As part of Barbara Cook's Spotlight series, Barrett will perform an evening of Leonard Bernstein tunes. Entitled "Bernstein on Broadway," the 7:30 PM concert will be held in the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theatre. Barry Kleinbort directs the Bernstein tribute with musical direction and piano accompaniment by Christopher Denny.
Concertgoers can expect to hear Barrett's renditions of "Tonight," "Lucky to Be Me," "Lonely Town," "A Simple Song," "Take Care of This House," "Somewhere," "Make Our Garden Grow," "Gabey's Comin'" and "New York, New York," among others.
Cook's Spotlight series will continue in the fall with concerts by Betty Buckley, Rebecca Luker, Victoria Clark, Liz Callaway and a joint performance with Jason Danieley and Marin Mazzie.
Brent Barrett received an Olivier Award nomination for his role in the London company of Kiss Me, Kate, and his other theatrical credits include the Broadway productions of Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago, Grand Hotel, Dance a Little Closer, West Side Story and Candide. Barrett received a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for his work in the L.A. production of Chicago and has been seen Off-Broadway in Closer Than Ever, March of the Falsettos, The Death of Von Richtofen, The Time of the Cuckoo and Portrait of Jenny. His television and film appearances include "Hercules," "Longtime Companion," "All My Children," "Another World" and "Guiding Light."
Tickets, priced $45, are available by calling (800) 444-1324 or by visiting www.kennedy-center.org.