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Austin Colby Joins Cast of Jersey Boys as Bob Gaudio

The Tony Award-winning musical continues its run at New World Stages.

Austin Colby will play Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys at New World Stages starting tonight.
(photo provided by Boneau/Bryan-Brown)

Austin Colby will join the cast of Jersey Boys beginning tonight, Monday, November 19, at New World Stages.

Colby will play Bob Gaudio alongside Aaron De Jesus as Frankie Valli, Mark Edwards as Nick Massi, and Sam Wolf as Tommy DeVito. The production also includes Dianna Barger, Stephen Cerf, Amanda Dela Cruz, Andrew Frace, Natalie Gallo, Austin Owen, John Rochette, Paul Sabala, Dru Serkes, and Joshua Charles Skurnik.

Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe, Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and includes dozens of their popular hits including "Walk Like a Man," "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You."

The show's Broadway production opened on November 6, 2005, after playing an out-of-town tryout run at the La Jolla Playhouse. It closed 11 years later on January 15, 2017. A film version directed by Clint Eastwood was released in 2014.

Like the Broadway production, the off-Broadway staging is directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, with music supervision, vocal and dance arrangements and incidental music by Ron Melrose, and orchestrations by Steve Orich.

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