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John Lloyd Young to star as Frankie Valli in West End’s Jersey Boys

John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli.Photo: Joan Marcus.
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John Lloyd Young, who originated the role of Frankie Valli in the Broadway production of Jersey Boys, is to play the role in the West End production from March.

Young will appear in the show when it moves from the Prince Edward Theatre to the Piccadilly Theatre on March 15.

He will star in it until April 27.

Young won a Tony award for his part in the Broadway staging and is to appear as Frankie Valli in the film version, scheduled for release in the summer.

Also joining the cast at the Piccadilly will be Matt Nalton, who makes his West End debut as Nick Massi. Edd Post and Jon Boydon will continue as Bob Gaudio and Tommy De Vito, with Michael Watson playing Frankie Valli at certain shows.

Jersey Boys plays its last performance at the Prince Edward on March 9, which marks the end of Ryan Molloy’s six-year stint in the musical playing Frankie Valli.

The musical will also tour from September this year.


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