Oh What a Night for John Rochette! The Jersey Boys alum assumes the role of Tommy DeVito in the hit musical at New World Stages, having played over 3,000 performances in the Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring productions. He replaces Nicolas Dromard and will star alongside Aaron De Jesus (as Frankie Valli), Keith Hines (as Nick Massi), and CJ Pawlikowski (as Bob Gaudio). The ensembel currently includes Dianna Barger, Tristen Buettel, Rory Max Kaplan, Joey LaVarco, Andrew Frace, Austin Owen, Michelle Rombola, Paul Sabala, Nathan Lee Scherich, and Drew Serkes.
NOTE: This is a review of the Broadway production of Jersey Boys. Sometimes a commercial artistic impulse and demography seem to merge in a way that guarantees success. I think we’ll be seeing an example of this phenomenon when the new musical Jersey Boys, about the lives and career of the pre-boomer pop group The Four Seasons, that just opened at the newly-named August Wilson Theater (... Read more