Meredith Patterson Announced As Opening Night Guest At James Barbour's Holiday Concert 2009 12/11
Broadway star and vocal magician, James Barbour, will repeat last season's holiday sold-out success with this season's HOLIDAY CONCERT 2009 which will be presented in both New York and Los Angeles. The New York Concerts will begin on Friday, December 11 at Bill's 1890 Restaurant & Café (57 East 54th Street - between Park & Madison) and continue through Saturday, December 19 with musical direction by opera's revered Constantine Kitsopoulos.
The evening will feature a musically inspired reading of Clement Clarke Moore's planet-famous poem "The Night Before Christmas" which the scholar/philanthropist wrote for his nine children in 1822 while they lived at 57 East 54th Street the building which now houses the Café.
The Los Angeles schedule will present one concert only on Monday, December 21 at The Colony Theatre (555 N. Third St. - Burbank, CA) with musical direction by multiple Grammy Award nominated composer, producer, songwriter, arranger and rock impresario, Peter Wolf. Both concerts are being produced by Treehouse Entertainment Inc. and Roberta Nusim for TMA (Theatrical Marketing Associates) and will feature special guest appearances by Broadway and Hollywood luminaries.
Opening Night in New York will feature acclaimed Broadway beauty Meredith Patterson.
THE HOLIDAY CONCERT playing schedule is as follows:
NEW YORK EVENINGS
Friday, December 11 7:30pm
Saturday, December 12 7:30pm
Monday, December 14 7:30pm
Tuesday, December 15 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 16 7:30pm
Thursday, December 17 7:30pm
Friday, December 18 7:30pm
Saturday, December 19 7:30pm
NEW YORK MATINEES
Saturday, December 19 3:00pm
$60 (Premium Seating), $45 (Gold Seats), $25 (Silver Seats)
(Plus $25 food & drink minimum per person)
ABOUT Meredith Patterson
Meredith Patterson is currently plays Francesca on ABC's long-running hit series All My Children. Meredith is featured in the 2009 Sony Classics Documentary Every Little Step. Broadway: Originated the role of Judy Haynes in Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Peggy Sawyer in 42nd ST Revival (August 2001-2002/Lincoln Center Archives), Singing Apple in The Green Bird (Dir: Julie Taymor). Theater: Kit Baker in Face The Music (City Center Encore's), Polly Browne in The Boy Friend (Dir. Julie Andrews), Yvette Gerard in the world premiere of Gershwin's An American in Paris (Alley Theatre), Louise Maske in Steve Martin's The Underpants (Dir. John Rando: Geffen Theatre), Young Phyllis in Papermill's Follies (with Ann Miller). Television: Meredith guest starred as the hilarious Missy Tiggs on ABC's Boston Legal (opposite Candice Bergen and Tom Selleck). Film credits include: My Father's Will (2010), Before the Devil Knows Your Dead (dir. Sidney Lumet), The Princess Diaries II: Royal Engagement (dir. Garry Marshall), Broken Flowers (dir. Jim Jarmusch) and Company Man (Marilyn Monroe). Recordings: White Christmas (Ghostlight), Face The Music (DRG) Papermill's Follies (TVT), The Green Bird (DRG), MerieNYC (Merie Productions). Meredith is currently executive producing and performing a jazz album with her father, drummer Bill Patterson, to be released in spring 2010.
ABOUT James Barbour
James Barbour was nominated for the Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Awards for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Sydney Carton in the Broadway musical version of A Tale of Two Cities, and won the Sarasota Magazine Best Actor Award for the Asolo Rep pre-Broadway production. He has starred on Broadway in such Tony-Award winning shows as Stephen Sondheim's Assassins, Disney's Beauty and the Beast as The Beast, Carousel as Billy Bigelow, Urinetown as Officer Lockstock and as Edward Rochester in Jane Eyre (Drama League Award nomination). He also appeared in the Broadway production of Cyrano and the national tour of The Secret Garden. His voice can be heard on the upcoming international recording of A Tale of Two Cities, the PS Classics recording of Assassins, the Sony Classical cast recording of Jane Eyre, The Gift on Geffen Records, the upcoming release of Frank Wildhorn's Dracula, as well as on the live CD recording of his self-produced stage show Broadway in Concert (for which he won an LA WEEKLY Garland Award). His television credits range from the pilots of "The District," "Just Shoot Me" and "Flashpoint" to appearances on "Sex and the City," "Ed," "That's Life," "Some Enchanted Evening: Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein" (PBS), "Beauty and the Beast: A Concert on Ice" (CBS), the PBS mini-series "American Experience: John & AbiGail Adams" (playing Thomas Jefferson) and the upcoming film version of A Tale of Two Cities for public television. Film credits include Alchemy (Tribeca Film Festival and ABC Family) starring opposite Tom Cavanagh and Sarah Chalke; Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights, Waiting for Lefty, The Tell-Tale Heart and Twinkle Toes with Sally Kirkland. As an author and producer, James is responsible for creating three concert series, James Barbour: The Holiday Concert and Love Songs (both at New York City's famed Sardi's Restaurant) and Back From Broadway/Broadway in Concert (the latter in conjunction with Steinway Concert Artist Hershey Felder). Mr. Barbour is considered one of the most sought-after performers on Broadway today. He is on the A-list of actors asked to develop new works for the industry's leading writers and composers including Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Frank Wildhorn, and Christopher Durang to name a few. He is currently developing a new musical concert called The Romantics. Mr. Barbour has worked tirelessly in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and is on the Artists' Committee of The Actors Fund.