The smash hit musical Jersey Boys reaches a very special landmark this month, when it will be celebrating its fifth London birthday at the Prince Edward Theatre on Tuesday 26 March, having opened in London in 2008. Jersey Boys has now been seen by over 4 million people worldwide and is firmly established as one of the West End's longest running and most popular shows.
On Tuesday 12 March, Edd Post and David McGranaghan will join the London cast as Bob Gaudio and Nick Massi respectively. Ryan Molloy will continue as Frankie Valli and Jon Boydon as Tommy DeVito, with Jon Lee playing the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances. Also in the cast will be Will Barratt, Nicola Brazil, Rebecca Jayne Davies, Ben Evans, Chris Gardner, Lucinda Gill, Mark Halliday, Mark Isherwood, Ben Jennings, Tommie Earl Jenkins, Stuart King, Lucy Martin, Stuart Milligan, Jake Samuels, Michael Watson, Ben Wheeler and Gemma Whitelam.
As part of the celebrations for the show's fifth birthday, the producers have launched Senior Sundays, whereby senior citizens are now able to see Jersey Boys for only £27.50* at Sunday performances. In addition, the booking period at the Prince Edward Theatre is being extended to 2 March 2014.
JERSEY BOYS is the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli 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 100 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'.
JERSEY BOYS is the winner of 55 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. The show originally opened on Broadway in 2006. As well as still running on Broadway and in the West End, Jersey Boys can be seen in Las Vegas, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, and across the United States on its National Tour, and will open in South Africa in April.
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. Jersey Boys has 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.