Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys current ‘Franki Valli,’ John Lloyd Young, will play his final performance on 28 Jul 2013. The producers of Jersey Boys announced July 11 that Dominic Scaglione Jr. and Joseph Leo Bwarie will alternate in the role of Frankie Valli in the Broadway company at the August Wilson Theatre beginning July 30.

A veteran of the Broadway company, Scaglione currently plays the role at Wednesday and Saturday matinee performances, and has also performed the role in the Chicago and Las Vegas productions. Bwarie, who will be making his Broadway debut, played ‘Frankie Valli’ across the country in the musical’s first national tour.

Scaglione will play ‘Frankie Valli’ six times a week, while Bwarie will perform the role at the Wednesday and Saturday matinee performances.

The cast of Jersey Boys also includes Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Drew Gehling (Bob Gaudio) and Andy Karl (Tommy DeVito) with Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito, Miles Aubrey, Erik Bates, Candi Boyd, Jared Bradshaw, Ken Dow, Russell Fischer, Renée Marino, Rashad Naylor, Katie O’Toole, Joe Payne, Jessica Rush, Nathan Scherich, Sara Schmidt and Taylor Sternberg.

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 Broadway production opened Nov. 6, 2005 and continuously playing at the August Wilson Theatre. Jersey Boys Broadway Tickets currently booking through to 05 Jan 2014.

Jersey Boys, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, will surpass The Producers with 2,503 performances, becoming the 22nd longest-running show in Broadway history and the longest running show in Jujamcyn Theaters’ history, with the performance on Tuesday, November 29.

Jersey Boys opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005 at the August Wilson Theatre. The show is currently playing in New York; Las Vegas; London; Sydney, Australia; in cities across the U.S. on two National Tours, and a production will open in Auckland, New Zealand in April, 2012.

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 London production also won the 2009 UK People’s Choice and What’s on Stage Awards for Best New Musical. The Toronto production is the winner of three Dora Awards, including the Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Production. The Australian production is 2010 recipient of the Helpmann Award for Australia’s Best Musical and seven Victorian Green Room Awards.

{Via BroadwayWorld.com}

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The Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical Jersey Boys has extended its booking period through to 3 Jul 2011.

The musical, now in its 4th year, opened on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre on the 6 Nov 2005, following previews from the 4 Oct.

Jersey Boys 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 musical opened to excellent reviews: “still dynamically alive in music while, as a drama, it catches the very texture, almost the actual smell, of its time.” (New York Post); There’s no point in beating around the bush — I had a great time.” (New York Daily News); “A hot new Broadway show.” (Star-Ledger); “It’s basically a nostalgic evening—but a thoroughly enjoyable one.” (newyorktheatreguide.com)

The cast of Jersey Boys currently features Jarrod Spector (Frankie Valli), Ryan Jesse (Bob Gaudio), Dominic Nolfi (Tommy DeVito) and Matt Bogart (Nick Massi).

Winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Jersey Boys is written by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and is directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff, choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, with Orchestrations by Steve Orich and Music Direction, Vocal Arrangements and Incidental Music by Ron Melrose.

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The Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning musical Jersey Boys plays its 2,000th Broadway performance Sept. 11 at 2 PM at the August Wilson Theatre.

The Broadway company of the hit musical currently features Sebastian Arcelus (Bob Gaudio), Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Dominic Nolfi (Tommy DeVito) and Jarrod Spector (Frankie Valli) as The Four Seasons with Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito. The ensemble comprises Miles Aubrey, Erik Bates, Bridget Berger, Scott J. Campbell, Kris Coleman, Ken Dow, Russell Fischer, Cory Grant, John Hickman, Katie O’Toole, Joe Payne, Jessica Rush, Sara Schmidt and Taylor Sternberg.

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.”

Jersey Boys is also currently playing in Las Vegas, London, Australia and in cities across the U.S. on a national tour.

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Jersey Boys The Top 30th longest-running show on Broadway
Jersey Boys The Top 30th longest-running show on Broadway
Jersey Boys Cracks the Top 30 Longest-Running Broadway Shows!

Another Jersey Boys Broadway milestone! As of July 11, 2010, the 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical has become the 30th longest-running show on Broadway, with 1,929 performances!

Jersey Boys has now surpassed some of the long-running and critically-acclaimed shows on the Great White Way, including La Cage aux Folles, Aida, and South Pacific and will soon be closing in on hits such as Pippin and Smokey Joe’s Cafe.

Congratulations to Jersey Boys Broadway on their latest milestone!

{Via Internet Broadway Database}

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