Ryan Molloy, who originated the role of Frankie Valli in the West End production of Jersey Boys, will make his Broadway debut when he reprises the role at the August Wilson Theatre beginning July 29. He will join the Great White Way company for a limited engagement through October 19. Molloy will succeed Joseph Leo Bwarie in the role.
Molloy is currently appearing in Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be at Theatre Royal Stratford East. In addition to Jersey Boys in the West End, for which he received an Olivier nod, his stage credits include The Pickled Cerebrum, Macbeth, Betrayal, The Merchant of Venice, Taboo, On the Town and Jerry Springer The Opera.
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.” In addition to Bwarie, the current cast includes Richard H. Blake as Tommy DeVito, Matt Bogart as Nick Massi and Drew Gehling as Bob Gaudio, as well as Peter Gregus, Mark Lotito, Miles Aubrey, Erik Bates, Candi Boyd, Jared Bradshaw, Cara Cooper, Ken Dow, John Edwards, Russell Fischer, Katie O’Toole, Joe Payne, Mauricio Pérez, Nathan Scherich, Sara Schmidt and Katie Webber.