John Barrowman to join Seth Rudetsky for three intimate London performances
International theatre and TV star John Barrowman MBE returns to perform in London in Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre concert series for three intimate performances.
John Barrowman is best know in the US for his role of Malcolm Merlyn (aka The Dark Archer) in the hit TV series Arrow, based on the Green Arrow comic books, and in the UK as Captain Jack Harkness, in Dr Who and Torchwood. He landed his first professional role, starring as Billy Crocker opposite Elaine Paige in the Cole Porter musical Anything Goes. Since then, John’s career as a leading man in musical theatre has seen him star in many West End shows, including Matador, Miss Saigon, The Phantom Of The Opera, and Sunset Boulevard. John made his Broadway debut in the role of Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard. He then returned to Broadway starring in Stephen Sondheim’s Putting it Together with Carole Burnett. Sam Mendes’ UK premiere of The Fix at the Donmar Warehouse garnered John an Olivier Award nomination as Best Actor in a Musical. He appeared in the West End most recently as Albin/Zaza in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s award-winning production of La Cage Aux Folles, performing to full houses for nine weeks in 2009. This role won John the 2010 What’s On Stage award for Best Take-over in a Role. In HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014, John was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to entertainment and to charity.
Seth Rudetsky recently starred in a charity gala of his Broadway musical Disaster! in 2016 at Charing Cross Theatre and is a self-confessed walking talking Broadway search engine who lives and breathes The Great White Way! A musician, stand-up comic, actor, writer, and radio host, his career includes performing on Broadway, writing three books, penning a weekly Playbill.com column, and playing piano in more than a dozen hit musicals, including Ragtime, Les Miserables, and The Phantom of the Opera. Best known to US audiences as the daily Broadway host of Sirius/XM radio, he has also been nominated for a Grammy Award – for his recording of the musical Hair – and was three times nominated for an Emmy Award – for his writing on The Rosie O’Donnell Show as well as winning the title “Funniest Gay Male in New York” for his stand-up comedy.
Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre began in 2013 with Patti LuPone and returned with Audra McDonald last year. What differentiates this concert series from any other perhaps, is the seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway’s biggest stars – prompted by Rudetsky’s probing, funny, revealing questions – and their stellar singing of the musical theatre repertoire. This is a spontaneous evening of hilarity and show-stopping songs that is not to be missed.
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