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Jersey Boys Gets a New Man in Town with Joseph Leo Bwarie as Frankie Valli

Jersey Boys Gets a New Man in Town with Joseph Leo Bwarie as Frankie Valli

Just too good! Joseph Leo Bwarie takes over the role of Frankie Valli in the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys on January 28 at the August Wilson Theatre. Bwarie succeeds Dominic Scaglione Jr., who played his final performance on January 26.

Bwarie previously played the famous falsetto-singing frontman on Broadway and in the Las Vegas and first national tour productions of ...

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Big Men in Town! Joseph Leo Bwarie & Nick Cosgrove to Star as Frankie Valli in Broadway's Jersey Boys

Big Men in Town! Joseph Leo Bwarie & Nick Cosgrove to Star as Frankie Valli in Broadway's Jersey Boys

Joseph Leo Bwarie and Nick Cosgrove are ready to have your eyes adore them! Bwarie and Cosgrove will assume the role of The Four Seasons frontman Frankie Valli in the Broadway cast of Jersey Boys beginning January 28. They are taking over for Dominic Scaglione Jr., who will play his final performance on January 26 at the August Wilson Theatre ...

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Come to Me, Baby! Richard H. Blake Begins as Tommy DeVito in Broadway's Jersey Boys

Come to Me, Baby! Richard H. Blake Begins as Tommy DeVito in Broadway's Jersey Boys

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 ...

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Apple of My Eye! Richard H. Blake to Star as Tommy DeVito in Broadway's Jersey Boys

Apple of My Eye! Richard H. Blake to Star as Tommy DeVito in Broadway's Jersey Boys

Broadway vet Richard H. Blake is working his way back to the Great White Way! Blake will assume the role of original Four Seasons member Tommy DeVito in the Broadway company of Jersey Boys beginning January 9, 2014. Jersey Boys tour member John Gardiner will join the cast as Tommy DeVito from December 3 through January 8. Blake and Gardiner ...

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Matt Bogart, Sierra Boggess & Dick Latessa to Star in Industry Reading of New Musical Wallenberg

Matt Bogart, Sierra Boggess & Dick Latessa to Star in Industry Reading of New Musical Wallenberg

Epic news: Broadway favorites Matt Bogart, Sierra Boggess and Dick Latessa will star in an industry reading of the new musical drama Wallenberg, based on the life of real-life Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg. Directed by Karen Carpenter (Love, Loss and What I Wore), the musical features a book and lyrics by Laurence Holzman and Felicia Needleman and a score by ...

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Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys Movie, Starring Tony Winner John Lloyd Young, Sets 2014 Release Date

Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys Movie, Starring Tony Winner John Lloyd Young, Sets 2014 Release Date

Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood's big screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Jersey Boys will hit the silver screen next summer! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the highly anticipated movie, starring Tony winner John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza, Michael Lomenda and Erich Bergen as Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, will officially land in theaters on June 20, 2014.

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Working His Way Backstage to You! Jersey Boys Star Drew Gehling Is Broadway.com’s Newest Video Blogger

Working His Way Backstage to You! Jersey Boys Star Drew Gehling Is Broadway.com’s Newest Video Blogger

You can't won't take your eyes off of him! Broadway.com has a brand new video blogger: Jersey Boys star Drew Gehling! Broadway.com has given Gehling, who plays Bob Gaudio in the hit show, a camera to capture all the behind-the-scenes fun at the August Wilson Theatre with his very own video blog, Hit Maker.

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Tony Winner John Lloyd Young Confirmed to Star as Frankie Valli in Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys Movie

Tony Winner John Lloyd Young Confirmed to Star as Frankie Valli in Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys Movie

Hollywood film producers just can't take their eyes off John Lloyd Young! The Tony winner, who originated the role of Frankie Valli in the Broadway production of Jersey Boys, will reprise the role in director Clint Eastwood's film adaptation of the Tony-winning hit musical. Young confirmed the news via his official Facebook page.

As previously reported, Young had been rumored ...

