Broadway.com’s Matt Wolf has posted a marvelous interview with Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young, who is playing the Frankie Valli role in the West End production of JERSEY BOYS at the Piccadilly Theatre. In addition to chatting about playing the role in London, JLY shares some amazing stories about starring in the upcoming JERSEY BOYS film that is scheduled to open on June 20. Below is a sneak peek: <
strong>Your arrival on the West End is being heralded as the “best thing to ever happen to British theater since Shakespeare.”
Well, Shakespeare has evolved then, I guess—though I’ll tell you, there are moments in this show that reach Shakespearean heights.
What was it like reprising the part on film?
The most amazing thing right at the beginning was that I didn’t have to audition. What happened was that I was back in New York in the show for nine months, when Clint got attached to the project and started seeing the various Jersey Boys companies around the country, so he saw the show on Broadway when I happened to be in it—that was my de facto audition.
Click HERE to read the entire interview with JLY!