Ryan Molloy Leaving Jersey Boys ahead of Piccadilly Theatre Transfer
Frankie Valli Performer Stepping Down from the Role at the End of the Prince Edward Theatre Run
It had previously been revealed that Jersey Boys will be transferring to the Piccadilly Theatre in March following its long run at the Prince Edward Theatre, where Miss Saigon is due to take its place.
Now some more news has emerged regarding the move and it means that those planning on witnessing the show when it plays at the Piccadilly will see new actor portray Frankie Valli. Ryan Molloy is set to stand down after many years in the show.
Jersey Boys follows the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, from their origins in New Jersey to their signing to the likes of Vee Jay Labels. During their time at the top of the charts they released an array of hit songs like Walk Like A Man, My Eyes Adored and Sherry, among others. These song, plus other hits like Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Rag Doll and Who Loves You, form the list of musical numbers featured in the West End show and have proven popular with audiences.
Ryan Molloy has been a part of Jersey Boys at the Prince Edward Theatre since 2008 though his career has also seen him appear on stage in other roles whilst also working with some well known musicians. In addition to his appearance in Jersey Boys he has appeared in Tonight’s The Night on a UK tour, Taboo at the Venue (now the Leicester Square Theatre) and Jerry Springer – The Opera at the National Theatre. He is also known for his work with bands like Frankie Goes To Hollywood and The Lighthouse Family, among others.
The popular West End show Jersey Boys has been at the Prince Edward Theatre since 2008 but will find a new home at the Piccadilly Theatre shortly. It replaces the current production of Dirty Dancing, which returned to the West End last year and continues until late February.
Jersey Boys is at the Piccadilly Theatre from Saturday 15th March 2014 and is currently booking at the venue until Sunday 26th October 2014.