Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley Will Join JERSEY BOYS Later This Month
The producers of the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys announced today that Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley will join the Broadway cast in the roles of Tommy DeVito and Bob Gaudio (respectively) beginning Tuesday, September 20th. Richard H. Blake and Quinn VanAntwerp will play their final performances this Sunday, September 18th.
As announced last week, Jersey Boys will end its record-breaking 11 year run on Sunday, January 15, 2017 after 4,642 performances at the August Wilson Theatre (245 W 52nd St, NYC). "Dancing with the Stars" superstar Mark Ballas will be the final actor to take on the iconic role of "Frankie Valli" making his Broadway debut in the show on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.
Jersey Boys opened on Broadway on November 6, 2005 at the August Wilson Theatre. It is now the 12th longest running show in Broadway history, passing such original Broadway productions as Miss Saigon, 42nd Street, Grease, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Producers. It's also one of only five currently running shows to play over 10 years on Broadway. Jersey Boys has set the box office record 30 times and has gone on to become the longest running tenant in the August Wilson Theatre's (formerly the Virginia Theatre) almost 100 year history. It is also the longest running tenant in any of the five theatres owned by the Jujamcyn Theaters organization. Jersey Boys has been seen by over 24 million people.
Jersey Boys had its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in 2004 before opening on Broadway in the fall of the following year. The national tour was launched at San Francisco's Curran Theatre in December 2006. It has gone on to have North American sit down productions in San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto and Las Vegas where it plays at the Paris Las Vegas through this Sunday, September 18. Jersey Boys made its West End debut at London's Prince Edward Theatre in February 2008 and has since transferred to London's Piccadilly Theatre where it still plays today. Internationally, the show has been performed in 162 cities around the world and in 11 countries including Australia, South Africa, Singapore, Turkey, South Korea, Malaysia, The Netherlands and Japan. It has also been translated into Dutch, Korean and Swedish. Jersey Boys continues to tour throughout North America.
One of the most acclaimed musicals of all time, 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 People's Choice and What's on Stage Awards for Best New Musical. The Toronto production is the winner of three Dora Awards, including the Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Production. The Australian production is 2010 recipient of the Helpmann Award for Australia's Best Musical and seven Victorian Green Room Awards. The South African production is the 2014 recipient of the 3 South Africa Naledi Theatre Awards including Best Musical.
Jersey Boys is the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard... and the radio just couldn't get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. 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 written by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics byBob Crewe, directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff and choreographed bySergio Trujillo. The production includes Music Supervision, Vocal/Dance Arrangements & Incidental Music by Ron Melrose and Orchestrations by Steve Orich.
Jersey Boys is produced on Broadway by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group in association with Latitude Link, Rick Steiner / Osher / Staton / Bell / Mayerson Group. Associate Producers are Lauren Mitchell, Rhoda Mayerson andStage Entertainment, and the Executive Producer is Sally Campbell Morse.
The design and production team includes Klara Zieglerova (Scenic Design), Jess Goldstein(Costume Design), Howell Binkley (Lighting Design), Steve Canyon Kennedy (Sound Design),Michael Clark (Projection Design), Charles LaPointe (Wig & Hair Design), Steve Rankin (Fight Director), Richard Hester (Production Supervisor), John Miller (Music Coordinator), Andrew Wilder (Music Direction), Molly Meg Legal (Production Stage Manager), Peter Fulbright(Technical Supervisor), Tara Rubin Casting / Merri Sugarman C.S.A. (East Coast Casting),Sharon Bialy C.S.A. / Sherry Thomas C.S.A. (West Coast Casting) and Sandra Carlson(Company Manager).
The current Broadway cast is led by Richard H. Blake (Tommy DeVito), Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Mauricio Pérez (Frankie Valli at certain performances), Dominic Scaglione Jr. (Frankie Valli at certain performances), Quinn VanAntwerp (Bob Gaudio) with Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito, and includes Tommaso Antico, Candi Boyd, Jared Bradshaw, Stephen Cerf, John Edwards, Alayna Gallo, Jon Hacker, Leo Huppert, Christopher Messina, Joe Payne, John Rochette, Sara Schmidt and Kara Tremel.