Original West End JERSEY BOYS Star Ryan Molloy to Join Broadway Company, 7/29
The producers of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys are pleased to announce that Olivier Award nominee Ryan Molloy, who won critical acclaim for originating the role of Frankie Valli in the London production, will join the Broadway company for a limited engagement, Tuesday, July 29 through Sunday, October 19.
RYAN MOLLOY will make his Broadway debut in Jersey Boys having originated this role in the London cast, earning an Olivier Award nomination and the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He is currently appearing in a limited run of Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be at Theatre Royal Stratford East. His theatre credits include The Pickled Cerebrum (Playhouse, LA); Macbeth (Workhouse, London); Betrayal and The Merchant of Venice (Workhouse, London). His musical credits include Taboo (The Venue, London), the NT production of Jerry Springer: The Opera (Cambridge Theatre), Tonight's the Night (UK tour), On the Town (ENO, London Coliseum), The Blues Brothers Unlimited, Eurobeat (Edinburgh Fringe), Godspell (UK tour). Album: Turn on the Night on iTunes. Find him on Twitter @MolloyOfficial and visit his website www.RyanMolloy.com.
Ryan Molloy is appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance on this production.
The current Broadway company includes Richard H. Blake (Tommy DeVito), Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli) and Drew Gehling (Bob Gaudio) with Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito, and Miles Aubrey, Erik Bates, Candi Boyd, Jared Bradshaw, Cara Cooper, Ken Dow, John Edwards, Russell Fischer, Katie O'Toole, Joe Payne, Mauricio Pérez, Nathan Scherich, Sara Schmidt, Katie Webber.
JERSEY BOYS opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005 at the August Wilson Theatre. The show has been seen by over 20 million people worldwide (as of May 2014) and is currently playing in New York; Las Vegas; London; in cities across the U.S. on a National Tour and The Netherlands.
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. 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."
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