John Lloyd Young to Return to JERSEY BOYS Beginning January 11!
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by BWW News Desk
JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, is pleased to announce the return of John Lloyd Young who won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Frankie Valli in the original Broadway cast. Young will again perform the role of Frankie Valli on Broadway beginning Friday, January 11 for a limited engagement.
Jarrod Spector, who currently portrays Frankie Valli, will play his final performance on Sunday, December 30 after 6 years and over 1,500 performances in the role spanning the Broadway, Chicago and national tour companies. The role will be played by Dominic Scaglione Jr. for performances between December 31st and January 10th.
John Lloyd Young created the role of Frankie in Jersey Boys on Broadway and on the Grammy-winning, Platinum cast album. The New York Times called Young the "theatrical find of the year," and he went on to win the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards (the most Best Actor honors to date for an American in his Broadway debut). In LA, Young played Marius in LES MISERABLES (Hollywood Bowl) and was the first guest star on "Glee." Other guest-star appearances include "Law & Order" and the new CBS drama, "Vegas." His debut album My Turn... is available at this theatre and on iTunes.
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; Adelaide, Singapore and in cities across the U.S. on two National Tours.
John Lloyd Young will be joined on Broadway by Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Drew Gehling (Bob Gaudio) and Jeremy Kushnier (Tommy DeVito) as The Four Seasons; with Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito. The cast also includesMiles Aubrey, Candi Boyd, Jared Bradshaw, Charl Brown, Cara Cooper, Ken Dow, Russell Fischer, Kristofer McNeeley, Katie O'Toole, Joe Payne, Jessica Rush, Dominic Scaglione Jr., Nathan Scherich, Sara Schmidt, Taylor Sternberg.
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 is the winner of 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.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus