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

Andrew 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.

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