Jersey Boys: John Lloyd Young to return


John Lloyd Young who won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of 'Frankie Valli' in the the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, Jersey Boys will return to the role from 3 Jul - 30 Sep 2012.

John Lloyd Young won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World awards for his Broadway debut as 'Frankie Valli'. He is the lead singer on the Grammy-winning, certified-Platinum Jersey Boys original Broadway cast album. Young played 'Marius' in 'Les Miserables' at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and guest starred on “Glee.”

The cast of Jersey Boys currently stars Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Andy Karl (Tommy DeVito), Jarrod Spector (Frankie Valli) and Quinn VanAntwerp (Bob Gaudio) as The Four Seasons, with Peter Gregus (Bob Crewe) and Mark Lotito (Gyp DeCarlo).

The musical opened on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre on the 6 Nov 2005, following previews from the 4 Oct and is currently booking through to 16 Dec 2012.

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.

John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli
in Jersey Boys