Jersey Boys Tour

On April 24th the open-end run of the Chicago production of Jersey Boys, playing at the Bank of America Theatre, welcomed Michael Cunio to his new role as Tommy DeVito.

Cunio joined a company that included other recent cast additions, including Shonn Wiley playing Bob Gaudio and Dominic Scaglione Jr playing Frankie Valli. The cast also features Michael Ingersoll playing Nick Massi, Jonathan Weir and Craig Laurie.

The cast’s ensemble includes Dominic Bogart, Michelle Aravena, John Michael Coppola, Jared Bradshaw, John Michael Dias, Steven M. Goldsmith, Alayna Gallo, Mike Erickson, Michelle Knight, Merissa Haddad, Sydney Morton, Rashad Naylor, Kraig McCreary, Ryan Quinn West, Chuck Webb and Timothy Quinlan.

Michael Cunio is the co-founder and lead singer of Reckless Place, an alternative rock bank, and has appeared in productions of The Rockae, Hairspray, Chess, Reefer Madness, Letters from Nam and Jesus Christ Superstar. His screen credits include “Cradle 2 the Grave,” “The Fluffer, “The West Wing,” “Motocrossed,” “Scrapper,” and “V.I.P.”

Jersey Boys is produced by Joseph J. Grano, Dodger Theatricals, Kevin and Tamara Kinsella, Lattitude Link with Pelican Group, and Rick Steiner. The Chicago show is presented by TheatreDreams and Broadway in Chicago.

The writers of Jersey Boys are Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman, with lyrics from Bob Crewe and music from Bob Gaudio. The production was directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo.

According to the show’s press notes, the musical is the story of Frankie Vallie as well as the Four Seasons: Bob Gaudio, Frankie Vallie, Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito, four blue collar boys from Jersey on the wrong side of the tracks who went on to become one of America’s biggest pop music groups of all time. They invented their own sound, wrote all of their own songs, and sold over 175 million records around the world all before the age of 30.

The premiere of Jersey Boys was in October 2004 at the La Jolla Playhouse before it went to Broadway in November 2005 at the August Wilson Theatre, where it still continues to play.

Tickets can be purchased at box offices for the Broadway in Chicago at 151 W. Randolph St., 24 W. Randolph St and 18 W. Monroe, by calling the Broadway in Chicago at (312) 902-1400, or online at or Ticketmaster ticket outlets.

By admin On April 23, 2009