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Andrew Rannells Is New Bob Gaudio In 'JERSEY BOYS' Starting 1/13

Andrew Rannells Is New Bob Gaudio In 'JERSEY BOYS' Starting 1/13Andrew Rannells will step into the role of Bob Gaudio in the Broadway cast of Jersey Boys, the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning smash hit musical, on Tuesday, January 13. Sebastian Arcelus, who currently plays the role of Bob Gaudio, will play his final performances on Sunday, January 11, 2009.

Beginning Tuesday, January 13th, the cast of Jersey Boys will be led by Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Dominic Nolfi (Tommy DeVito), Andrew Rannells (Bob Gaudio) and Jarrod Spector (Frankie Valli) as The Four Seasons; with Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito. The cast also includes Miles Aubrey, Bridget Berger, Kris Coleman, Ken Dow, Heather Ferguson, Russell Fischer, John Hickman, Michelle Knight, Katie O'Toole, Joe Payne, Dominic Scaglione Jr., Sara Schmidt, Matthew Scott, Jake Speck, and Taylor Sternberg

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 and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo.

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.

Jersey Boys opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005 and continues to break box office records at the August Wilson Theatre. The Jersey Boys North American Tour opened to rave reviews in San Francisco on December 1, 2006 and played a 44-week, record-breaking run. The show is currently playing in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, London, Toronto, in cities across the U.S. on a National Tour, and will open in Melbourne, Australia.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Jersey Boys, produced by Bob Gaudio, received the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and has been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Broadway Books) is the official handbook to the smash Broadway hit.

Visit the Jersey Boys website at www.JerseyBoysInfo.com.

Andrew Rannells (Bob Gaudio). Broadway: Link Larkin in Hairspray. National Tour: Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys. Regional: Chris in Miss Saigon, Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Billy in The 60's Project, Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Andrew has provided voices for characters in numerous animated series and commercials.

Tickets to Jersey Boys are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200, (800) 432-7250 outside the NY metro area, online at Telecharge.com, and at the August Wilson Theatre box office (245 West 52nd Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue). Group sales tickets available by calling (877) 5-Dodger / (877) 536-3437.

Photo by Joan Marcus

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