ORIGINAL TONY-WINNING FRANKIE VALLI, JOHN LLOYD YOUNG, TO REPRISE ROLE AT THE PICCADILLY THEATRE

Main Image: John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli in original cast of JERSEY BOYS on Broadway | Photo credit: Joan Marcus

ORIGINAL BROADWAY, TONY AWARD-WINNING FRANKIE VALLI — JOHN LLOYD YOUNG — TO OPEN “JERSEY BOYS” IN ITS NEW LONDON HOME AT THE PICCADILLY THEATRE  ON SATURDAY 15 MARCH, 2014 

Tony Award-winner John Lloyd Young, who originated the role of Frankie Valli on Broadway in 2006, will now have the honour of opening the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, when it moves to its new London home at the Piccadilly Theatre, opening on 15 March.  Young will appear in the London production for a limited season from 15 March until 27 April.

As Frankie Valli, John Lloyd Young won the Lead Actor Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards, becoming the only American actor in history to win all four leading actor awards for a Broadway debut.  He sings lead vocals on the Platinum, Grammy Award-winning JERSEY BOYS Original Cast Album.  Young has re-created his award-winning Broadway turn on screen in Clint Eastwood’s film adaptation of JERSEY BOYS, due out in June 2014.

In 2013, John Lloyd Young was appointed by Barack Obama to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

Also joining the new company at the Piccadilly Theatre will be Matt Nalton, who will be making his West End debut as Nick Massi.  Edd Post and Jon Boydon will continue as Bob Gaudio and Tommy De Vito, and Michael Watson will play the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances.  Also in the cast at the Piccadilly Theatre will be Nicola Brazil, Sophie Carmen-Jones, Thomas Goodridge, Lucinda Gill, Matthew Hunt, Mark Isherwood, Charlotte Jeffery, Ben Jennings, Stuart King, Sandy Moffat, Sean Mulligan, Tom Senior, Emma Stephens, Matt Thorpe, Graham Vick, Ben Wheeler and Rob Wilshaw.

John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli in Broadway production of JERSEY BOYS 2013 | Photo credit: Joan Marcus
John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli in Broadway production of JERSEY BOYS 2013 | Photo credit: Joan Marcus

JERSEY BOYS opened in London at the Prince Edward Theatre in 2008 and its last performance there will be on Sunday 9 March.  The show will celebrate its 6th Birthday in London on 18 March.  The musical has now been seen by over 19 million people worldwide and is firmly established as one of the West End’s longest running and most popular shows.  The show will also be touring the United Kingdom for the first time from September 2014.

JERSEY BOYS is the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks. These four boys from New Jersey became one of the most successful bands in pop history, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and sold 175 million records worldwide, all before they turned 30.  The show is packed with their hits, including Beggin’, Sherry, Walk Like A Man, December, 1963 (Oh What a Night), Big Girls Don’t Cry, My Eyes Adored You, Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got), Bye Bye Baby, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Working My Way Back to You, Fallen Angel, Rag Doll and Who Loves You.

Winner of Broadway’s Tony, London’s Olivier and Australia’s Helpmann Awards for Best New Musical, JERSEY BOYS is the winner of 55 major awards worldwide.  As well as still running on Broadway and in the West End, JERSEY BOYS can be seen in Las Vegas, across the United States on its US National Tour, in the Netherlands and in Seoul, Korea.

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, 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.  The orchestrations are by Steve Orich and the music supervision and vocal arrangements by Ron Melrose.

JERSEY BOYS is produced in London by the Dodgers, with Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, in association with Latitude Link, Rick Steiner, and a small clutch of UK colleagues.

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Original Broadway Cast Recording [Featuring John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli] 

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