John Barrowman News

Date of Birth: March 11, 1968 (48)
Birth Place: Glasgow, SCOTLAND
Gender: Male
BWW Review: JEST END, Waterloo East Theatre, 3 December 2016BWW Review: JEST END, Waterloo East Theatre, 3 December 2016
by Andrew Tomlins - Dec 6, 2016

Jest End has returned to London's Waterloo East Theatre one year on from its most recent run at the venue. Lovingly pointing the finger at the West End's latest shows, best-loved stars and recent hot topics, Jest End is London's answer to off-Broadway sensation Forbidden Broadway. (more...)

BWW Review: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, King's Theatre, Edinburgh, 30 November 2016BWW Review: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, King's Theatre, Edinburgh, 30 November 2016
by Gregor Dickson - Dec 3, 2016

The annual spectacular pantomime at the King's Theatre in Edinburgh has built a reputation for being one of the best in the country, and this year's production of Jack and the Beanstalk does not disappoint. From start to finish, it is a feast of laughter, music, colour and fun, and is sure to delight young and old alike. (more...)

Birmingham Hippodrome Announces 12 Days of Christmas ChallengeBirmingham Hippodrome Announces 12 Days of Christmas Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

With panto season just around the corner, Birmingham Hippodrome has today announced details of a new fundraising campaign which aims to raise over £12,000 to help support its growing programme of Relaxed Performances for audiences with special access needs and complex learning disabilities in 2017. (more...)

Danielle Hope to Join Star-Studded Cast of DICK WHITTINGTONDanielle Hope to Join Star-Studded Cast of DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

With less than one month to go until the opening of Birmingham's favourite pantomime, Qdos Entertainment and Birmingham Hippodrome are delighted to announce that West End actress and singer DANIELLE HOPE will join JOHN BARROWMAN, STEVE MCFADDEN, THE KRANKIES, JODIE PRENGER and MATT SLACK in this year's magical, festive production of Dick Whittington from Mon 19 Dec 2016 - Sun 29 Jan 2017.  (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Thursday, December 8, 2016Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Thursday, December 8, 2016
by - Nov 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Thursday, December 8, 2016! (more...)

Qdos Entertainment to Light Up Stages Across the UK with 2016-17 Panto SeasonQdos Entertainment to Light Up Stages Across the UK with 2016-17 Panto Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Beginning this month, a host of stars from the world of entertainment will light up the stages in twenty four towns and cities around the UK for this year's Qdos Entertainment pantomime season. From Aberdeen to Plymouth, over 60 well-known actors, comedians and entertainers will lead the casts of the nation's favourite pantomimes in theatres across the country including, for the first time in nearly three decades, a return to the capital's London Palladium. (more...)

The Metropolitan Room to Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 11/25The Metropolitan Room to Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

After you've had enough turkey and family drama this Thanksgiving, why not join us for an evening of comedy, music and sequins! Liberace lived a life of flamboyance, sparkle, and lavish costumes. In this funny and touching tribute, the virtuoso musician gets one last chance to glitter and shine as he tickles the ivories through his favorite songs. Miss Peggy Lee is beyond description. (more...)

It's As If We Never Said Goodbye! A Salute to Broadway-Bound SUNSET BOULEVARDIt's As If We Never Said Goodbye! A Salute to Broadway-Bound SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Nora Dominick - Oct 26, 2016

To celebrate Glenn Close's return in SUNSET BOULEVARD, BroadwayWorld has rounded up a salute to the iconic musical with some of our favorite performances of the iconic music. Check it out! (more...)

Photo Flash: DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS Plays London's Royal Albert HallPhoto Flash: DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS Plays London's Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS, a concert celebrating two decades of Disney Theatrical's stage musicals on Broadway, the West End and around the world, premiered last night at London's Royal Albert Hall. Featuring an appearance by Tony and eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken - who received an immediate and sustained standing ovation - and the 74 piece BBC Concert Orchestra under the baton of Keith Lockhart, the evening ended with a surprise appearance by the West End cast of Aladdin in a performance of the show-stopping 'Friend Like Me.' (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS, Royal Albert Hall, 23 October 2016BWW Review: DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS, Royal Albert Hall, 23 October 2016
by Natalie Crofts - Oct 24, 2016

Celebrating over 20 years of successful Disney shows on Broadway, the West End and around the World, including smash hits such as Mary Poppins, The Lion King and Aladdin, as well as shorter-running productions, King David, Tarzan and Aida, an all-star cast brought the magic of the movies to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall last night, in the European premiere of Disney's Broadway Hits. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alistair Brammer Talks MISS SAIGON 25th Anniversary BroadcastBWW Interview: Alistair Brammer Talks MISS SAIGON 25th Anniversary Broadcast
by Marianka Swain - Oct 14, 2016

Actor Alistair Brammer played the lead role of Chris in the acclaimed West End revival of Miss Saigon. During his run, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with a gala performance recently broadcast in the US, and appearing in UK cinemas for one night only on 16 October. (more...)

