Andy Karl to Return to JERSEY BOYS as 'Tommy DeVito', 2/10
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by BWW News Desk
The producers of Jersey Boys have announced that Andy Karl will be returning to the Broadway company on Tuesday, February 12. Karl assumes the role of 'Tommy DeVito' following the departure of current star Jeremy Kushnier after the Sunday, February 10 performance.
Andy Karl returns to Jersey Boys after appearing as Neville Landless/Victor Grinstead in the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. He has originated the roles of Luke in Altar Boyz; Joe in 9 to 5; the UPS Guy in Legally Blonde on Broadway and MTV. His other credits include Wicked, The Wedding Singer, Saturday Night Fever, Sondheim's Saturday Night, SLUT! the musical and Romeo & Bernadette. His film credits Joyful Noise; On the One; New York, I Love You.
Andy Karl will be joined on Broadway by Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Drew Gehling (Bob Gaudio), and John Lloyd Young (Frankie Valli) as The Four Seasons; with Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito. The cast also includes Miles Aubrey, Erik Bates, Candi Boyd, Jared Bradshaw, Cara Cooper, Ken Dow, Russell Fischer, Rashad Naylor, Katie O'Toole, Joe Payne, Jessica Rush, Dominic Scaglione Jr., Nathan Scherich, Sara Schmidt and Taylor Sternberg.
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, Melbourne, and in cities across the U.S. on two National Tours. The show will open soon in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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."