Media Release: JERSEY BOYS Director, Des McAnuff is delighted to announce the talented ensemble he has cast in the keenly anticipated season of JERSEY BOYS, opening for a strictly limited season at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney this September.
The dynamic line-up of artists includes RYAN GONZALEZ (Broadway World Sydney Award winner), MIA DABKOWSKI-CHANDLER (currently performing in Aladdin the Musical), CRISTINA D’AGOSTINO (Green Room Award winner for Guys and Dolls), SAGE DOUGLAS (currently performing in The Wizard of Oz), MACKENZIE DUNN (2017 WAAPA Graduate and making her professional debut in Jersey Boys), GLENN HILL (recently in Matilda the Musical), LUIGI LUCENTE (Muriel’s Wedding), ENRICO MAMMARELLA (recreating his role as ‘Gyp DeCarlo’ from the original company of JERSEY BOYS), SCOTT McCONNELL (Production Company’s Jesus Christ Superstar), JOSH MULHERAN (currently performing in The Book of Mormon), JACK O’RILEY (Rent at the Hayes Theatre) and DANIEL RASO (Matilda the Musical). These exciting artists will join the already announced ‘Four Seasons’ BERNARD ANGEL who will play charismatic singer Frankie Valli; he will be joined by CAMERON MACDONALD as Tommy DeVito, THOMAS McGUANE (making his career debut playing Bob Gaudio) and GLASTON TOFT, reprising his celebrated portrayal of the band’s musical marvel Nick Massi.
JERSEY BOYS tells the true-life story of four guys from the wrong side of the tracks, the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, one of the most successful bands in pop music history. The band sold more than 175 million records and were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame for their worldwide hits, including Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like a Man, Bye Bye Baby, Sherry and Big Girls Don’t Cry, which all feature in the musical.
The original Australian production opened to rave reviews on 4 July 2009 playing four years closing in Perth on 30 June 2013, having played to 1.6 million people throughout Australia and New Zealand. JERSEY BOYS is the 12th longest running musical in Broadway history and has played to over 25 million worldwide. It has won 64 honours and awards worldwide including the 2010 Helpmann Award, 2006 Tony Award and Olivier Award for Best Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
JERSEY BOYS is currently playing in New York City, and touring the United Kingdom. JERSEY BOYS continues to break box office records, both at New World Stages in New York, and recently in Birmingham’s New England Theatre, breaking records held previously by the first engagement of the JERSEY BOYS UK Tour. JERSEY BOYS will debut a new production on Norwegian Cruise Line’s, the Norwegian Bliss in a built-to-suit theatre cruising to Alaska and the Caribbean from June 2018.