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Sebastian Arcelus is Next Gaudio in Bway's 'Jersey Boys' Jan.10

Sebastian Arcelus will join the Broadway cast of Jersey Boys, the Tony Award winning Best Musical, in the role of Bob Gaudio on Thursday, January 10. Daniel Reichard, who originated the role at La Jolla Playhouse and on Broadway, will play his final performance on Wednesday, January 9, 2008.

Arcelus will play opposite Tony Award winner Christian Hoff (Tommy DeVito), J. Robert Spencer (Nick Massi) and Michael Longoria (Frankie Valli).

"Jersey Boys is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons – Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi, and how this group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sound and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30," explain press notes.

In addition to Hoff, Reichard, Spencer and Longoria, the current Broadway cast features Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito; with Travis Cloer, Kris Coleman, Colin Donnell, Ken Dow, Heather Ferguson, Steve Gibb, Cory Grant, Donnie Kehr, John Leone, Jennifer Naimo, Dominic Nolfi, Erica Piccininni, Sara Schmidt, and eric schneider.

Jersey Boys is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff.  The musical, which won a total of four Tony Awards and continues to set new weekly box office records at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway, is written by Academy Award winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

Jersey Boys opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005 and continues to set new weekly box office records, remaining among the five top grossing shows in New York. The show is now playing in Chicago, San Francisco and other cities across the U.S. on a National Tour. Upcoming productions include London, Las Vegas and Toronto.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Jersey Boys, produced by Bob Gaudio, received the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Broadway Books) is the official handbook to the smash Broadway hit and is now available in stores.

Tickets to Jersey Boys on Broadway in New York are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200, (800) 432-7250 outside the NY metro area, online at Telecharge.com, and at the August Wilson Theatre box office (245 West 52nd Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue). Group sales tickets available by calling (877) 5-Dodger / (877) 536-3437.  www.JerseyBoysInfo.com

Tickets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays range in price from $96.50 to $116.50 (including $1.50 facility fee). Tickets on Friday, Saturday & Sunday range in price from $96.50 to $121.50 (including $1.50 facility fee). Subject to availability when the show is sold out, standing room tickets are available at the box office two hours prior to performance for $26.25.

Show times: Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm, Sunday matinees at 3pm.

Holiday Schedule: Regular schedule the week of December 24. For the week of December 31: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday at 2pm; Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm; Sunday at 3pm.

Sebastian Arcelus: Broadway: Wicked (Fiyero), Rent (Roger), and Good Vibrations (Jan).  Some other credits include: Wicked (1st National Tour), The Full Monty, Caligula, Hamlet: A Rock Opera, Aida, Floyd Collins, and the world premiere of William Finn's Songs of Innocence and Experience.  He was recently featured in Barbara Cook's Carnegie Hall concert and subsequent recording, "No One is Alone."  His voice can also be heard on numerous cartoons, most notably as the voice of Papi on Nickelodeon's "Go, Diego, Go!"  A proud graduate of Williams College


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