Jersey Boys the Musical Extends Season at the Trafalgar Theatre

Thursday 6 July 2023

The Grammy, Tony, and Olivier award-winning musical Jersey Boys celebrates its 18th birthday after its Broadway debut in 2005. This captivating show takes you behind the music and delves into the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The production is currently booking until January 28, 2024, with Christmas performances now available.

To mark the birthday celebrations, the London production is thrilled to announce its new cast starting from July 26 at the Trafalgar Theatre. Luke Suri continues as Frankie Valli, joined by Karl James Wilson as Nick Massi. Peter Nash takes on the role of Tommy De Vito, and Declan Egan plays Bob Gaudio, having previously portrayed the character at the Piccadilly Theatre and on the UK tour. Together, they complete the Four Seasons.

Additionally, a talented ensemble joins the cast, including Joey Cornish as Joe Pesci, Joseph Peters as Bob Crewe, Andy Barke as Gyp De Carlo, Kirsty Whelan as Mary Delgado, Oliver Tester as Norm Waxman/Hank Majewski, Jacob McIntosh as Barry Belson, Gracie Lai as Lorraine, Rosie Needham as Francine, and others.

This musical has received praise for its combination of tough guys, tender harmonies, a captivating story, and an endless repertoire of hit songs, as noted by The Guardian. The journey follows four guys from New Jersey who captivated audiences with their unique sound. From their humble beginnings to their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this musical is a captivating tale. The show features the beloved songs of The Four Seasons, including "Beggin'," "Sherry," "Walk Like A Man," "December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)," and many more.

Howard Panter, producer for Trafalgar Entertainment Productions, expresses excitement about reaching the milestone of 18 years for Jersey Boys. He looks forward to witnessing the incredible new cast deliver the legendary hits that have made the musical a smash hit.

Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe, Jersey Boys has garnered numerous prestigious awards and has been seen by millions of people worldwide. The show opened to rave reviews at the newly refurbished Trafalgar Theatre in July 2021.

Originally opening on Broadway in November 2005 and running for over 11 years, Jersey Boys became the 12th longest-running show in Broadway history. In London's West End, it ran for nine amazing years from 2008 to 2017, ranking as the sixth longest-running musical at the time. The musical has also completed three record-breaking tours in the UK and Ireland.

As a special offer in July, patrons can use the promo code 4JULY for any performance and enjoy a complimentary drink, such as a Frankie cocktail or Brooklyn Lager, with their Band A seat.

photo credit: Matt Crockett