This famous show was initially developed in 1959 by Joan Littlewood and her Theatre Workshop Company at Theatre Royal Stratford East, before transferring to the West End's Garrick Theatre where it ran for 886 performances and won an Evening Standard Award for Best Musical.
A GEORDIE actor who has been starring on a West End stage for the past six years could soon be mixing with A- list movie stars Clint Eastwood and Christopher Walken.
We catch up with Notting Hill's Ryan Molloy, who has just set the record as the longest lead actor in a West End show.
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Renovation need not be a song and dance, as the start of a West End musical explains to Carol Lewis.
Clint Eastwood has cast Christopher Walken in his film adaptation of hit musical Jersey Boys. Will it be Ryan who join's the cast as Frankie Valli?
Film legend Clint Eastwood's movie adaptation of Jersey Boys, based on the musical about Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons could see the London show's star Ryan Molloy cast in the lead role.
After leaving school with one O-level, North Shields-born Ryan Molloy is now a musical star who has just sung with Barbra Streisand and is about to meet Frankie Valli, the icon heís playing on stage in a record-breaking West End run. But, as he tells BARBARA HODGSON, he hasnít forgotten his roots and would snap up a chance to work up North.
It is surely every singerís dream to perform alongside the legendary Barbra Streisand, so when Ryan Molloy was asked to join her on stage just hours before she was due to appear for the London leg of her European tour, he couldnít believe his luck. Streisand, 71, had been let down by classical trio Il Volo, who were due to sing the finale with her. The divaís stage manager Richard Jay-Alexander called his old friend Molloy, who for the last five years has starred as Frankie Valli in the West End hit Jersey Boys, and begged him to fill in.