Bye Bye Baby! Michael Watson, Edd Post, Jon Boydon and Gary Watson have announced that they are leaving the West End production of Jersey Boys.
The actors will give their final performances as Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi respectively on Sunday 13th March 2016. New casting and further information will be announced over the coming months.
Michael Watson said: "It has been an honour and privilege to take on this massive role! It has been a crazy 3 years on this show and I just want to thank you for all your support.. It is time for me to try new challenges now! Thank you to Jersey Boys UK and all the cast.. I leave with wonderful memories.. Let's go out with a bang love to you."
"I am thrilled to have played my part in Jersey Boys' history, and look forward to new and exciting projects throughout 2016. The show will go from strength to strength with its new Seasons, and I hope that you will show them the same love and support that you have kindly bestowed on me as they take the helm of this wonderful production and steer it toward its Decennial celebration. So here's to my final 9 weeks! Thank you all. Now where did I put my golf clubs....?"
Sandy Moffat who alternates the role of Frankie - and was nominated for West End Frame's Understudy of the Year Award last year - will also leave the production on Sunday 13th March. He will give his final scheduled performance as Frankie at the matinee on Saturday 12th March 2016.
Jersey Boys opened in London in 2008 and has been seen by nearly 23 million people worldwide. Now celebrating its eighth year in London, a second production is currently touring the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Jersey Boys tells the true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks.The show is packed with their hits, including Beggin’, Sherry, Walk Like A Man, December, 1963 (Oh What a Night), Big Girls Don’t Cry, My Eyes Adored You, Bye Bye Baby, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Working My Way Back to You and Fallen Angel.
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