Broadway's Original 'Frankie Valli' John Lloyd Young to Star in JERSEY BOYS in the West End from Today
The Daily Mail writes that Broadway's John Lloyd Young, who created the role of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on the Great White Way, will be hopping across the pond to star in Jersey Boys in the West End, beginning March 15 at the show's new home, the Piccadilly Theatre.
He will perform through April 27, 2014. Ryan Molloy, currently playing Valli, will depart the production on March 9.
JERSEY BOYS is set to move to the Piccadilly to make way for MISS SAIGON.
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Lloyd Young also stars in the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of the musical JERSEY BOYS, directed by Clint Eastwood. The film will be released in theatres on June 20, 2014.
Lloyd Young won the 2006 Tony, Theatre World and Drama Desk awards for his performance in JERSEY BOYS. He has also appeared off-Broadway in The Summer of the Swans and Sarah, Plain and Tall.
JERSEY BOYS, featuring the music and lyrics of Bob Gaudio & Bob Crewe, is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. It is 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 show features all their hits including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Oh What A Night," "Walk Like A Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and "Working My Way Back To You."
JERSEY BOYS is the recipient of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical. The Original Broadway Cast Recording, produced by Bob Gaudio, received the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The Broadway production also won the 2006 Outer Critics Circle & Drama League Awards for Best Musical. The London production also won the 2009 UK People¹s Choice and What¹s on Stage Awards for Best New Musical. The Toronto production won three Dora Awards, including the Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Production. The Australian production is 2010 recipient of the Helpmann Award for Australia¹s Best Musical and seven Victorian Green Room Awards.
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