Jersey Boy John Lloyd Young Coming to The Space This Winter
For the second time in its inaugural year, The Space welcomes a Tony Award-winning performer to the stage. John Lloyd Young, star of the hit musical "Jersey Boys" on both Broadway and the Clint Eastwood-directed film, is set to grace the stage for a two-night engagement Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9. This very special evening with Broadway Superstar John Lloyd Young will feature a variety of music from Young's award-winning Broadway career and as a solo artist. Tickets are extremely limited are and available at www.thespacelv.com.
Tony Award-winner John Lloyd Young originated the role of 'Frankie Valli' in Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical and international hit, "Jersey Boys." As Valli, Young garnered unprecedented accolades from New York and national media, including one of the most exciting "New York Times" reviews ever written for an actor making a Broadway debut. Young went on to win the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards, becoming the only American actor in history to win all four leading actor awards for a Broadway debut. As Frankie Valli, Young sings lead vocals on the Platinum, Grammy Award-winning "Jersey Boys" Original Cast Album.
After a brief hiatus, Young returned to "Jersey Boys" on Broadway for several months in 2012 and 2013, and in early 2014 he made his West End debut in London opening the show at the historic Piccadilly Theatre. Young re-created his award-winning Broadway turn onscreen for director Clint Eastwood in Warner Brothers' film adaptation of "Jersey Boys," which premiered across the world in 2014.
As a resident of Los Angeles, Young played to sold-out crowds of 17,000-plus as 'Marius' in "Les Miserables" at the Hollywood Bowl was the first-ever guest star invited to appear on FOX's Golden Globe and Emmy-winning hit "Glee," guest starred opposite Michael Chiklis on the CBS drama, "Vegas." Other TV appearances include "Law & Order," "Live with Regis and Kelly," "Live with Kelly and Michael," "Celebrity Jeopardy," "Access Hollywood," and several appearances the "Today Show" to name a few.
Young has played a variety of prestigious venues and events including New York's Café Carlyle, Carnegie Hall, the White House, Lincoln Center, New Year's Eve in Times Square, Radio City Music Hall, San Francisco's Feinstein's at the Nikko, Yankee Stadium, Dodgers Stadium, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the Hollywood Bowl. Young performed for our returning troops at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with country star Lorrie Morgan, The Beach Boys and the National Symphony Orchestra. He frequently sings the National Anthem at L.A.'s Staples Center for the 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup Hockey Champions, the L.A. Kings.
Young's debut album, "My Turn..." is available for download on iTunes and for order on cdbaby.com and Amazon.com. In 2013, Young was appointed by Barack Obama to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. He was sworn in at the Supreme Court of the United States by Justice Elena Kagan. Young enthusiastically supports charities including Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, amfAR, Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang, The United Service Organization (USO), The American Cancer Society, AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), The Actors Fund of America and is a proud, 20-year member of The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Young is a graduate oF Brown University.
Tickets start at $45. A limited number of tickets are on sale now at www.thespacelv.com.
The Space, the brainchild of Las Vegas entertainer and philanthropist Mark Shunock and Vegas' new community-driven, charity-based arts complex, is set to be a haven for all arts and artists in Las Vegas and designed to accommodate a wide variety of events including the award-winning Mondays Dark, plays, musicals, intimate concerts, readings, workshops of all kinds, ancillary fundraising events, parties and photo shoots. Featuring state-of-the-art technology and a convenient location with ample parking, The Space offers featured charities additional community space and multi-level sponsorship opportunities to local businesses. Furthermore, The Space will offer a variety of kid-friendly productions and youth programs like "Kids in the Space," which offers classes and workshops to the youth in Las Vegas. The new arts complex features a 3,000 sq. ft. raw performance space, a black box theater, two rehearsal studios, podcast/recording studio, and a vintage piano bar and lounge. For more information on The Space, please visit www.thespacelv.com, like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSpaceLV, or follow on Instagram and Twitter @TheSpaceLV.