'Jersey Boys' announces Off-Broadway casting

The musical resumes performances November 15.

Jersey Boys

They're just too good to be true! Casting for the Off-Broadway return of Jersey Boys has been announced ahead of the production's return to New World Stages on November 15.

All announced cast members were performing in their roles when the pandemic closed theatres. The Four Seasons will be played by Jonathan Cable as Nick Massi, Aaron De Jesus as Frankie Valli, CJ Pawlikowski as Bob Gaudio, and John Rochette as Tommy DeVito. Returning cast members also includes Dianna Marie Barger, Tristen Buettel, Andrew Frace, Rory Max Kaplan, Joey LaVarco, Austin Owen, Michelle Rombola, and Paul Sabala. Additional casting is yet to be announced.

Jersey Boys recounts the historic career of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons from their beginnings as street singers in New Jersey to inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Each band member tells a portion of the story, recalling both their career highs as well as the disputes between band members and personal struggles that became just as famous as the band's music. The Four Seasons' greatest hits form the basis of Jersey Boys, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What A Night,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Working My Way Back To You.”

The musical premiered in 2005 on Broadway and won four Tony Awards including Best Musical. Jersey Boys opened off Broadway in November 2017, only 10 months after the show ended its 11-year Broadway run.

Jersey Boys tickets will be available on New York Theatre Guide soon.