A London Frankie is working his way back to Jersey Boys. Ryan Molloy, who earned an Olivier nod for originating the role of Frankie Valli in the West End production, makes his Broadway debut on July 29 in the Tony-winning tuner. Molloy takes center stage at the August Wilson Theatre through October 19. He takes over for Joseph Leo Bwarie, who will step in as the Frankie alternate during Molloy's limited engagement.
Molloy recently appeared in Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be at Theatre Royal Stratford East. In addition to Jersey Boys in the West End, 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 Molloy, the musical currently stars Richard H. Blake as Tommy DeVito, Matt Bogart as Nick Massi and Drew Gehling as Bob Gaudio.