The U.S. national tour of “Jersey Boys” will get a new Frankie Valli and Tommy DeVito tonight, June 4.
Nick Cosgrove will join the production as Valli, while Nicolas Dromard will take over the role of DeVito. The tour currently is in Salt Lake City at the Capitol Theater, where it will stay until June 15. Following that, the tour is scheduled to head to Little Rock, Arkansas for a run from June 19-23 at the Robinson Center Music Hall. The two actors join the cast that includes Jason Kappus as Bob Gaudio and Brandon Andrus as Nick Massi, the other members of the Four Seasons.
Here’s how press notes describe the musical:
[“Jersey Boys”] is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Vallie, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi, about a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American 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 Broadway production of the successful musical opened on November 6, 2005, and was awarded the Tony Award for Best Musical the following year. The musical also won the 2009 Olivier Award for Best Musical. The original cast recording won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and went on to sell over one million copies in the U.S.
The musical has a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Music is written by Bob Gaudio and the lyrics are by Bob Crewe. Two-time Tony-winner Des McAnuff directs, and the choreography is by Sergio Trujillo.
Of course, the musical features legendary songs from the Four Seasons, including “Sherry,” “Oh What a Night” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry.”