Grease's Osnes Will Join Barbour for Sardi's Concert

By Andrew Gans
and Adam Hetrick
January 23, 2009

Grease star Laura Osnes, recently seen in the Kennedy Center's Broadway: Three Generations, will be James Barbour's special guest for his Feb. 21 concert at Sardi's.



As previously announced, Lauren Kennedy will join recent Tale of Two Cities star Barbour for the opening night of his new concert, Love Songs, which will play Saturday evenings at Sardi's beginning Jan. 31. Other scheduled guests include Jenny Powers (Little Women, Happiness) Feb. 7 and Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party) Feb. 28.

Barbour returns to Sardi's having concluded his solo run in The Holiday Concert at the theatre-district destination on Jan. 4. His latest show, Love Songs, will play Saturday evenings through Feb. 28.

Jeremy Roberts serves as musical director for Barbour's Love Songs; special Valentine's concerts will be offered Feb. 13, 14 and 15. All show times are 9:30 PM.

Barbour's winter engagement will include such songs as "Loving You Keeps Me Alive," "If Ever I Would Leave You," "If I Loved You," "If I Can’t Love Her," "If Dreams Come True," "My Funny Valentine," "Embraceable You," "On The Street Where You Live," "Unexpected Song" and "Autumn Leaves."

This season James Barbour was seen as Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities. His other Broadway credits include Assassins, Urinetown, Jane Eyre, Beauty and the Beast, Carousel and Cyrano—The Musical. He has appeared in such films as "Eight Crazy Nights" and has guest-starred on such television shows as "Sex and the City" and "Ed."

Tickets are priced $25, $45, and $60; there is also a $25 food-drink minimum per person. Sardi's is located in Manhattan at 234 West 44th Street. For reservations call (212) 868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com.