Beginning with tonight's performance, Andy Karl and Quinn Van Antwerp have joined the Broadway cast of Jersey Boys. Karl (Legally Blonde, Wicked) steps in the role of Tommy DeVito; Dominic Nolfi departed on September 25th. Direct from the national tour of JERSEY BOYS, VanAntwerp steps in the role of Bob Gaudio; Ryan Jesse departed October 9. Erik Bates played the role of Tommy DeVito for performances September 27 through October 9.
Check out photos of the new Jersey Boys in action below!
JERSEY BOYS opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005 at the August Wilson Theatre. The show is currently playing in New York; Las Vegas; London; Sydney, Australia; in cities across the U.S. on a National Tour and it will open in Auckland, New Zealand in April, 2012.
JERSEY BOYS is written by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and is directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo.
JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi, about a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who 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. 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 the recipient of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical. The Original Broadway Cast Recording, produced by Bob Gaudio, received the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The Broadway production also won the 2006 Outer Critics Circle & Drama League Awards for Best Musical. The London production also won the 2009 UK People's Choice and What's on Stage Awards for Best New Musical. The Toronto production won three Dora Awards, including the Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Production. The Australian production is 2010 recipient of the Helpmann Award for Australia's Best Musical and seven Victorian Green Room Awards.
Andy Karl (Tommy DeVito) originated the role of Luke in Altar Boyz; Joe in 9 to 5; the UPS Guy in Legally Blonde on Broadway and MTV (ACCA Award). Other credits include Wicked, The Wedding Singer, Saturday Night Fever, Sondheim's Saturday Night, SLUT! the musical; Romeo & Bernadette (Carbonell Award nom.). Film credits are Joyful Noise (released date Jan 2011); On the One; New York, I Love You. As a music writer he attended BMI Lehman Engle Music Theatre Workshop. www.andykarl.com.
Quinn VanAntwerp (Bob Gaudio) is making his Broadway debut, after having played this role for three years both on tour and in Toronto (Dora Award nominee). He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine. Off-Broadway: That Other Woman's Child (37 Arts), Take Me America (York Theatre). Regional: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Musical Theatre West), The Haunting of Winchester (San Jose Rep), Atlanta (Geffen Playhouse) and South Pacific at the Hollywood Bowl with Brian Stokes Mitchell and Reba McEntire. Film: Four Christmases.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus