JERSEY BOYS COMES TO MANCHESTER PALACE THEATRE

By on October 17, 2017

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Due to overwhelming demand, a further 12 dates have been announced for the second UK & Ireland Tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS, including the Palace Theatre Manchester from Tuesday 29 January – Saturday 16 February 2019, taking the tour through to March 2019.

JERSEY BOYS is the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks.  These four boys from New Jersey became one of the most successful bands in pop history, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and sold 175 million records worldwide, all before they turned 30.  The show is packed with their hits, including Beggin’SherryWalk Like A ManDecember, 1963 (Oh What a Night)Big Girls Don’t CryMy Eyes Adored YouLet’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got)Bye Bye BabyCan’t Take My Eyes Off YouWorking My Way Back to YouFallen AngelRag Doll and Who Loves You.

The full newly announced 2018/19 dates are The Marlowe Canterbury (2 – 13 October 2018), New Victoria Theatre Woking (16 – 27 October 2018), Bristol Hippodrome (30 October – 17 November 2018), Leeds Grand Theatre (20 November – 1 December 2018), New Theatre Oxford (18 December 2018 – 5 January 2019),  Wales Millennium Centre (16– 26 January 2019), Palace Theatre Manchester (29 January – 16 February 2019), Edinburgh Playhouse (19 February – 2 March 2019), Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin (5 – 16 March 2019) and Mayflower Theatre Southampton (19 – 30 March 2019).

The producers are also delighted to announce that Michael Watson will be playing Frankie Valli, Simon Bailey will be Tommy De Vito, Declan Egan will be Bob Gaudio and Lewis Griffiths will be Nick Massi.  Michael, Simon, Declan and Lewis have all previously performed their roles in JERSEY BOYS to great acclaim: Michael and Simon in the West End, Declan in the West End and Australia, and Lewis in the first UK and Ireland tour.  Dayle Hodge will return to the production to play Frankie Valli at certain performances.

Michael Watson made his West End debut in We Will Rock You and was also in the original London casts of Imagine This, Sister Act and Shrek the Musical. A founder member of theatre super-group Teatro, Simon Bailey also played Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera.  His other West End credits include I Can’t Sing: The X Factor Musical and We Will Rock You. Declan Egan played the role of Bob Gaudio in JERSEY BOYS in his native Australia and has toured the USA in The Book Of Mormon.  Lewis Griffiths played Johnny Castle in the recent tour of Dirty Dancing.  He also appeared in the original UK touring productions of Ghost – The Musical and Legally Blonde – The Musical.  Dayle Hodge made his West End debut as Chip in the original London cast of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and has appeared in Les Misérables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Scrooge.

The cast also includes Joel Elferink as Bob Crewe, James Alexander Gibbs as Joey, Mark Heenehan as Gyp DeCarlo, Karl James-Wilson as Norm Waxman, Arnold Mabhena as Barry Belson, Phoebe May Newman as Francine, Olive Robinson as Lorraine, James Winter as Hank Majewski and Tara Young as Mary Delgado.  Completing the cast will be Peter Nash, Dan O’Brien, Stephen O’Riain and Amy Thiroff.

JERSEY BOYS first opened in London at the Prince Edward Theatre on 18 March 2008 and moved to the Piccadilly Theatre in March 2014. The Olivier Award-winning West End production closed on Sunday 26 March 2017 following nine amazing years in London. The first UK & Ireland Tour of JERSEY BOYS was a record-breaking success and ran for 18 months, from 4 September 2014 to 5 March 2016.

Winner of Broadway’s Tony, London’s Olivier and Australia’s Helpmann Awards for Best New Musical, JERSEY BOYS is the winner of 57 major awards worldwide and has been seen by over 25 million people worldwide.  JERSEY BOYS can currently be seen across the United States on its US National Tour.  The BROADWAY production closed on 15 January 2017 as the 12th longest running show in Broadway history.  JERSEY BOYS will return to New York City in a new production in November 2017 at New World Stages.

JERSEY BOYS is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.  The UK & Ireland Tour production is staged by the entire original Broadway creative team, led by director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo, with scenic design by Klara Zieglerova, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Steve Canyon Kennedy and projection design by Michael Clark.  The orchestrations are by Steve Orich and the music supervision and vocal arrangements by Ron Melrose.

The UK & Ireland Tour of JERSEY BOYS is produced by Dodger Theatricals and Ambassador Theatre Group with Joseph J Grano, Pelican Group, Latitude Link, Rick Steiner and Howard Panter.

For further details, please visit www.jerseyboysuktour.com.

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TOUR SCHEDULE

16 Dec 2017 – 6 Jan 2018
Birmingham New Alexandra
0844 871 3011
www.atgtickets.com/birmingham

10 – 20 January
Liverpool Empire
0844 871 3017
www.atgtickets.com/liverpool

23 January – 3 February
Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652
www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes                                    

6 – 17 February
Stoke Regent Theatre
0844 871 7649
www.atgtickets.com/stoke                                                    

20 February – 3 March
Hull New Theatre
01482 300 306
www.hulltheatres.co.uk                                                         

20 – 31 March
Sunderland Empire
0844 871 3022
www.atgtickets.com/sunderland                                        

3 – 14 April
Glasgow King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648
www.atgtickets.com/kings-theatre                                    

17 – 28 April
Theatre Royal Plymouth
01752 267222
www.theatreroyal.com

9 – 19 May
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
0115 989 5555
www.trch.co.uk

22 May – 2 June
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
01274 432000
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

5 – 16 June
Norwich Theatre Royal
01603 630000
www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

19 – 30 June
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
0114 249 6000
www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

3 – 14 July
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
0844 871 7607
www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury-waterside-theatre

17 – 28 July
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
01702 351135
www.thecliffspavilion.co.uk

31 July – 11 August
Newcastle Theatre Royal
0844 811 2121
www.theatreroyal.co.uk

14 – 25 August
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
01224 641122
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

28 August – 8 September
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
01902 42 92 12
www.grandtheatre.co.uk

11 – 22 September
Belfast Grand Opera House
028 9024 1919
www.goh.co.uk

2 – 13 October
The Marlowe, Canterbury
01227 8787787
www.themarlowetheatre.com

16 – 27 October On sale soon
New Victoria Theatre, Woking
0844 8717645
www.atgtickets.com/new-victoria-theatre

30 October – 17 November On sale soon
Bristol Hippodrome
0844 871 3012
www.atgtickets.com/bristol-hippodrome                                       

20 November – 1 December
Leeds Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700
www.leedsgrandtheatre.com

18 December – 5 January 2019 On sale soon
New Theatre Oxford
0844 871 3020
www.atgtickets.com/new-theatre-oxford

16 – 26 January On sale soon
Wales Millennium Centre
029 20636464
www.wmc.org.uk

29 January – 16 February On sale soon
Palace Theatre Manchester
0844 871 3019
www.atgtickets.com/palace-theatre-manchester         

19 February – 2 March On sale soon
Edinburgh Playhouse
0844 871 3014
www.atgtickets.com/edinburgh-playhouse

5 – 16 March On sale soon
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
0844 847 2455
www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

19 – 30 March On sale soon
Mayflower Theatre Southampton
02380 711811
www.mayflower.org.uk

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