Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo, the musical features some of the most iconic rock and roll tunes to tell the bewildering story of one of the world’s most influential music groups in History.
Just as the real Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were a bit too big for their hometown, it seems the show narrating the convoluted lives of one the best remembered groups in American pop culture can’t stay in just one place. While still charming audiences in London’s West End (their signs for audience members not to sing along may serve as evidence for that, and for other things…), the musical has already embarked on a tour across British Isles – now welcoming a new bunch of troupers to their team, including one of its leads.
Christopher Short will play Nick Massi, joining current Seasons Michael Pickering as Frankie Valli, Blair Gibson as Bob Gaudio and Dalton Wood as Tommy DeVito. Ryan Heenan will play Frankie Valli at certain performances. Also new to the cast are Matthew Lawrence (Norm Waxman), Olly Manley (Swing), Victoria McCabe (Francine), Dan O’Brien (Hank Majewski) and Kirsty Whelan (Swing). They join current cast members Emma Crossley (Mary Delgado), Jordan James (Gyp DeCarlo), Michael Levi (Bob Crewe), Tom O’Brien (Swing), Nathan Routledge (Swing), George Salmon (Joe Pesci), Ellie Seaton (Lorraine) and Damien Winchester (Barry Belson).
Recipient of the Tony, Olivier and the Helpmann (Australia) Awards for Best New Musical, Jersey Boys has won 65 major accolades and has been seen by over 30 million people worldwide. Featuring loads of unforgettable rock and roll anthems such as Sherry, 1963 (Oh What a Night) or Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (better known as I Love You, Baby), this touring production is led by the Tony Award-winning team of 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 projections design by Michael Clark.
Jersey Boys will keep on tour until May next year, when it will end its run at the Leicester Curve Theatre. Further venue information and tickets are available on the following link.