Jersey Boys Extends Booking as Ryan Molloy Joins Cast



The Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, Jersey Boys has extended booking at the August Wilson Theatre through 5 July 2015. The production, which originally opened on 6 Nov 2005 following previews from 4 Oct 2005, was previously booking to 4 Jan 2015.

London actor Ryan Molloy will make his Broadway debut in the show as Frankie Valli, the role he created in the London production, from 29 July 2014 through Sunday, 19 October 2014.

He will join the current Broadway cast of Jersey Boys which is currently led by Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Drew Gehling (Bob Gaudio), Peter Gregus (Bob Crewe), Richard H. Blake (Tommy DeVito) and Mark Lotito (Gyp DeCarlo). Nick Cosgrove plays 'Frankie Valli' at Wed and Sat matinees.

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)

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.

Jersey Boys is produced on Broadway by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, in association with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner/Oshen/Staton/Bell/Mayerson Group.

- by Dom O'Hanlon