Posted on 5 October 2011

The smash hit musical Jersey Boys celebrated an incredible 1500 performances in London on Wednesday 28 September at the Prince Edward Theatre.

This musical has now been seen by over 1.5 million people and is firmly established as one of the West End's longest running and most popular shows. To celebrate this amazing achievement of 1500 shows, there will be a chance for a member of the audience on the night of 6 October to win a walk-on part in Jersey Boys  in a subsequent show. Every member of the audience will be offered the opportunity to take a raffle ticket, which will be entered into a draw, and the winner will be announced at the end of the performance by a cast member. 

In London, the cast of Jersey Boys is led by Ryan Molloy as Frankie Valli, Matthew Wycliffe as Bob Gaudio, Jon Boydon as Tommy DeVito and Eugene McCoy as Nick Massi.  Jon Lee plays the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances.

Jersey Boys is the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks. These four boys from New Jersey became one of the most successful bands in pop history, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and sold 100 million records worldwide, all before they turned 30.  The show is packed with their hits, including ‘Beggin’’, ‘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’.  Jersey Boys has 54 major international awards to its name and originally opened on Broadway in 2006. 

The show opened in London’s West End in 2008, where it has so far been seen by over 1.5 million people at more than 1300 performances.  As well as still running on Broadway and in the West End, Jersey Boys can be seen on a National Tour of the United States and in Australia. 

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.

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[posted 05/10/2011]