Photo Flash: First Look at DANCING WITH THE STARS' Mark Ballas as 'Frankie Valli' in JERSEY BOYS
The Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boys welcomes "Dancing with the Stars" superstar Mark Ballas in his Broadway debut tonight in the iconic role of "Frankie Valli." He is joined by fellow new cast members Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley in the roles of Tommy DeVito and Bob Gaudio (respectively), as well as Matt Bogart as Nick Massi. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new stars in action below!
As previously announced, 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). 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.
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.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Matt Bogart as Nick Massi