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Jersey Boys extends booking period

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE hit musical Jersey Boys has once again extended its booking period at the Prince Edward Theatre – this time until October 24, 2010.

Previously Posted: The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Jersey Boys, has extended its booking period at the Prince Edward Theatre by six months – until April 25, 2009.

Previously Posted: Full casting has been announced for the new musical Jersey Boys which opens at the Prince Edward Theatre on March 18, 2008 (previews from February 28).

The band members will be played by Ryan Molloy (Frankie Valli), Stephen Ashfield (Bob Gaudio), Philip Bulcock (Nick Massi) and Glenn Carter (Tommy DeVito). Scott Monello will be the alternate Frankie Valli.

Joining them will be Simon Adkins (Bob Crewe), Suzy Bastone (Mary Delgado), Michelle Francis (Francine), Jye Frasca (Joe Pesci), Tee Jaye (Barry), Tom Lorcan (Donnie/Knuckles), Stuart Milligan (Gyp Decarlo), Amy Pemberton (Lorraine), Joseph Prouse (Norm Waxman) and Griffin Stevens (Hank Majewski).

And completing the cast will be Paul Ayres, Laura Brydon, Lucinda Gill, Mark Isherwood, Kieran Jae, Graham Vick and Ben Wheeler.

As expected, the West End production reunites the Broadway creative team, led by director Des McAnuff, choreographer Sergio Trujillo and designer Klara Zieglerova. Music is by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.

Previously Posted: The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Jersey Boys, will open at the Prince Edward Theatre in March 2008 – date yet to be announced – following previews from February 28, 2008.

Jersey Boys is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons – the “rags-to-rock-to-riches” tale of four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom.

It features many of the group’s hits from the 60s – Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Oh, What a Night, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and more.

Jersey Boys opened at the August Wilson Theater in New York in November 2005 and the following year won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Featured Actor in a Musical and Best Lighting Design of a Musical.

Jersey Boys has a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and the full creative team behind the production is expected in London.