Broadway vet Jeremy Kushnier will assume the role of Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys on October 9 at the August Wilson Theatre. Young takes over the role from current star Andy Karl, who will play his final performance on October 7 before beginning rehearsals for the forthcoming Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
Kushnier, who previously played Tommy DeVito in the Chicago, Las Vegas and Toronto companies of Jersey Boys, made his Broadway debut as Ren McCormack in Footloose and also appeared on Broadway in Rent and Jesus Christ Superstar, in which he stepped into the pivotal role of Judas Iscariot for press preview performances when Tony-nominated star Josh Young fell ill. Kushnier has toured in Next to Normal and Aida.
The Tony-winning musical currently stars John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli, Matt Bogart as Nick Massi and Quinn VanAntwerp as Bob Gaudio. The Jersey Boys cast also includes Peter Gregus, Mark Lotito Miles Aubrey, Erik Bates, Jared Bradshaw, Cara Cooper, Ken Dow, John Edwards, Russell Fischer, Katie O’Toole, Joe Payne, Jessica Rush, Dominic Scaglione Jr., Nathan Scherich, Sara Schmidt and Taylor Sternberg.