Mark Ballas Is 'Thrilled' To Play Frankie Valli in Final Months of 'Jersey Boys' on Broadway
By Zach Seemayer
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Mark Ballas is getting ready to hit the stage as the legendary Frankie Valli in the final months of Jersey Boys' Broadway run.
Ballas took to Twitter on Tuesday to confirm the news, writing, "THRILLED to announce I'll be playing the final "Frankie Valli" in @JerseyBoysInfo on Broadway starting Oct 18th till Jan 15th. See U there."
Jersey Boys, which opened on Broadway in November 2005, is one of the longest running shows in Broadway history, with over 4,600 performances by the time the musical comes to an end in January. It tells the behind-the-scenes story of singer Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, the group responsible for classic hits like "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man" and "Sherry."
The 30-year-old dancer shared a heartfelt message with his DWTS fans last week on Twitter, thanking them for their love and support in his new endeavor in a note he penned in his sketch book.
"I wanted to hand write this letter to personally thank each and every one of you for the support over the years. I am incredibly moved and grateful for all your messages over the past 24 hours. I know many of you are concerned and curious. I want to wish my DWTS comrades luck this season," Ballas wrote. "I'll miss competing and creating outside the box, however I am looking forward to this new chapter and venture that is beginning shortly."