Jersey Boys will welcome new cast members to the UK & Ireland touring production, it has been announced.
Christopher Short will play Nick Massi, joining current Seasons Michael Pickering as Frankie Valli, Blair Gibson as Bob Gaudio and Dalton Wood as Tommy DeVito. Ryan Heenan will play Frankie Valli at certain performances.
Also new to the cast are Matthew Lawrence (Norm Waxman), Olly Manley (Swing), Victoria McCabe (Francine), Dan O’Brien (Hank Majewski) and Kirsty Whelan (Swing).
They join current cast members Emma Crossley (Mary Delgado), Jordan James (Gyp DeCarlo), Michael Levi (Bob Crewe), Tom O’Brien (Swing), Nathan Routledge (Swing), George Salmon (Joe Pesci), Ellie Seaton (Lorraine) and Damien Winchester (Barry Belson).
The new cast will begin performances on 27 September in Woking.
The tour opened at New Wimbledon Theatre on 24 November 2021 and is booking through to April 2023. The show is currently playing at the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall. See below for full tour dates.
Jersey Boys is written by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. The juke-box musical tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, a group of ordinary guys from New Jersey who became one became an international sensation.
The Grammy and Olivier award winning show will is also playing at the Trafalgar Theatre in London’s West End.
Jersey Boys in the West End stars Ben Joyce as Frankie Valli, Adam Bailey as Bob Gaudio, Karl James Wilson as Nick Massi and Benjamin Yates as Tommy De Vito.
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 Tour Schedule for 2022 / 2023
Jersey Boys tour dates for 2022: New Victoria Theatre, Woking (27 September – 8 October); Manchester Opera House (18 – 29 October); Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin (1 – 12 November); and, Eastbourne Congress Theatre (15 – 19 November).
Jersey Boys tour dates for 2023: Edinburgh Playhouse (24 January – 4 February 2023); His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen (7 – 11 February); Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton (7 – 18 March); Royal & Derngate, Northampton (21 March – 1 April); Eastbourne Congress Theatre (15 – 19 November); Aylesbury Waterside Theatre (22 – 26 November); Swansea Arena (29 November – 3 December); Bristol Hippodrome (10 – 21 January 2023); Edinburgh Playhouse (24 January – 4 February): His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen (7 – 11 February);Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield (21 February – 4 March); Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton (7 – 18 March), Royal & Derngate, Northampton (21 March – 1 April ); Southend Cliffs Pavilion (4 – 8 April) and Wales Millennium Centre (11 – 22 April); and, Leicester Curve (25 April – 6 May 2023).