The producers and creative team are delighted to announce their new, young, dynamic cast for the highly anticipated return of this most beloved Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS. It will be led by Ben Joyce as Frankie Valli, Adam Bailey as Bob Gaudio, Benjamin Yates as Tommy De Vito and Karl James Wilson as Nick Massi. The musical will open at the new multi-million pound reinstated Trafalgar Theatre on 10 August 2021, following previews from 28 July.
JERSEY BOYS is written by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.
Also in the cast will be Ben Irish (Bob Crewe), Mark Isherwood (Gyp de Carlo), Elliot Allinson (Swing), Koko Basigara (Lorraine), Melanie Bright (Mary Delgado), Jack Campbell (Swing), Carl Douglas (Norm/Hank), Matteo Johnson (Joe Pesci), Huon Mackley (Swing), Jacob McIntosh (Barry Belson), Bonnie Page (Swing), Andy Smith (Swing) and Helen Ternent (Francine).
Ben Joyce, having graduated from drama school this year, will be making his professional stage debut as Frankie Valli. The creatives were very excited when this young talent was discovered during the extensive casting process and are looking forward to introducing him to the JERSEY BOYS audience. Adam Bailey made his West End debut in The Book of Mormon and played Felicia/Adam in the National Tour of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Benjamin Yates played and covered Fiyero in the UK & Ireland tour of Wicked. He also played Mungojerrie in Cats at the London Palladium and most recently played Doug/Mr Spencer in The School of Rock at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. Karl James Wilson played the role of Johnny Castle in the UK Tour of Dirty Dancing. Theatre credits also include the UK Tours of Jersey Boys and White Christmas. Karl appeared in Hollyoaks playing the role of Wardy.