October 17, 2016

Sneak Peek of @BroadwayWorld Interview with @MarkBallas Who Begins @JerseyBoysInfo Run Tomorrow!

October 17th, 2016
Mark Ballas (Photo Credit: Walter McBride)

Mark Ballas (Photo Credit: Walter McBride)

Tomorrow, October 18 is the day that Dancing With The Stars superstar Mark Ballas begins playing Frankie Valli in JERSEY BOYS Broadway!

Check out a preview of the BroadwayWorld.com interview with him:

BroadwayWorl.com: You mentioned the choreography. How does the dancing in Jersey Boys differ from the ballroom dancing that we see on “Dancing With the Stars”?

Mark Ballas: Oh, it’s a completely different thing, you can’t really compare the two. It’s doo-wop, but at the same time, it’s very precise. There’s no room to take liberties. I am there to play Frankie Valli, not to put a little extra something into it, you know. So even if I can probably do five turns, I’m only going to do two. I am here to play Frankie and get that character down, and move like the three other guys, and that’s been the coolest part, to make the four of us identical in our movements. And I’m playing the Italian kid from Jersey. So even though my dad’s side is hispanic, my mom’s side is British, and I’ve grown up around dancers and musicians my whole life, none of that flare can be put into it, it has to be authentic, and I love that. It’s very different for me and I’m really enjoying it.

Click HERE to read the entire interview & more photos from Walter McBride!

1 Comment »

  1. Hope to catch Mark on YouTube or somewhere. I am a huge Jersey Boys fan and have been a fan of Mark from DWTS. Kind of spoiled by Travis Cloer as Frankie in Vegas. Best of luck Mark. Or am I suppose to say break a leg?

    Comment by Sidney Cartwright — October 18, 2016 @ 10:16 pm

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