He shared a behind-the-scenes photo via Twitter on Monday (Aug. 9) in which he poses alongside CJ Pawlikowski (The Book of Mormon), who plays Bob Gaudio; Matt Bogart as Nick Massi; Andy Karl as Tommy DeVito; and the Jersey Boys‘ original director Des McAnuff.
“The past couple months I’ve been in Cleveland playing my dream role as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys!” he wrote. “With our incredible cast and crew, we worked tirelessly to create an amazing musical movie event for you all. Stay tuned for more exciting news.”
Valli, 87, confirmed the New Jersey-bred Jonas Brothers member would portray him in the upcoming TV musical film in an interview on Today. “[Jersey Boys] is being filmed for television and Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers is playing Frankie, and I’m really excited about that,” he said in June. The following month, Jonas, 28, shared a TikTok video of the “first day tech rehearsal on stage.”
Running from 2005 to 2017 on Broadway, the original four-time Tony Award-winning jukebox musical follows the story of ’60s rock ‘n’ roll group The Four Seasons, which was split into four “seasons” for every member to narrate their perspective on the band’s history. In 2007, the Jersey Boys: Original Broadway Cast Recording album won a Grammy Award for best musical theater album, with original Four Seasons member Gaudio as its producer.
Clint Eastwood directed and produced the 2014 film adaptation of Jersey Boys based on the musical, with Valli and Gaudio serving as executive producers and starring Tony-winning original star John Lloyd Young as the lead singer.
See Jonas’ first photo from Jersey Boys below.
The past couple months I’ve been in Cleveland playing my dream role as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys! With our incredible cast and crew, we worked tirelessly to create an amazing musical movie event for you all. Stay tuned for more exciting news 😎 pic.twitter.com/mRcgAW1x0z
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) August 9, 2021