Broadway's Arden, Lockyer, McDermott and Panaro to Join Streisand for Upcoming Tour

News   Broadway's Arden, Lockyer, McDermott and Panaro to Join Streisand for Upcoming Tour American audiences may have been treated to the sounds of Il Divo during Barbra Streisand's recent U.S. concert tour, but international audiences will hear a Broadway sound.
Michael Arden in The Times They Are A-Changin'.
Michael Arden in The Times They Are A-Changin'. Photo by Bruce Glikas

Playbill.com has learned that four of Broadway's leading men — Michael Arden, Peter Lockyer, Sean McDermott and Hugh Panaro — will join the Academy Award-winning actress during her forthcoming European tour.

As previously announced, the concert — co-directed by Streisand and Richard Jay-Alexander — will play London, Austria, France and Ireland with additional tour dates to be announced shortly. The award-winning performer will be backed by a 58-piece orchestra, and concertgoers can expect to hear such tunes as "Evergreen," "People," "The Way We Were" and "Don't Rain on My Parade."

Designated proceeds from the tour will support Streisand's philanthropic initiatives and will be distributed through The Streisand Foundation.

The current tour itinerary follows:
June 21 in Vienna at the Schloss Schonbrun
June 26 in Paris at the Bercy
July 10 in Nice at the Nikaia Stadium
July 14 in Dublin at the Castletown House
July 18 in London at the O2 Dome

Michael Arden was most recently on the Broadway stage in Twyla Tharp's The Times They Are-Changin'. The young actor made his Broadway debut as Tom Sawyer in the revival of Big River, and his other New York stage credits include Bare: A Pop Opera, The Vampire Lestat, It's Only Life and Harold & Maude. Arden's regional credits include Ace; God of Vengeance; Falsettoland; Art, Song Dance; West Side Story; Songs for a New World; The Common Pursuit and A Winter's Tale. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Arden's compositions include Easter Rising and As You Like It. Peter Lockyer has been seen on Broadway in La Bohème, Cyrano—The Musical, Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. He portrayed Marius in the tour of Les Miz and Chris in the tour of Miss Saigon. Lockyer was also seen in the TV version of Gypsy as Yonkers.

Sean McDermott's Broadway credits include Grease, Falsettos, Miss Saigon and Starlight Express. He was seen Off-Broadway in Boys in the Band and in the national tours of South Pacific and Starlight Express as well as the international tour of West Side Story.

Hugh Panaro's Main Stem credits include The Phantom of the Opera, Lestat, Side Show, Show Boat, The Red Shoes and Les Misérables.

For more information visit www.barbrastreisand.com or www.cpitour.com.

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Barbra Streisand starred on Broadway in I Can Get It for You Wholesale and Funny Girl, earning Tony Award nominations for both performances. She received a 1970 Special Tony Award. The actress, composer and director has won two Academy Awards: for Best Actress in a Leading Role in "Funny Girl" and for Best Music, Original Song (with Paul Williams) for the "A Star Is Born" song "Evergreen." Her most recent CD is titled "Guilty Pleasures." Streisand last toured the U.S. in 1994; she also played concerts in Los Angeles and New York in 2001.