Casting is complete for a second company of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical Jersey Boys which will head out on a new year-long tour of the UK and Ireland starting next month.
Previous tour alumni Michael Pickering and Lewis Griffiths return as Frankie Valli and Nick Massi respectively, with Blair Gibson as Bob Gaudio and Dalton Wood as Tommy DeVito. Luke Suri will play Frankie Valli at certain performances.
Jersey Boys has proved a big hit with audiences ever since its US premiere in 2005.
The musical tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons who were just four guys from New Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of.
But while their harmonies were perfect onstage, off stage it was a very different story—a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.
From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 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 is the winner of 65 major awards and has been seen by over 27 million people worldwide.
Also in the cast are Dougie Carter, Ryan Carter-Wilson, Emma Crossley, Jordan James, Norton James, Michael Levi, Tom O’Brien, Nathan Routledge, George Salmon, Ellie Seaton, Daisy Steere, Amy West and Damien Winchester.
The tour will open at New Wimbledon Theatre on November 24 booking through to November 2022.
Jersey Boys first ran in London’s West End from 2008 to 2017 and, at the time, was the sixth longest musical running in the West End.
This year, the musical returned to the West End, opening the new multi-million pound reinstated Trafalgar Theatre.