Joseph Leo Bwarie is one of two actors stepping into the role of Frankie Valli in Broadway's Jersey Boys, directed by Des McAnuff, at the August Wilson Theatre.
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Broadway's Jersey Boys has announced that Joseph Leo Bwarie and Nick Cosgrove will take on the role of Frankie Valli beginning January 28. Current Valli, Dominic Scaglione Jr., will play his final performance on January 26.

Bwarie, who has played the role of Valli in Las Vegas as well as on the first national tour, made his Broadway debut in the show last year. Cosgrove makes his Broadway debut direct from the national tour, after nearly six years in the production's Broadway, Las Vegas, and Chicago companies.

The current cast also includes Richard H. Blake (Tommy DeVito), Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), and Drew Gehling (Bob Gaudio), with Peter Gregus and Mark Lotito, and Miles Aubrey, Erik Bates, Candi Boyd, Jared Bradshaw, Cara Cooper, Ken Dow, John Edwards, Russell Fischer, Katie O'Toole, Joe Payne, Mauricio Pérez, Nathan Scherich, Sara Schmidt, and Katie Webber.

Jersey Boys opened on November 6, 2005, at the August Wilson Theatre and has enjoyed nearly 3,500 Broadway performances. Featuring a Tony-nominated book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the musical charts the evolution of the popular 1960s pop/rock quartet Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

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