Who's gonna help you through the night? Richard H. Blake! The Broadway vet joins the Main Stem company of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys as Tommy DeVito on January 9 at the August Wilson Theatre. Blake succeeds upcoming Rocky headliner Andy Karl, who played his final performance back on December 1. Jersey Boys tour member John Gardiner assumed the role from December 3 through January 8.
Blake's Broadway credits include Matilda, Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer, Wicked, Hairspray, Aida, Saturday Night Fever and Rent. Jersey Boys tells the story of how Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international pop superstars. The show features over 30 hit songs, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”
The current Broadway cast of Jersey Boys also stars Dominic Scaglione Jr. as Frankie Valli, Matt Bogart as Nick Massi and Drew Gehling as Bob Gaudio. The cast additionally features Peter Gregus, Mark Lotito, Miles Aubrey, Erik Bates, Candi Boyd, Cara Cooper, Jared Bradshaw, Joseph Leo Bwarie, Ken Dow, Russell Fischer, John Edwards, Katie O’Toole, Joe Payne, Mauricio Perez, Nathan Scherich, Sara Schmidt and Katie Webber.