The national tour of the award-winning musical Jersey Boys is set to welcome Adam Zelasko and Hayden Milanes to the cast beginning December 21 in Philadelphia, PA, with a scheduled run through January 5, 2014 at the Forrest Theatre. Following Philadelphia, the show will move to Richmond, VA for a premiere engagement at the Landmark Theater January 7-19.
The pair will join a cast that includes Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito and Jason Kappus as Bob Guadio along with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. Additional members of the cast include Tommaso Antico, Kaleigh Cronin, Marlana Dunn, Larry Esparza, Devon Goffman, De’Lon Grant, Bryan Hindle, Leo Huppert, Ian Joseph, Michelle Pruiett, John Rochette, Rachel Schur, Skye Scott, Shaun Taylor-Corbett, and Robert J. Townsend.
Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons (composed of Frankie Valli, Bob Guadio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi) and how the four blue-collar boys from the wrong side of town were able to become one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. The show features plenty of the group’s hits, including “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What a Night,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “My Eyes Adored You,” “Dawn” and “Sherry.”
Tony Award winner Des McAnuff directs the show and Academy Award winner Marshall Brickman wrote the show alongside Rick Elice. Music is provided by Bob Guadio, lyrics provided by Bob Crewe, and choreography provided by Sergio Trujillo.
The production first opened on Broadway in 2005 and has been a hit ever since. It is the winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, and the 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Musical (Australia). The musical currently has productions in London, Las Vegas, South Africa, and the Netherlands in addition to the ongoing North American tour. To date, Jersey Boys has been seen worldwide by more than 18 million people.