Sunset's Barrowman to Star in Jack & the Beanstalk
19 May 2006
John Barrowman as Jack.
John Barrowman, most recently seen on the London stage in A Few Good Men, will head the cast of the upcoming U.K. production of Jack & the Beanstalk.
The classic holiday pantomime will be presented Dec. 16, 2006-Jan. 27, 2007 at the New Theatre in Cardiff, Wales. Also cast are Andy Jones as Simple Simon and Tony Wright as Dame Trot.
John Barrowman recently reprised his role as Billy Crocker in the National Theatre's production of Anything Goes at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He originally played the role opposite Elaine Paige in 1989. On Broadway, the actor starred in the Stephen Sondheim revue Putting It Together and also made a guest appearance in the New York company of Sunset Boulevard, repeating his London role as Joe Gillis. Barrowman's other London theatrical credits include Grease!, The Phantom of the Opera, The Fix, Miss Saigon and Beauty and the Beast. He made his London pantomime debut in a production of Cinderella last December and was also seen in the film of "The Producers."
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk.
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