December 29, 2008

Quinn VanAntwerp Replaces Derek Krantz in Toronto Jersey Boys

December 29th, 2008 reports that Quinn VanAntwerp will replace Derek Krantz in the role of Bob Gaudio in the Canadian production of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys.

Krantz, who played his final performance at the Toronto Centre for the Arts Dec. 21, has left the production “by mutual agreement with the creative team,” according to a press statement.

VanAntwerp will succeed Krantz in the role of Gaudio beginning Jan. 8, 2009. In the interim the role will be played by understudy Grant Tilly.

Quinn VanAntwerp was seen as Andrew in the Geffen Playhouse’s production of Atlanta. He also had a supporting role in the film “Four Christmases.”

The Toronto production of Jersey Boys also stars Jeremy Kushnier as Tommy DeVito, Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi and Jeff Madden as Frankie Valli with Timothy Sell as Gyp DeCarlo and Shawn Wright as Bob Crewe.

The ensemble comprises Gabriel Antonacci, Matthew Brown, Matt Cassidy, Jade Elliott, Élodie Gillett, Bryan Hindle, Victoria Lamond, Jenny Lee Stern, Adrian Marchuk, Joe Matheson, Aaron MacKenzie, Lindsay Thomas and Grant Tilly.

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