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JERSEY BOYS LONDON RECEIVES EVENING STANDARD AWARD NOMINATION FOR BEST MUSICAL

London production of

JERSEY BOYS

Receives Evening Standard Award Nomination

FOR BEST MUSICAL

 

 

The London production of the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning musical, JERSEY BOYS, has just received an Evening Standard Award nomination for Best Musical.  JERSEY BOYS opened to critical acclaim on March 18, 2008 at the Prince Edward Theatre in London and is one of the hottest shows on the West End.

The other shows nominated in the Best Musical category include La Cage Aux Folles, Eurobeat, Marguerite and Street Scene.  The awards ceremony will take place at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on Monday, November 24.

JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons – Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito – and how this group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American and International 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 London cast is headed by Ryan Molloy as Frankie Valli, Stephen Ashfield as Bob Gaudio, Philip Bulcock as Nick Massi, Glenn Carter as Tommy DeVito and Scott Monello as the alternate Frankie Valli.  They are joined onstage by Simon Adkins as Bob Crewe, Suzy Bastone as Mary Delgado, Michelle Francis as Francine, Jye Frasca as Joe Pesci, Tee Jaye as Barry, Tom Lorcan as Donnie/Knuckles, Stuart Milligan as Gyp Decarlo, Amy Pemberton as Lorraine, Joseph Prouse as Norm Waxman and Griffin Stevens as Hank Majewski.  Also in the cast are Paul Ayres, Laura Brydon, Lucinda Gill, Mark Isherwood, Kieran Jae, Graham Vick and Ben Wheeler.

 

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 TrujilloJERSEY 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 in London by Dodger Theatricals, Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, in association with Latitude Link, Rick Steiner, DSHT Inc, David Ian, Howard Panter and Michael Watt.

 

JERSEY BOYS opened on Broadway on November 6, 2005 to critical acclaim at the August Wilson Theatre where it continues to break box office records three years later.  JERSEY BOYS won the 2006 Tony Award® for Best Musical and the 2006 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album.  JERSEY BOYS is now playing in New York, London, Chicago, Las Vegas, Toronto, in cities across the U.S. on a National Tour and upcoming in Melbourne, Australia.

 

JERSEY BOYS: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Broadway Books) is the official handbook to the smash Broadway hit.  The JERSEY BOYS cast album has been certified Gold.

 

For more information on JERSEY BOYS in London, visit www.jerseyboyslondon.com.

 

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