15 May 2013
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David McGranaghan – Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys is the Tony and Laurence Olivier Award winning true story of the formation of the celebrated band, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. In a rags to riches tale with some traumatic twists and turns along the way, Jersey Boys focuses on the members of the group and their life before and after the band . Set to the much loved and well known music from the Four Seasons, Jersey Boys is one of the most popular shows in London.

Jersey Boys has being going strong on the West End since it opened at the Prince Edward Theatre in 2008. Five years and three Nick Massi’s later, David McGranaghan took to the stage to perform the iconic role of one of the founding members of the celebrated band, The Four Seasons.  I caught up with David in his dressing room at the Prince Edward Theatre where he told me all about life as one of the Jersey Boys as well as his life as a business man outside of the stage. David was also brave enough to take my Lightening Round Challenge. Poor lad! Watch the videos and check out our five facts about David to learn more about the actor and the show.

David Talks About the Jersey Boys

In this first video, David talks to me about the show and his role as Nick Massi. He also mentions some hilariously rowdy audience members!

David Talks about his Game for Fame

There are plenty of strings to Mr Mcgranaghan’s bow: David is also a business man with a board game on the shelves of many big name shops. In this video David not only talks to me about his invention, we also play the game (which I thoroughly enjoyed!)

Five Things You Might Not Have Known About David

  1.  David took part in a workshop for rumoured new musical, Bridget Jones’ Diary. David suspects that the show will come to the West End in the near future. If the show were to come to London he could be interested in the role of Daniel Cleaver.
  2. David is not just an actor, he is also a prolific business man. As you will have seen from the video above, David co-invented a board game “Game For Fame.” David spends his day times dealing with his business
  3. David is in talks about turning his board game into a TV game show. Watch this space!
  4. If David wasn’t in The Jersey Boys he would most like to be in The Book of Mormon or Merrily We Roll Along. David is massive fan of Merrily’s creator Stephen Sondheim who also wrote Sweeny Todd.
  5. Whilst David likes to stay in shape, he does like cheese. Although he prefers chess (according to our Lightening Round Challenge!)

The Lightening Round

Their comes a time in every actors career that they have to take a deep breath and man up to a tricky challenge. This was that time for David, who takes on Rebecca’s Lightening Round! Good luck David (he needed it!)

The Jersey Boys is running at the Prince Edward Theatre and is booking until February 2014. Shows run from Tuesday – Saturday evenings at 7.30pm with Matinees on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm and at 5pm on a Sunday.

Rebecca

About the Author

Rebecca is a cheeky London lady with a love of theatre, cheese and wine (preferably all at the same time!) She graduated from Goldsmiths (University of London) with a First Class Honours degree in Drama and Theatre Arts and later went on to study for an NCTJ postgraduate diploma in Journalism.

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