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"Just Too Good To Be True" UK JERSEY BOYS Grabs Olivier & What's On Stage Award Noms

"Jersey Boys", the award-winning Broadway musical which opened in London's West End at the Prince Edward Theatre on 18 March last year, is on a roll when it comes to theatre award nominations in the UK, the Tony winning tuner has been nominated for four What's On Stage Awards and five Oliviers.

The show is up for ‘Best New Musical', ‘Best Actor in a Musical' for Ryan Molloy, ‘Best Supporting Actor in a Musical' for Stephen Ashfield and ‘Best Set Designer' for Klara Zieglerova at the What's On Stage honors, which take place on Sunday 15 February.

The hit "Four Seasons" musical grabbed five Laurence Olivier Award nominations as it continues to wow London audiences, the nominations it aced are for ‘Best New Musical', ‘Best Actor in a Musical' for Ryan Molloy, ‘Best Theatre Choreographer' for Sergio Trujillo, ‘Best Director' for Des McAnuff and ‘Best Sound Design' for Steve Canyon Kennedy.

The Laurence Olivier Awards will take place on Sunday 8 March and will be attended by both Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio.

"Jersey Boys" was voted ‘Best West End Show' at the 2008 Visit London People's Choice Awards.

"Jersey Boys" is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons - Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito - and how this group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American and International 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. Their songs include ‘Sherry', ‘Walk Like A Man', ‘December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)', ‘Big Girls Don't Cry', ‘My Eyes Adored You', ‘Let's Hang On (To What We've Got)', ‘Bye Bye Baby', ‘Can't Take My Eyes Off You', ‘Working My Way Back to You', ‘Fallen Angel', ‘Rag Doll' and ‘Who Loves You'.

The What's On Stage Awards which take place this Sunday 15 February will be attended by Bob Gaudio. The Laurence Olivier Awards which will take place on Sunday 8 March will be attended by both Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio.
The London cast is headed by Ryan Molloy as Frankie Valli, Stephen Ashfield as Bob Gaudio, Philip Bulcock as Nick Massi, Glenn Carter as Tommy DeVito and Scott Monello as the alternate Frankie Valli. They are joined by Simon Adkins as Bob Crewe, Suzy Bastone as Mary Delgado, Michelle Francis as Francine, Jye Frasca as Joe Pesci, Tee Jaye as Barry, Tom Lorcan as Donnie/Knuckles, Stuart Milligan as Gyp Decarlo, Amy Pemberton as Lorraine, Joseph Prouse as Norm Waxman and Griffin Stevens as Hank Majewski. Also in the cast are Paul Ayres, Laura Brydon, Lucinda Gill, Mark Isherwood, Kieran Jae, Graham Vick and Ben Wheeler.

"Jersey Boys" is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. The London production is staged by the entire original Broadway creative team, led by director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo. "Jersey Boys" has scenic design by Klara Zieglerova, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Steve Canyon Kennedy and projections design by Michael Clark. The orchestrations are by Steve Orich and the music supervision and vocal arrangements by Ron Melrose.
"Jersey Boys" is produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, in association with Latitude Link and Rick Steiner, and a small group of UK colleagues.

Performance times at the Prince Edward Theatre are 7.30pm Mondays-Saturdays, with Tuesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Tickets, priced from £20.00-£60.00, are available from the Prince Edward Theatre Box Office on 0844 482 5151 or online at www.jerseyboyslondon.com

 



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