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John Barrowman joins Seth Rudetsky in three intimate concerts at Leicester Square Theatre

John Barrowman

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

INTERNATIONAL theatre and TV star John Barrowman MBE returns to perform in London in Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre concert series.

The three intimate performances, produced by Mark Cortale, take place on Friday, April 13 at 7pm and Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 3pm and 7pm.

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.

Described as a spontaneous evening of hilarity and show-stopping songs, Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre is not to be missed.

John 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 also made his Broadway debut in the role of Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard and later returned to Broadway to star 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 for 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 him the 2010 What’s On Stage award for Best Take-over in a Role.

In 2014, Barrowman received an MBE for services to entertainment and to charity.

Seth Rudetsky

Seth Rudetsky 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 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. For his stand-up comedy, he won the title “Funniest Gay Male in New York”.

Tickets (on sale from Friday, February 9, 2018): £25 – £65 and £100 (including meet and greet). To book, call the box office on 9020 7734 2222 or visit

Also at Leicester Square Theatre: Version 2.0 by Kashyap Raja (February 20 to March 3) and Murder, She Didn’t Write, an improvised murder mystery (February 25, March 25 and April 29, 2018).