Barrowman is back... Fresh from TV’s Arrow, John Barrowman joins Seth Rudetsky for London concerts

10 Feb
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
John Barrowman and Seth Rudetsky

Best known for his roles in TV series Arrow, Torchwood and Doctor Who, John Barrowman is set to return to London in April for three intimate concert performances with Broadway's Seth Rudetsky at Leicester Square Theatre.

Barrowman is best known 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 Doctor Who and Torchwood.

Seth Rudetsky recently starred in a charity gala of his Broadway musical Disaster! in 2016 at Charing Cross Theatre.

The three intimate concert performances will take place on 13 and 14 April at London’s Leicester Square Theatre. Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre began in 2013 with Patti LuPone and returned with Audra McDonald last year.

The format focuses on a 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.

Barrowman landed his first professional role, starring as Billy Crocker opposite Elaine Paige in the Cole Porter musical Anything Goes. Since then, his 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.

He 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 Barrowman an Olivier Award nomination as Best Actor in a Musical. The actor also appeared in the West End most recently as Albin/Zaza in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s award-winning production of La Cage Aux Folles.

Rudetsky is a musician, stand-up comic, actor, writer, and radio host. His career includes performing on Broadway, writing three books, penning a weekly column, and playing piano in more than a dozen hit musicals, including Ragtime, Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera. He is best known to US audiences as the daily Broadway host of Sirius/XM radio.