May 9, 2012

Breaking News: Tony Winner John Lloyd Young Returns to Jersey Boys Broadway July 3!

May 9th, 2012

JLY BREAKING NEWS from JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, has announced the return of John Lloyd Young who won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Frankie Valli. Young will again perform the role of Frankie Valli on Broadway from Tuesday, July 3 through Sunday, September 30.

John Lloyd Young won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World awards for his Broadway debut as Frankie Valli. He is the lead singer on the Grammy-winning, certified-Platinum JERSEY BOYS original Broadway cast album. Young played Marius in Les Miserables at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and guest starred on “Glee.” Offstage, Young is a successful artist. His pieces sell at East and West Coast fine art galleries, have raised tens of thousands for charity, and a JLY piece hangs at L.A.’s famed restaurant, Spago. Young will soon present his debut album.

JERSEY BOYS opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005 at the August Wilson Theatre. The show is currently playing in New York; Las Vegas; London; Auckland, New Zealand; in cities across the U.S. on two National Tours and a production will open in Singapore in November 2012.

John Lloyd Young will be joined on Broadway by Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Quinn VanAntwerp (Bob Gaudio) and Andy Karl (Tommy DeVito) as The Four Seasons; with Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito. The cast also includes Miles Aubrey, Erik Bates, Jared Bradshaw, Cara Cooper, Ken Dow, John Edwards, Russell Fischer, Katie O’Toole, Joe Payne, Jessica Rush, Dominic Scaglione Jr., Nathan Scherich, Sara Schmidt and Taylor Sternberg.


So, how surprised are you guys about this BIG NEWS about JLY?!?


  1. Already bought my tickets!

    Comment by Carolyn Miller — May 9, 2012 @ 11:55 am

  2. That is great news! I’ve always wanted to see JLY again, so I’m thrilled to read about his return to the show. Can’t wait to see him this September, five years since I first saw him as Frankie in September 2007.

    Comment by Nancy — May 9, 2012 @ 11:57 am

  3. The fans had always hoped for this! We will always have a special place in our hearts for the Original Broadway Cast.

    Comment by Carolyn Miller — May 9, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

  4. Still chasing the music and tryin’ to get home, JLY? Well. you’ve made it. From the beginning we’ve all been one big happy family, and we’re so happy our patriarch and de facto CEO has returned. Welcome back.

    Actually, John Lloyd, thinking of your return this summer has brought back so many memories of such a wonderful time in so many of our lives that I can’t help but reflect and smile. I look so forward to seeing you this summer and updating some of those memories. Thank you JLY.

    Comment by Howard — May 9, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

  5. I am so excited you will be back. Just got back from the city and bought my tickets. It will be great to see you again, John.
    We all shared so many memories and I hope to see some of the special people I met .
    Looking forward to this exciting time this summer.Looking forward to seeing you and talking to you.

    Thank you John, for coming back to NY.

    Comment by viv — May 9, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

  6. The JBBlog has a wonderfully helpful index in the lower area of the margin here. There are about 125 subjects with tagging in all related articles.

    To emphasize Howard’s point about JLY being the defacto CEO, there are only 3 topics with more tags than John Lloyd Young. They are “Four Seasons,” “Frankie Valli,” and “Jersey Boys.”

    It’s all a bit surreal still, but I managed to push through the shock and got tickets for July 3! I figured there’d be time to sit in stunned silence AFTER I had ticket. I won’t be sitting in silence, though, when JLY emerges onto the August Wilson stage once again this summer!

    Comment by Audrey — May 10, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

  7. I also purchased tickets, and am looking forward to seeing the original Frankie live and in person at least a couple of times.

    Having said that, from the myriad of information there is out there, it seems to me that JLY pulled a “David Caruso” when he left. That Tony, the attention, the reviews and all that went along with it kind of went to his head. Hoping now that he understands awards aren’t guarantees to the promised land, he’ll be a bit more grown up and humble. I simply can’t imagine where his career would have gone had he stayed the course for several years…….

    In any event, going back to ones roots can be a very theraputic experience. Hope it helps him to find whatever it is he’s looking for.

    Comment by Elizabeth — May 15, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

  8. I never felt that John let his awards go to his head. He has always put his fans above all things.
    How can you compare him to David Caruso ?
    I’ve kept in touch with JLY since he left Jersey Boys.He has given his time to raising money for charity.
    I can’t wait to see him again.I also think Jarrod is wonderful. He is such a talented actor.
    There’s just something about JLY coming back.
    It’s magical. THEA

    Comment by THEA — June 13, 2012 @ 12:39 am

  9. I have read nothing but nice things about John Lloyd Young.He gives a lot of his time to raising money for several Charities,he auctions off his art work and donates all the money from the auction to charities .Doesn’t sound like a guy who is stuck on himself.

    Comment by Ginger Ueda — June 30, 2012 @ 12:52 am

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