LAURI GREGOIRE, A Dancer's LifeLAURI GREGOIRE, A Dancer's Life
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 11, 2016

Make no mistake about it, to know Lauri Gregoire is to love her - just ask the legions of people lucky enough to know her throughout her life, particularly those who have come to know her in the 20-plus years she's lived in Nashville. She's beautiful, to be certain, but perhaps more to the point, she is bright, clever, intelligent, empathetic, kind and committed to her family and friends, her career and business and to living the kind of life that has created a legacy of creativity and art in her adopted hometown. (more...)

BWW Review: MADDIE 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition London Cast AlbumBWW Review: MADDIE 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition London Cast Album
by Jenny Ell - Oct 6, 2016

Further empowering their ethos of preserving 'lost' British theatre, Stage Door Records are releasing their latest cast album, Maddie, with a 20th Anniversary Deluxe edition bumper pack of a CD. Originally developed at Oxford University in 1990 during a Stephen Sondheim masterclass, emerging and ambitious producer Kenny Wax opened the show at Salisbury Playhouse in 1996 following a series of workshops. The production then went on to open in the West End the next year following superb reactions from the critics. The two-disc album includes the original recording, alongside a collection of studio demos which include cut songs and alternate versions, and three bonus tracks recorded this year. (more...)

Birmingham Hippodrome Welcomes Britian's Favourite Soap Star BaddieBirmingham Hippodrome Welcomes Britian's Favourite Soap Star Baddie
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Soap star royalty arrived in Birmingham this week as Britain's favourite soap baddie, Steve McFadden paid an exclusive visit to the city's premiere theatre in countdown to the arrival of Birmingham's biggest panto! (more...)

John Barrowman Hosts and More Tickets Released for DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITSJohn Barrowman Hosts and More Tickets Released for DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2016

John Barrowman has been confirmed as the performing emcee for the European premiere of Disney's Broadway Hits at the Royal Albert Hall next month, as a small number of extra tickets are released for this hugely popular show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stage & Screen Stars Launch Birmingham's Biggest Panto DICK WITTINGTONPhoto Flash: Stage & Screen Stars Launch Birmingham's Biggest Panto DICK WITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Following last year's record-breaking production of Aladdin attended by nearly 120,000 people, Birmingham Hippodrome is thrilled to play host to another unmissable pantomime production of the rags-to-riches tale, Dick Whittington, this Christmas season. Scroll down to meet the cast! (more...)

London MADDIE Recordings with John Barrowman to Be Released 10/14London MADDIE Recordings with John Barrowman to Be Released 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016

Stage Door Records are pleased to announce a 2 CD Deluxe Edition issue of the 'Maddie' Original London Cast Recording will be released on October 14th, 2016. The album features 5 previously unreleased 1991 recordings by John Barrowman alongside a host of top West End performers. The CD release celebrates the 20th Anniversary of 'Maddie' and continues Stage Door's commitment to preserve 'lost' British theatre scores of the past 50 years. (more...)

Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway stars and a host of musical presentations are on tap for the upcoming 2016-17 primetime television season. Included in THE LINEUP will be new series starring HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson, FROZEN's Kristen Bell and BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY star Stephen Pasquale. (more...)

The Metropolitan Room Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 9/2The Metropolitan Room Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Liberace lived a life of flamboyance, sparkle, and lavish costumes. In this funny and touching tribute, the virtuoso musician gets one last chance to glitter and shine as he tickles the ivories through his favorite songs. Miss Peggy Lee is beyond description. New York City favorites David Maiocco and Chuck Sweeney will reprise their iconic performance as the legends who defined four decades of music and pop culture. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Melissa Benoist & More Set for SUPERGIRL Musical Episode!Jeremy Jordan, Melissa Benoist & More Set for SUPERGIRL Musical Episode!
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

SUPERGIRL, which recently made the transfer from CBS to The CW, and THE FLASH will team up for a two-part musical episode airing during the second half of the 2016-17 TV season (more...)

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