John Barrowman with Seth Rudetsky as pianist & host
  • West End

Mark Cortale Presents Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre: JOHN BARROWMAN MBE with SETH RUDETSKY as pianist & host.

International theatre and television star JOHN BARROWMAN MBE returns to London for Seth Rudetsky's Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre concert series for three intimate performances produced by Mark Cortale.

John Barrowman is best know for his role of Malcolm Merlyn (aka The Dark Archer) in the hit television series Arrow, based on the Green Arrow comic books and in the UK as Captain Jack Harness in Dr. Who and Torchwood. Seth Rudetsky recently starred in his musical 'Disaster!' in 2016 at the Charing Cross Theatre.

Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre began in 2013 with Patti LuPone and returned with Audra McDonald last season. 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 musical theatre repertoire. This is a spontaneous evening of hilarity and show-stopping songs that is not to be missed.

John Barrowman MBE 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' premiere production 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. www.johnbarrowman.com

Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's "On Broadway" as well as the host of Seth Speaks on Sirius/XM Stars. As an author, he penned "My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan" and the sequel "The Rise And Fall Of A Theater Geek" (Random House) as well as three volumes of "Seth's Broadway Diary" featuring inside scoop and hilarious stories from all of the stars he's worked with. He co-wrote and co-starred in "Disaster!" (NY TIMES "critics pick") last season on Broadway. "Disaster!" also premiered to rave reviews in London's West End in November. In June 2016, he and his husband, James Wesley, co-produced a recording of "What The World Needs Now" with stars like Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Carole King, Audra McDonald which went to number one on iTunes and raised $100,000 for the Orlando shooting victims (and is still raising money. Buy it!). On Inauguration Day 2017, he and James started "Concert For America", a monthly series around the country (including S.F.!) helping 5 non-profits being hurt by the current administration. Stars such as Kelli O'Hara, Barry Manilow, Stephanie Mills, Vanessa Williams, Andy Cohen and more have performed and you can watch the next one streamed live on ConcertsForAmerica.com. For more information visit www.sethrudetsky.com

The Meet and Greet will be 30 minutes long and will include a professional photograph with John Barrowman and Seth Rudetsky available for download online. It will not include autographs due to time constraints. Patrons with Meet and Greet tickets are requested to stay in their seats after the performance and wait for further instruction.

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