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Clint Eastwood Eyes Tony Winner John Lloyd Young & More for Jersey Boys Movie

Clint Eastwood Eyes Tony Winner John Lloyd Young & More for Jersey Boys Movie

Director Clint Eastwood has begun the casting process for his previously reported film adaptation of Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons’ rise from obscure local band to rock ‘n’ roll sensation. According to Variety, Eastwood and producer Graham King are hoping to sign up Tony winner John Lloyd Young as well as Erich Bergen, Michael ...

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Bernadette Peters and Dozens of Stars Meet Canine Companions at 15th Annual Broadway Barks

Bernadette Peters and Dozens of Stars Meet Canine Companions at 15th Annual Broadway Barks
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Over the weekend, Broadway stars from all across the Great White Way popped over to Shubert Alley after their Saturday matinee to participate in the 15th annual dog and cat adoption event Broadway Barks!, co-founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore. The alley was packed with fans and animals in equal quantity, all of whom gathered for the popular ...

Dominic Scaglione Jr. & Joseph Leo Bwarie to Star as Frankie Valli in Broadway's Jersey Boys

Dominic Scaglione Jr. & Joseph Leo Bwarie to Star as Frankie Valli in Broadway's Jersey Boys

Dominic Scaglione Jr. and Joseph Leo Bwarie are working their way over to the Great White Way! Scaglione Jr. and Bwarie will assume the role of The Four Seasons frontman Frankie Valli in the Broadway cast of Jersey Boys beginning July 30. They are taking over for Tony winner John Lloyd Young, who will play his final performance on July ...

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Laura Osnes, Billy Porter, Andrew Rannells & More Join Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters for 2013 Broadway Barks!

Laura Osnes, Billy Porter, Andrew Rannells & More Join Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters for 2013 Broadway Barks!

Broadway is going to the dogs on July 13! The 15th annual pet adoption event Broadway Barks! will take place in Shubert Alley, hosted by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore. Sponsored by the ASPCA, proceeds from Broadway Barks! benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Broadway Barks! begins at 3:30 PM, with celebrity presentations of pets ...

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Will Clint Eastwood Direct the Jersey Boys Movie?

Will Clint Eastwood Direct the Jersey Boys Movie?

What you have to ask yourself is...will Clint Eastwood direct the big-screen adaptation of Jersey Boys? The Oscar-winning filmmaker is in talks with Hollywood producers to take on the highly-anticipated movie musical, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Eastwood was set to direct a remake of A Star is Born, but that project is still having casting difficulties after the ...

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Big Man In Town! Jersey Boys Toasts 3,000 Broadway Performances

Big Man In Town! Jersey Boys Toasts 3,000 Broadway Performances
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Bring out the cake! The cast of Jersey Boys celebrated its 3,000th performance on February 7, and after the performance, stars John Lloyd Young, Drew Gehling, Jeremy Kushnier and Matt Bogart gathered backstage at the August Wilson Theatre to toast and dig into a huge treat. Jersey Boys, which won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical, is the ...

Patti LuPone Heads Downtown, Andy Karl Works His Way Back to Jersey & Passion Rises in This Week's Datebook

Patti LuPone Heads Downtown, Andy Karl Works His Way Back to Jersey & Passion Rises in This Week's Datebook

Welcome to February! There’s still plenty of time before planning your Valentine’s Day dinner and Oscar-watching party, so clear your calendar for the best stage-related events in the week ahead. Read on to get the scoop on the most exciting happenings in theater, TV, music and films in our calendar of events for Broadway lovers.


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Tina Fey Gets Mean, Taye Diggs Fights Crime & More Lessons of the Week

Tina Fey Gets Mean, Taye Diggs Fights Crime & More Lessons of the Week

As we prepare to say sayonara to another week on the Great White Way, we're looking back at some of the headlines that really grabbed our attention this week. From Taye Diggs’ home invasion to the surprising music Barry Manilow uses for inspiration, this week was full of WTF moments. Read on below to recount these stories and more.


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Jersey Boys Star Matt Bogart on Playing Romantics, Tough Guys and ‘Rock Star Patrick Swayze’

Jersey Boys Star Matt Bogart on Playing Romantics, Tough Guys and ‘Rock Star Patrick Swayze’

Matt Bogart can play lovers, fighters and everything in between. From Chris in Miss Saigon to his long run as Nick Massi, the most enigmatic of the four Jersey Boys, Bogart’s strong voice and heroic good looks have made him a welcome presence on musical stages across the country. For his Role Call, the down-to-earth star chatted about his bookending ...

