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Casting Announced for JERSEY BOYS, Performing at PPAC 5/12-6/6

Casting has been announced for the Providence engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing the Providence Performing Arts Center, May 12 - June 6. The cast of JERSEY BOYS will be led by Matt Bailey (Tommy DeVito), Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli), Steve Gouveia (Nick Massi) and Ryan Jesse (Bob Gaudio) as The Four Seasons, with Jonathan Hadley (Bob Crewe and others) and Joseph Siravo (Gyp DeCarlo and others).

The ensemble of JERSEY BOYS includes Michelle Aravena (Swing), Candi Boyd (Swing), Sarah Darling (Lorraine and others), Christopher Deangelis (Swing), Tiverton, RI native John Michael Dias (Frankie Valli at certain performances), John Edwards (Barry Belson and others), John Gardiner (Billy Dixon and others), Buck Hujabre (Norm Waxman and others), Denise Payne (Francine and others), Nathan Scherich (Swing), Brian Silverman (Thug, Guitar), Courter Simmons (Joey and others), Ryan Strand (Swing), Kara Tremel (Mary Delagado and others), Mark Verdino (Thug, Bass) and Kevin Worley (Hank Majewski and others).

JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album, and most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

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Directed by two-time Tony® Award-winner Des McAnuff, JERSEY BOYS 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 is part of the 2009/2010 Broadway Series presented in Providence, RI by the Providence Performing Arts Center.

JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how a 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 sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty.

JERSEY BOYS opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005. The JERSEY BOYS National Tour opened to rave reviews in San Francisco on December 1, 2006, played a record-breaking run in Los Angeles and is still breaking house records in cities across North America. There are six Current Productions of JERSEY BOYS: New York, London, Las Vegas, Toronto, Melbourne, Australia, and a U.S. National tour.

The JERSEY BOYS design and production team comprises Klara Zieglerova (Scenic Design), Jess Goldstein (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (winner of the 2006 Tony® Award for his Lighting Design of JERSEY BOYS), Steve Canyon Kennedy (Sound Design), Michael Clark (Projections Design), Charles LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Orich (Orchestrations) and Ron Melrose (Music Direction, Vocal Arrangements & Incidental Music).

JERSEY BOYS is produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of JERSEY BOYS, produced by Bob Gaudio, was recently certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The cast recording is now available on Rhino Records. JERSEY BOYS: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Broadway Books) is the official handbook to the smash Broadway hit.

JERSEY BOYS will premiere in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center for a special four-week engagement, from Wednesday, May 12 to Sunday, June 6. Please note that all Tuesday performances of JERSEY BOYS will have a special curtain time of 7:30 PM. Other special performance times include Wednesday, June 2 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM, and Thursday, May 13 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM. The PPAC Gala is on Saturday, May 22 with a special 7:30 PM curtain time for JERSEY BOYS. The final performance of JERSEY BOYS is on Sunday, June 6 at 1 PM.

Tickets for JERSEY BOYS begin at $28; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge. Tickets are available at the PPAC Box Office, located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence; online at or by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Regular PPAC Box Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM; Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM and through curtain time(s) on show days.

Groups of 20 or more may contact Group Sales Representative Paul Hiatt at or (401) 574-3162.

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