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Michael Watson Stars as Frankie Valli in JERSEY BOYS, Today

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Michael Watson Stars as Frankie Valli in JERSEY BOYS, Today

Essex-born Michael Watson will be playing one of New Jersey's most famous inhabitants, Frankie Valli, in the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre from Tuesday 29 April.

Michael Watson's previous West End credits include We Will Rock You, Imagine This, Sister Act and Shrek the Musical. Michael will be appearing alongside Edd Post as Bob Gaudio, Jon Boydon as Tommy DeVito and Matt Nalton as Nick Massi. Sandy Moffat will play the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances.

JERSEY BOYS opened in London at the Prince Edward Theatre in 2008 and moved to the Piccadilly Theatre on 15 March 2014, where it celebrated its 6th Birthday in London on 18 March. The musical has now been seen by over 19 million people worldwide and is firmly established as one of the West End's longest running and most popular shows, with the booking period now extended to 15 February 2015. The show will also be touring the United Kingdom for the first time from September 2014.

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 175 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 thewinner of 55 major awards worldwide. As well as still running on Broadway and in the West End, Jersey Boys can be seen in Las Vegas, across the United States on its US National Tour and in the Netherlands.

JERSEY BOYS is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. The London production is 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.

JERSEY BOYS is produced in London by the Dodgers, with Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, in association with Latitude Link, Rick Steiner, and a small clutch of UK colleagues.

LISTINGS INFORMATION

Piccadilly Theatre

16 Denman Street

London W1D 7DY

Performances: Tuesdays - Saturdays at 7.30pm, Tuesday & Saturday matinees at 3.00pm, Sundays at 5.00pm

Current booking period to 15 February 2015

Tickets: £22.50-£67.50

Box Office: 0844 871 7630

Website: www.jerseyboyslondon.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JerseyBoysLondon

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/JerseyBoysUK

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