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Norbert Leo Butz Lets Loose, John Lloyd Young Heads Back to Jersey & Broadway Has a Picnic in This Week’s Datebook

Norbert Leo Butz Lets Loose, John Lloyd Young Heads Back to Jersey & Broadway Has a Picnic in This Week’s Datebook

It's officially January, which means that there's a whole month of resolution making (and breaking) and, of course, exciting Broadway events ahead of us! Read on to see what we've picked as the cream of the crop from the week ahead, which includes opening nights for The Other Place and Picnic, a thrilling Jersey Boys return and a surfeit of ...

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Watch Jersey Boys Stars Perform for Hurricane Sandy Victims on Good Morning America

Watch Jersey Boys Stars Perform for Hurricane Sandy Victims on Good Morning America

The stars of the smash musical Jersey Boys were in the charitable spirit as they stopped by Good Monring America on November 5. Jarrod SpectorDrew GehlingMatt Bogart and Jeremy Kushnier looked sharp in their bright red blazers as they performed a medley of tunes including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Walk Like a Man" ...

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First Look! Jeremy Kushnier & Drew Gehling Join Jarrod Spector & Matt Bogart in Jersey Boys

First Look! Jeremy Kushnier & Drew Gehling Join Jarrod Spector & Matt Bogart in Jersey Boys
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The Broadway megahit Jersey Boys will have a new look on October 9, when tour veteran Jeremy Kushnier joins the cast as tough guy Tommy DeVito alongside returning stars Jarrod Spector as Frankie Valli and Drew Gehling as Bob Gaudio, plus continuing cast member Matt Bogart as Nick Massi. We’ve got a fresh set of production photos of the Broadway ...

Squigs Marks John Lloyd Young’s Red Hot Return as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys

Squigs Marks John Lloyd Young’s Red Hot Return as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys

John Lloyd Young is back on Broadway as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, the role that garnered him a 2006 Tony Award for Best Actor. The musical tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest pop music sensations of all ...

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Oh, What a Night! Tony Winner John Lloyd Young Celebrates His Return as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys

Oh, What a Night! Tony Winner John Lloyd Young Celebrates His Return as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys
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John Lloyd Young, the Tony-winning original star of Jersey Boys, walked like a man into the August Wilson Theatre on July 3 for a three-month return engagement as Frankie Valli in the jukebox musical. A week later, Broadway photographers were on hand to photograph the star's curtain call, alongside Matt Bogart as Nick Massi, Quinn VanAntwerp as Bob Gaudio ...

Back in Jersey! Take a First Look at the Return of Tony Winner John Lloyd Young in Jersey Boys

Back in Jersey! Take a First Look at the Return of Tony Winner John Lloyd Young in Jersey Boys
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Oh, what a star! John Lloyd Young, the Tony-winning original Jersey Boys star, is set to return to the musical as Frankie Valli for a limited engagement from July 3 through September 30, taking over the role from current lead Jarrod Spector. Broadway.com has your first look at production photos of the Young with stars Matt Bogart as ...

Iron Man Director Jon Favreau in Talks to Helm Jersey Boys Film

Iron Man Director Jon Favreau in Talks to Helm Jersey Boys Film

Jon Favreau, director of the Iron Man films, is the frontrunner to direct GK Films’ big screen adaptation of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, according to Variety. As previously announced, the film will be penned by Tony winner and Oscar nominee John Logan. The movie musical will be distributed by Sony Pictures and executive produced by Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio ...

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Tony Winner John Lloyd Young to Return to Broadway's Jersey Boys

Tony Winner John Lloyd Young to Return to Broadway's Jersey Boys

Tony-winning original Jersey Boys star John Lloyd Young will return to the musical as Frankie Valli for a limited engagement from July 3 through September 30 at the August Wilson Theatre. Young takes over the role from current star Jarrod Spector.

Since winning the Tony Award for originating the role of Frankie Valli in 2006, Young has starred in the indie ...

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