From Tuesday 18 August 2015, Matt Corner will play the role of Frankie Valli in the ongoing UK and Ireland tour of Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS. Matt previously played the role at certain performances.
Sam Ferriday as Bob Gaudio, Lewis Griffiths as Nick Massi and Stephen Webb as Tommy DeVito will continue in their roles. Michael Pickering will join the cast to play the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances.
Also joining the tour cast will be Mark Heenehan as Gyp DeCarlo, Joel Elferink as Bob Crewe, Joe Maxwell as Norm Waxman and Samantha Hull as Francine, with Ste Clough, Tom Partridge and Amy West.
Continuing in their roles are Nathaniel Morrison as Barry Belson, Damian Buhagiar as Joe Pesci, Henry Davis as Hank Majewski, Leanne Garretty as Lorraine, Amelia Adams-Pearce as Mary Delgado, with Dayle Hodge.
JERSEY BOYS has been seen by over 22 million people worldwide and is firmly established as one of London’s longest running and most popular shows, where it continues to play at the Piccadilly Theatre.
JERSEY BOYS is the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli and 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.
Winner of Broadway’s Tony, London’s Olivier and Australia’s Helpmann Awards for Best New Musical, JERSEY BOYS is the winner of 57 major awards worldwide. As well as still running on Broadway and in the West End, and on tour in the UK and Ireland, JERSEY BOYS can be seen in Las Vegas and across the United States on its US National Tour.
JERSEY BOYS is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. The UK Tour will be staged by the entire original Broadway creative team, led by director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo, with 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.
The UK and Irish Tour of JERSEY BOYS is produced by Dodger Theatricals, David Ian / Michael Watt and Ambassador Theatre Group, with Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, in association with Latitude Link, Rick Steiner, DHST Inc.
For further details visit www.jerseyboysuktour.com
Photo: Helen Maybanks
The new cast will appear from 18 August at Theatre Royal Plymouth onwards.
23 June – 4 July
7 – 18 July
Norwich Theatre Royal
21 July – 1 August
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
4 – 15 August
18 August – 5 September
Theatre Royal Plymouth
8 – 19 September
22 September – 3 October
Waterside Theatre Aylesbury
27 October – 7 November
Manchester Opera House
10 – 21 November
Venue Cymru Llandudno
24 November – 5 December
Congress Theatre Eastbourne www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk/shows/jersey-boys/
8 December – 3 January
Theatre Royal Glasgow
13 – 23 January
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
26 January – 6 February
Royal and Derngate, Northampton www.royalandderngate.co.uk
9 – 20 February
Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton